I'm told that only 25% of the MDs even belong to the AMA and hardly any of the surgeons, so if they really booed him about the malpractice issue it doesn't make a lot of sense to be stroking the only part of the medical profession which would have a disproportionately low number of malpractice cases. Surgeons have a very high percentage of malpractice suits--it's logical since it's easier to pinpoint "blame."
In the 24 hours since that speech to the Docs there has been a never ending stream of news items in all branches of the media describing the various angles of disagreement with the "plan." I'm thinking it may not be too late to have some influence on the outcome.
If all of us, including those who have Democrat representation in Washington, were to pick out the one issue that is at the top of our personal list of disagreement and write to them about it, they might get the message. After all, all those House guys and women have to run again next year.
Now Debbie and Carl are a different matter, but if we put it to them as though we will not forget this issue, and IT CAN ONLY GET WORSE their own re-elections may be in jeopardy. This probably becomes a moot point since Debbie may feel forced out if Jennifer really wants that job and somehow I just don't think "old" Carl will run for another term. You gotta wonder what he is really looking at as he peers over those glasses.
Obama's plan to reform healthcare really should be at the top of our priority list of Things to Defeat because not only might it bankrupt the system it doesn't even have a snowball's chance of being successful.
Think about this: if it weren't for Fox News we wouldn't have any source at all in the major media of getting real facts, the other side of the story, or certain information would not be available at all. I realize there are some dependable Internet sources, but most are still in a developmental stage and haven't been around long enough to have historical credibility. I hope someone with the resources to tabulate and publish statistical proofs is working on it as we speak.
Another day gone, just one more day until the Republicans hold their first State Committee meeting with all that entails. Hopefully we'll have something to report.