Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Mess We Are In and A Solution

I posted this short essay first on a physician discussion web site, www.sermo.com

For decades physicians in this country have let the AMA be their voice. However, due to monies from Congress for CPT codes and the pharmaceutical industry for the use of our AMA number, the AMA has represented itself and not us physicians. Thus the two major health related problems of our time, the failure of price controls and central planning of Medicare to control costs and the increasing numbers of uninsured have been neglected by the official physician spokesman, the AMA.
This created a political vacuum jumped upon by the liberal left to seek their style of a solution. Unfortunately for our patients and our profession, the left's solution to this problem is more price controls and central planning to the detriment of patient-physician centered medicine.
I believe the government does have a place in health care by providing tax incentives or payments for all Americans to have health savings accounts along with high deductible insurance. Then it would be up to us physicians to provide our services via the free market to the public. The state of Indiana has shown that this works well.
Because of my beliefs I have joined Dr. Richard Armstrong as an active member in Docs4PatientCare as the organization that is best qualified to help us provide better care for our patients and thus save our profession.


sandeep gupta said...

I really like the way you write. Other then that can you please elaborate it little more??

sandeep gupta said...

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