Discussion:"Formal" American Medical Assoc response to Obamacare

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Umk395 (talk|edits) said:

12 November 2013
There ARE technical reasons for the implementation (or not) of the Affordable Health Care Act (a/k/a "Obamacare") Here is the take of the American Medical Association:

The American Medical Association has weighed in on Obama's new health care package.  The Allergists were in favor of scratching it, but the Dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves.  The Gastroenterologists had sort of a gut feeling about it, but the Neurologists thought the Administration had a lot of nerve.  Meanwhile, Obstetricians felt certain everyone was laboring under a misconception, while the Ophthalmologists considered the idea shortsighted.

Pathologists yelled, "Over my dead body!" while the Pediatricians said, "Oh, grow up!"  The Psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness, while the Radiologists could see right through it.  Surgeons decided to wash their hands of the whole thing and the Internists claimed it would indeed be a bitter pill to swallow.  The Plastic Surgeons opined that this proposal would "put a whole new face on the matter".  The Podiatrists thought it was a step forward, but the Urologists were peed off at the whole idea.  Anesthesiologists thought the whole idea was a gas, and those lofty Cardiologists didn't have the heart to say no.

In the end, the Proctologists won out, leaving the entire decision up to the _________ in Washington.

CathysTaxes (talk|edits) said:

12 November 2013
Umk, you're on a roll with the Obamacare parodies. Keep it up!

Nilodop (talk|edits) said:

13 November 2013
And the dentists said it can't be that bad - let's drill down and figure it out. Orthopedists say it is definitely broken. Prosthetic manufacturers feel it is way too complicated for them to replace what is needed. Physiatrists feel that everyone should exercise his/her own judgment.

But, seriously, the lawyers probably love it. Court cases will be never-ending.

Nilodop (talk|edits) said:

13 November 2013
The oral surgeons offered to pull out most of it so there'd be no teeth to it, but the orthodontists and cosmetic dentists said they had already been hired to make it look pretty and straighten it out.

Gazoo (talk|edits) said:

13 November 2013
The truth is that the AFA to the medical profession as the brair patch is to Briar Rabbit. They'll all go to the bank on it.

But it's a first step in the long process that will result in a better health system for all Americans. If you repealed this thing tommorrow, there is no panacea. The status quo will not stand simply because the system is on the verge of collapse. The ER doctors already know this, and it will filter out to the public over time.

So, we will have some kind of reform and ultimately we will have single payor like all sane and efficient civilized nations do. Today, before the AFA, we are the number 1 spender on healthcare in the world, and we are 30th in life expectancy. So the AFA can only improve this...but there will still be more work to do to make our system truly efficient. Again, I urge the Elephants to slow down on their peanuts and don't wet your stalls yet.

Jrochestercpa (talk|edits) said:

14 November 2013
We will be fine when all our food has been fully genetically modified.

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