Part of the reason regular citizens are so agitated about the health care debate is because they sense intuitively that they have been sold out by everybody in Washington. One might think that at least physicians would be concerned about the well being of their own patients, if not for their own professional integrity. One would be wrong.
It is almost comical how much abuse these groups will take and still keep licking the boots of their Washington masters. The sado-masochism of this charade is enough to make John Waters gag. Obama accuses doctors of ripping out children’s tonsils and amputating the feet of diabetics, all to put a few bucks in their pockets, and the AMA announces it is joining an advertising effort to spend $12 million to support the very president who is so contemptuous of them.
Mike Allen of the Politico reports, “The new group, funded largely by the pharmaceutical industry, is called Americans for Stable Quality Care. It includes some odd bedfellows: the American Medical Association, FamiliesUSA, the Federation of American Hospitals, PhRMA and SEIU, the service employees’ union.”
Let’s see – “Stable Quality Care.” Is that the kind of health care horses get?