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Is the new professionalism and ACP's new ethics really just about following guidelines?

The Charter ( Medical Professionalism in the New Millennium.A Physician's Charter) did not deal with just the important relationship of ...

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Will Obamacare bring social justice(as claimed by AMA and ACP) or "Shatter the Backbone of the Middle Class"?

Obamacare was lauded by some democratic senators and some medical organizations ( e.g. the AMA and ACP) as finally delivering  long awaited social justice to health care in the U.S. Labor unions supported Obama's candidacy as well as the bill. Now as some of the devilish details are oozing out of the hundreds of pages of dense legislative verbiage,labor union leaders are realized they may well not get the really good deal they believe they had been promised. 

Now three unions are demanding that the administration make changes in the interpretation of the statute ( can you say "waivers") to lessen any negative impact on various unions health care plans.See here for details.

One brief quote from a letter  to Democratic leaders in the House and Senate that was signed by Jimmy Hoffa :

 " We have a problem; you need to fix it. The unintended consequences of the ACA are severe. Perverse incentives are already creating nightmare scenarios."

Perhaps Obamaconcare might be a more appropriate name as more and more folks are realizing they were conned.

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