After SCOTUS Healthcare Ruling, No Middle Ground Will Remain

While surveys show that more physicians than ever are troubled by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, doctors must not get bogged down by whatever decision the Supreme Court renders on the healthcare reform law's constitutionality.

5 comments on "After SCOTUS Healthcare Ruling, No Middle Ground Will Remain"
pplemmons (6/19/2012 at 2:17 PM)

I beg to differ with my friend Joe Tye. How can the mandate be construed as taking personal responsibility when individuals are being compelled by the government? This is a complete contradiction. The mandate is reason enough to reject the law, but it is also larded with features that take a giant step toward government control over private health decisions. I for one do not want to cede my constitutional freedoms to apparatchiks in Washington, D.C.
joe (6/18/2012 at 9:27 AM)

"Whether it's real or not, I think they feel they don't want more government control." What an interesting comment by a supposedly 'educated' physician...I wonder if the good doctor prefers having the insurance companies having MORE control over his practice? srsly the ignorance of some people is hard to understand
kakistocraphobe (6/15/2012 at 10:20 AM)

Tyco, perhaps some doctors actually care whether Congress is passing unconstitutional laws, regardless of their pocketbooks. That would actually be a very mature position.
Joe Tye (6/15/2012 at 9:22 AM)

What is most ironic is that the people who claim to believe in personal responsibility are most vehemently opposed to a law that requires - through the personal mandate - people to take personal responsibility for their healthcare coverage.
Tyco Brad (6/14/2012 at 2:56 PM)

I'm baffled as to why doctors groups would be against a law that extends health insurance to all. Doctors say always put patients first. Doctors would get 30 million new patients to treat. But, when push come to shove, the true colors come out. When doctors feel their incomes may be negatively affected, patients come last


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