February 6, 2020

NO ONE HATES THE HEALTH SYSTEM MORE THAN THOSE WHO LABOR IN IT:

Why Doctors Are Fighting Their Professional Organization Over Medicare for All (Danielle Carr, 2/06/20, the Nation)

Last month, two major physicians' groups dealt a one-two punch in the fight for Medicare for All. On January 20, the 159,000-member American College of Physicians released a position paper arguing that a single-payer system or one with a robust public option would improve patient care and reduce costs. The next day, more than 2,000 doctors organized through Physicians for a National Health Program published a full-page letter in The New York Times prescribing Medicare for All for the nation.

Together, the actions signal the increasing militancy of doctors who no longer feel represented by the largest professional society in their field, the American Medical Association. 

Posted by at February 6, 2020 10:31 AM

  

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