Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The AMA On Health Care Reform

The American Medical Association has weighed in on the new Universal Health Plan.
Allergists voted to scratch it, but the Dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves.
The Gastroenterologists had sort of a gut feeling about it, but the Neurologists thought the Administration had a lot of nerve.
The Obstetricians felt they were all laboring under a misconception.
Ophthalmologists considered the idea shortsighted.
Pathologists yelled, "Over my dead body!" while the Pediatricians said, "Oh, Grow up!"
The Psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness, while the Radiologists could see right through it.
Surgeons decided to wash their hands of the whole thing.
The Internists thought it was a bitter pill to swallow, and the Plastic Surgeons said, "This puts a whole new face on the matter."
The Podiatrists thought it was a step forward, but the Urologists were pissed off at the whole idea.
The Anesthesiologists thought the whole idea was a gas, and the Cardiologists didn't have the heart to say "no".
In the end, the Proctologists won out, leaving the entire decision up to the assholes in Washington.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The othodontists want to straighten it out.

The general dentists want to put a
cap on it.

The oral surgeons want to pull it.

Wed Aug 26, 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Mikee said...

Pediatricians thought the plans were not yet mature.

Thu Aug 27, 10:53:00 AM  
Blogger Andrew said...

Haha.

Oh wow.

Thu Aug 27, 10:55:00 AM  
Blogger Tirno said...

The oncologists predicted uncontrollable growth.

Thu Aug 27, 02:57:00 PM  
OpenID mindonmedicine said...

VERY nice. :)

Thu Aug 27, 06:38:00 PM  
Blogger liberal said...

Just more misinformation, you all would like to think that the AMA dose not support heath care reform but this is a quote from there web site- "As the nation's largest organization representing physicians from every state and nearly every medical specialty—and the patients in their care—the AMA is committed to achieving health system reform this year." If you don't believe me here is the link- http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/health-system-reform/index.shtml

Thu Aug 27, 07:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Moriarty said...

liberal is right.

The AMA supports the current attempt at "reform" -- principally on the basis that it halts and defers scheduled Medicare reimbursement cuts.

What he fails to note is that AMA membership figures (which include retired physicians, medical students and residents) account for less than 20% of physicians in practice, myself included.

While they remain (for now) the "largest" physician advocacy group, they're very far from speaking for the majority.

Thanks for helping me dispense with that misinformation, liberal.

Thu Aug 27, 08:41:00 PM  
Blogger S N B said...

This is SO clever!!

Fri Aug 28, 05:30:00 AM  

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