Doctors Want Single Payer Healthcare

Doctors, the good people who fix us when we’re hurt, want a single payer type system. It really makes a lot of sense, because doctors take a Hippocratic oath to do their best to help people. Yet the current system of U.S. healthcare does not allow this. They are taking a road tour across the U.S. and will be in Washington D.C. later this week.

They are articulate, smart, and they want to do their job, yet the current U.S. healthcare (rapid-insane-profit-before-people) system does not allow it. I’ve talked to doctors who have expressed outrage at the current system as one doctor said that he was bored as he didn’t have any patients and went into the waiting room and was astounded that it was filled with people, some of whom needed urgent care. So he spent the next 5 hours in the waiting room treating patients. He said that while it was rewarding – since people were really happy to get treated, he understood that the front desk operated as a gateway – by checking insurance and also slowed down the process (sometimes stoped) of getting health care to people that needed it.

From their website

Mad as Hell

You CAN handle the Truth

“There’s no nice way to say it. The financial cost of health care is killing our citizens, hobbling our economy, crushing small business, and threatening the solvency of our government. In the meantime, the Health Care Industry is spending almost two million dollars a day lobbying Congress and manipulating public opinion to accept “reform” legislation that leaves a vicious, for-profit system intact. The “public option” is a trap. We need real reform that finds immediate savings, controls costs, and accomplishes the moral imperative of true Universal Access. A Single Payer plan is the only real path to a Health Care System that is socially, ethically and fiscally responsible. And yet, our elected officials refuse to even discuss the possibility of a Single Payer plan!

If that doesn’t make you mad, we recommend checking your pulse.”

Call your congress person, blog, talk to people, write the editor and stay healthy!

2 thoughts on “Doctors Want Single Payer Healthcare

  1. WhitemoonG Post author

    I beg to strenuously differ with the tagline (is that the right term?) for this story.

    Continue to discuss and debate this important topic (even though Obama and the Dems are going to ram through what they decide is best for us, even though a large majority of Americans polled oppose their apparent version of pending health care legislation- I say “apparent,” because, as usual, it has been extraordinarily difficult to get details of what precisely they cooked up behind closed doors – and Obama has SAID that he has added some new bipartisan provisions to his new proposal, which as usual, is nowhere in print to be reviewed – SO MUCH FOR TRANSPARENCY!)

    But, DON’T use either as propaganda, or to delude onself, this notion that doctors support single payer, etc.

    A small portion do, but the large majority don’t, because they know full what will come. Government dictates, controls, and total anticompetitiveness and declining availability of care. Not to mention “providers” slowly disappearing and retiring.

    1. consider Post author

      Hi WhitemoonG!

      Hope that your new year is going well.

      When I speak to doctors, actually, all that I have spoken to, and those who are polled, along with the Mad As Hell Doctors above, are for a type of universal health care coverage. Our current insurance system does create a scenario that makes doctors go against the Hippocratic oath (to treat everyone).

      Thus, while we disagree, quite strenuously, I would like to ask: Have you traveled outside of the United States to another first world country and gotten hurt – then treated?

      It’s quite nice to get medical treatment when one is hurt. Pretty much all the other developed countries that have a form of democracy have a healthcare system that allows for medical treatment.

      Thus, I do not think that the desire to have healthcare and universal coverage of it is propaganda. It is a point of view. Good to hear from you!


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