Physicians Urged to Declare Independence from Government, Other Third Parties

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The Single Party finally bought enough votes to get the Senate-passed healthcare reform through the House, but its victory celebrations may be premature, states the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). AAPS has been a voice for independence of doctors and patients since “healthcare reform” was first promoted in 1943.

Millions of Americans protested in Washington, D.C., or in their local communities, and called and wrote to Congress in record numbers. Polls showed a large majority were opposed to the bill. They will not believe that this infamous process represents “government by the people,” as the President claims.

The bill will immediately create some 16,000 new jobs in the IRS, plus thousands in new bureaucracies to plan, monitor, assess, and enforce compliance. A heavier tax burden and costly insurance mandates will eliminate many more jobs—also in medical facilities.

“Physicians have tried to warn Congress that more government intrusion will drive as many as half of them out of practice,” stated Jane Orient, M.D., executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. “With limits on fees despite increasing costs, many can’t afford to pay their bills,” she said. Even more say that onerous bureaucratic rules and hassles make it difficult or impossible to practice good medicine.

When sick patients are found to be ineligible for treatment, or are stuck waiting in a long line, Drs. Slaughter, Pelosi, Obama, Sebelius, or other “reform” architects will not be available to take their calls, Orient predicts.

Programs—such as Medicare and Medicaid—that are already unsustainable and bankrupt cannot be salvaged by piling on still more obligations.

“The only safety net is private physicians and facilities,” Orient states.

Hundreds of physicians have signed the Physicians’ Declaration of Independence. Every day, more physicians are discovering that they can serve their patients better, and at a reasonable fee, by cutting all third parties out of the transaction.

Opting out was the best thing I ever did!” commented one physician responding to an AAPS survey.

5 Comments

  1. I do not believe in entitlement programs and do not want to be forced into medicare. Until I married my husband, a retired navy MC I lived without medical insurance for almost 25 years. If I needed medical care I paid for it. Sometimes I had to make payments but always paid my bills. Now we have Tircare and when I am 65 will be forced into medicare and Tricare will become the secondary insurance. If I do not sign up for medicare Tricare will drop me.

    If I have no insurance could I get a discount for self pay with physicians who are independent or could I make payments? I guess I could use my credit card:-) I do not want to participate in an entitlement program I believe is morally wrong. No legal plunder.

    Another thing that bothers me is that responsible people are punished. I take care of myself, take no prescription medications and have not needed any medical care in many years except for a laceration and trauma induced broken leg. (horses) So why do I have to pay more for insurance because of someone who is overweight, smokes and drinks a quart of beer everyday?

    I will pass the information on.

    Sincerely,

    sj

    “Doctors are not servants of their patients, they are traders like everyone else in a free society and they should bear that title proudly considering the crucial importance of the services they offer.” – Ayn Rand

  2. @ Dr. “Feelgood” There are the two diametrically opposed ideas of limited government, a servant of the people versus tyranny of the state, master of the people. There is no compromise. If supporting the ideas of John Locke and the founders of this nation is considered “republican” by you fine. If you wish to call conservative patriots who love their country republicans fine. Supporting the ideas of Obamanation make you a socialist in my book, an enemy of We the People and everything this nation was founded on. You should move to Cuba.

    “They have gun control in Cuba. They have universal health care in Cuba. So why do they want to come here?” Paul Harvey

    Dr.”Feelgood” move to Cuba and if you are lucky visiting relatives can bring you Band-Aids and aspirin.

  3. Much of this legislation is the result of government interference with healthcare beginning with Flexner. Many physicians complain about this new reform – how many of them complain about all of their competitors being shut out of the market by the government?

    You can’t have it both ways – government out of healthcare as long as they continue to enforce your monopoly.

    As an advanced practice nurse I meet many physicians who do not want to compete with me and I am sick of the double standard. As a result of this legislation, ironically enough, physicians will be forced to compete with cheaper physician substitutes.

    There continues to be a complete lack of vision in medicine about disruptive innovators – and now, thanks to “reform”, you will no longer be able to ignore us. We’re all screwed now.

  4. Obamacare makes it easy to plan for my medical practice. Follow their timeline and CLOSE BY 2014!.