Declaring that the U.S. health care system “is ill and needs a bold new prescription,” the American College of Physicians endorsed either of the two general approaches being debated by Democratic presidential candidates: a government-run “single-payer” system that would cover everyone, or a new “public option” government plan that would offer comprehensive coverage to compete with private insurance.
But the group’s president, Dr. Robert McLean, said his organization is not signing on to specific proposals, such as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for All” bill or former Vice President Joe Biden’s combination of a public option, improvements to “Obamacare” and deputizing Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices.
One wonders which “physicians” this group speaks for. If it’s like the American Bar, or the AMA, it speaks only for the Board and perhaps 50 other members.
Wait until they realize that, under CubaCare, they’ll be taking a massive pay cut.
Agreed. How stupid are these doctors? They want Cubacare rates? If they want to work for free, nothing stops them from doing that now.
These guys must be anticipating a perpetual, federally funded stop-loss program similar to what the health insurers initially received with Obamacare. They’ll figure out how to game it later. New and improved, doncha know.