Thursday, December 17, 2009
The eminent J. (Josiah?) James Rohack MD has a post at KevinMD, updating us on the current stance of the AMA toward the health care reform bills swirling around Congress. Read it if you like. It's a very interesting piece, to say the least. He delineates several aspects of the bills that could stand a little improvement but fails to comment whatsoever on the absence of any significant tort reform measures in the proposed pieces of legislation. That's astounding. Ask any physician what needs to be fixed in American health care and tort reform will be somewhere in the top three. It's truly an amazingly contemptuous act of arrogance to write up something like this without even acknowledging the one aspect of reform that doctors universally would like to see enacted.
Any shred of credibility the AMA had as the "voice of American physicians" is now officially gone. JJ Rohack, thank you for making it crystal clear. Perfidious, ineffectual and tone deaf is no way to go through life as a physician lobbying organization, good sir.