Thursday, March 18, 2010

There's the Milwaukee "News", and Real Facts

You can take your choice, I suppose. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel publishes a story telling us that all kinds of docs and hospitals like ObamaCare V3.0 (4.0? 5.5??)

Then there's this:

...A poll by The Medicus Firm posted in the New England Journal of Medicine’s CareerCenter shows that, on virtually every count, physicians understand and don’t like the congressional legislation. 62.7 percent of physicians feel that health reform is needed but should be implemented in a more targeted, gradual way...

...46.3 percent of primary care physicians feel that “the passing of health reform will either force them out of medicine or make them want to leave medicine.”

...On March 10th, 15 state and national medical specialty organizations representing 85,000 physicians across the nation wrote a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader John Boehner voicing their opposition to the Senate bill (H.R. 3590),....

Here's the JS' lede grafs:

Brad Meyers, a family physician in Jefferson, is as overwhelmed as anyone by the scale of the health care reform before Congress.

"My concern with it personally is it is so sweeping that I don't think anybody can understand it," said Meyers, first vice president of the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians.

Yet Meyers said he would encourage his representative to vote for the legislation, with the hope that the package could be fine-tuned going forward.

The American Academy of Family Physicians supports the legislation. So do the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Nurses Association.

Meyers' support is.......ahhh.........qualified, to say the least.

Should we infer that the 54% of MD's who will REMAIN in the business are those who actually 'support' this piece of crap?

1 comment:

jimspice said...

I like how when you click the NEJM link, you get a page where the poll USED to be, but now holds a disclaimer distancing NEJM from this decidedly unscientific poll.