Florida Physicians Blast AMA For Supporting Healthcare Reform But Decline To Part Ways

FL-Medical-Association_LogoEditor’s Note – Coming out in support of ObamaCare , the AMA has done more to bring harm to practicing physicians than any other single act in recent history.

Whereas, this critique is well overdue, it’s akin to saying to an assailant that just stuck a mortal blow, ‘I really disapprove of your actions’.  There comes a time when one must fight fire with fire.

The American Medical Association is little more than a perceived figurehead in the medical industry with just 17% of practicing physicians belonging to the organization.  It has proven that politics, personal gain and power trump the best interests of the membership.  Just as the AARP has.

These two organizations are largely responsible for the disaster known as ObamaCare and can no longer justify their existence to the rational mind.  

 

Florida Physicians Blast AMA For Supporting Healthcare Reform But Decline To Part Ways

By Julian Pecquet
The Hill

Florida physicians have “no confidence” in the American Medical Association’s handling of the healthcare reform debate, Florida Medical Association (FMA) President Madelyn Butler said Monday.

“The FMA House of Delegates strongly believes that the American Medical Association has failed to represent practicing physicians on the issue of healthcare reform,” Butler said in a statement. “The FMA has voted to express these grave concerns to the AMA by sending a letter conveying a vote of ‘no confidence’ in the current AMA leadership regarding this issue. After passionate debate and testimony, the overwhelming sentiment was that the FMA members and leadership continue to have serious concerns about the effectiveness of the AMA and its ability to represent physicians’ interests.”

The Florida Medical Association’s House of Delegates over the weekend was expected to take up a resolution splitting with the AMA, The Hill first reported last month. The resolution was proposed by Fort Myers plastic surgeon Douglas Stevens, who called the AMA’s inability to get Congress to reform the Medicare payment system for physicians — something the traditionally conservative doctors lobby expected in exchange for supporting the Democrats’ law — a “fiasco.” 

In the end, the Florida group declined to take up the resolution, opting to send a strongly worded letter of disapproval to the AMA. The letter isn’t expected to be completed until the end of the week.

Read More – http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/politics-elections/114509-florida-physicians-blast-national-group-for-supporting-healthcare-reform-but-decline-to-part-ways

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