Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Commercial Hypocrites

Remember these guys?

"Three times a year, 29 doctors gather around a table in a hotel meeting room. Their job is an unusual one: divvying up billions of Medicare dollars ... convened by the American Medical Association, has no official government standing."

Well, they have a new Mediscare ad out with this dire warning:

"Medicare payments to doctors are scheduled to be cut by 30% in January. It means doctors may have to limit the number of Medicare patients they see, or even stop seeing them altogether ... Tell your representatives in Washington to stop the cuts." [ed: this is available on YouTube, but I won't give them the hits by linking to it]

And yes, this is the same American Medical Association that rallied in support of ObamaCare©, which explicitly counts on leaving the cuts in place.

Their hypocrisy is actually even more profound, when one considers that last year, the "American Medical Association [opposed] the Medicare "doc fix" included in the tax extenders bill House Democrats [were] preparing."

At least they were consistent, though: earlier this year, "[a]t a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on health, the American Medical Association called for scrapping the SGR" (Sustainable Growth Rate, aka "Doc Fix).

As the saying goes, we already know what the AMA is, now we're just haggling over price.
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