SAN DIEGO, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Regardless of how ObamaCare fares in the courts and in Congress over the next election cycle, the President of the United States has put his imprint on a vastly different type of medical system for America's future," says anesthesiologist, writer, military officer, and small business owner Adam Dorin, M.D., MBA.
"Respectfully, I am wary of the movement by the political left to ever-so-deftly deflate the branding on an American medical degree," Dorin adds. "Let us not be fooled by the political gamesmanship at hand in Washington, D.C. -- doctors are being relegated to the role of 'provider,' not 'physician.' Their ability to exercise the self-styled creativity, innovation, and unparalleled quality that have been the mark of an American-trained doctor for the last century is being systematically sapped, regulated, and demoted in the name of political expediency."
As Doctor Dorin notes, "The public deserves to have an honest and open debate about the future role of medical practice in America and the implications this President's plan holds for future generations of patients. ObamaCare, and the various panels and agencies it empowers, seeks to practice medicine without a license; for this reason alone, the President ought to put his oratory to the test -- one 'doc' to another."
Many today believe that the American Medical Association (AMA) has become merely a partner of big government, not a true advocate for physicians -- that it has sought to be an intermediary in the government's control over the practice of medicine. America's Medical Society has declared it will "fight for every physician's independence."
"Medical students today see a bleak future, where AMA periodicals and AMA officials try to indoctrinate a 'big brother' mentality that healthcare 'providers' are all the same; they are witnessing an ever-expanding scope of practice by non-physicians," worries Dorin. "This is disconcerting not only to these young doctors-in-training, but also to their patients. ObamaCare throws out years of arduous pre-medical and medical education (and lengthy residency training) in exchange for a 'politically correct,' dumbed-down version of the once-great medical system most of us have grown up to value and respect. It brings on $569 billion in higher taxes, $529 billion in cuts to Medicare, increases the Medicaid roles by 16 million, and imposes 17 major insurance mandates. The final insult is the creation of two new bureaucracies with powers to impose future rationing: the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute and the Independent Payments Advisory Board," warns Dr. Dorin.
This August in San Diego, Doctor Dorin and America's Medical Society will host an open debate on the true cost of "socializing" medical care (date and venue to be announced; it will be emceed by physicians, and the nation's top politicians will be invited to show what they're made of). "I hope our President will deem it worthy to participate," says Dorin.
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Contact: Adam Frederic Dorin, M.D., MBA; America's Medical Society; 858-344-0083
SOURCE America's Medical Society