Fantastic!

https://twitter.com/edparamedic/status/408448605050376192

As Twitchy reported, citizens sent unforgettable messages to AARP in reply to junk mail. Next up, the American Medical Association?

https://twitter.com/_Wuthering/status/408420508799995904

And this doctor summed it up in hashtag form.

https://twitter.com/RHColquitt/status/408452914097561600

Any more doctors out there who have sent a message to the AMA? Let us know!

Related:

What do you do with AARP junk mail? 8 ways to send an unforgettable message [pics]

  • Doc Farmer ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Damn, the AMA charges physicians $420 a year to be sold out? That’s a lot more expensive than the AARP…

    • GaryTheBrave

      Why that’s just $1.15 per day. Less than anything you can get at [name of business here] so they shouldn’t complain.

      • Laurey Holla

        They don’t do anything for us!! That is the problem and they sold their souls

      • rusynka

        and if you order in the next ten minutes we will gift you with a bumper sticker that reads-i sold out

      • interestedobserver2

        “Less than your cell phone bill.”

      • Sez Eye

        It’s a voluntary professional organization. Most don’t complain, they just don’t renew their membership when their views are no longer represented. Much like the Brady bunch, they will die when the leaders pay more attention to their own personal agenda’s than to their members.

        • aclay777

          Just like AARP when they supported Obamacare, I dropped and ended everything I had with them, occasionally I’ll get a phone call from them and I’ll land blast them with facts and what they are supporting, the phone call ends quickly then.

    • CHHR

      it’s called a “progressive” fee… they supposedly make too much money according to gross wages despite 16 years of expensive schooling and astronomical malpractice fees… they must pay up nevertheless… because, as you know, in a Socialist society, someone else’s perception of what you own & should be made guilty enough to pay is everything.

    • aclay777

      I think the “in your face” picture is being missed here. This is forced healthcare, not by the majority of the people, it is actually worse than socialized countries. Their the Doctors are schooled by the state from grade school to the end of medical school. Here, our Doctors through hard work and merit get scholarships and most have to pay large sums of money for the education to become a Doctor, Now our government wants to socialize them and “limit” income in this plan that’s primary purpose isn’t about healthcare, it’s about redistribution of wealth, this Obamacare is the beginning of the end of freedom and what used to be the best healthcare in the world, it’s headed down the path to be one of the worst,

      • supplyguy

        Actually I think its headed down the path to repeal and a serious @$$ kicking for the dems this November.
        Our forefathers knew what they were doing when they built our representative republic. I know it takes time and it’s frustrating, but it does self correct.

  • The Masked Avatar

    She’ll be audited now.

    • rssllue

      I think that her response was just subtle enough to fly under the radar (since she only used three words and just a single color of ink). 😉

  • http://amandakmelson.wordpress.com/ GreenEyedGal

    Doctors should have left the AMA years ago. How a doctor, a healer, can have anything to do with a group that wholeheartedly supports the murder of the unborn is beyond me.

    • kelly curtis

      I’m always happy to see someone who is willing to hand over their entire pay check to the welfare system! Yah, they should let those millions of ghetto trash be born to parents who don’t give a crap about them, and who are going to end up being criminals and money pits for the government. It’s so kind of you to volunteer.

    • Bryn Watkins

      Most of them did, the percentage of MDs that are AMA members is low.

      • 0bamasnought

        I believe it has fallen to about 20%.

        • TexasMom2012

          I had heard the AMA only represented less than 10% of doctors during the Obamacare debates.

    • AmericanMom

      Most doctors are not affiliated with the AMA (thank goodness): Only about 17% of the 1.2 million doctors and medical students in the U.S. are members of the AMA.

      • http://amandakmelson.wordpress.com/ GreenEyedGal

        I’d be happiest if 0% of the 1.2 million doctors and medical students in U.S. are members of the AMA.

        • AmericanMom

          Me too. There is an excellent film (Under Our Skin) about how the AMA has not given proper credence to the problems affecting people with Lyme Disease. They have a lot of power and judging from this film, use it like a magic wand.

          The Overdiagnosis of Lyme Disease
          http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=405293

  • Fed Up

    Dr. Ritz, I applaud your stand but I think you should prepare to be audited by the IRS as long as you continue to practice medicine.

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      It’s an outrage the news media notes that this happens… then does nothing about it.. Obama is STILL using the federal agencies as democrat party thugs.. just as they did the KKK…

      and the media looks away…

      Any liberal who whines about Nixon who was no where close to this out of control, and defends that thundering dirtbag Obama..

      should be struck by lightning for that Satanic level of hypocrisy..

      Liberals are using the IRS to destroy and harass people.. and they can’t seem to fathom why this is bad.. prison is too good for these left wing ideologues..

      • Paul Grothem

        Right on Mark…..Obbie has AARP for insurance policies!

      • Daniel Morgan III

        Rarely do I see someone state strongly enough the extent of Liberal Hypocrisy, but you did, thank you!

      • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

        Mark, you got to see the IRS Form 990 for the AMA…
        Ya Don’t Say at the bottom of the page posted this hours ago:

        http://dynamodata.fdncenter.org/990_pdf_archive/360/360727175/360727175_201112_990O.pdf<==IRS 990 for the AMA. $247 M in revenue.
        PG 39 outlines the salaries of the top dogs.

  • Laurey Holla

    AMEN to that! No AMA for me, no bammercare for me!

  • APW

    Of my 3 children, 2 voted for Obama, 1 (in med school) did not. I shake my head and wonder how the two could be so easily influenced by their friends and not think for themselves. How they could be so short-sighted to trade their own access to good doctors for the novelty of electing the 1st black president. Now, as they go searching for a doctor they like and trust, they will finally begin to understand what they have wrought. I pity them. My daughter, who will one day be a neurologist, I feel most sorry for, as her school loans will take decades to pay off.

  • GaryTheBrave

    Every organization takes positions that occasionally goes against the grain of some of the members. When most of the positions go against the members it is time for the members to depart.

    I’m looking at you RNC.

    • Kelly Ryan

      COULD NOT HAVE SAID IT BETTER IF I TRIED!!!! I keep getting email blasts from all kinds of groups associated with the republican party. I email back and tell em not one more dime as long as they continue to throw leaders like Ted Cruz under the bus. McCain, Graham and their ilk do not speak for the majority of this party

      • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        I get where you’re coming from, but Ted Cruz represents a smaller percentage of the GOP than you’d like.

        • TexasMom2012

          He represents all of Texas! Not a small amount of people…

          • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Tampon-earring wearing people would heartily disagree with you that he represents “all” of Texas. As would the 41% of people who didn’t vote for him.

            Unless, of course, you are referring to the fact that by virtue of office he represents the state of Texas rather than say, Indiana, then yes, you are correct.

          • lukuj

            There are far less of those tampon- wearing people than the Democrats in Texas would like you to believe. They are concentrated in a few liberal big- city ghettos.

      • billeeblue

        Ditto. Us as well..

  • Mary

    I feel so sorry for Doctors right now.

    • oconnellc

      Why?

      • blackconservative

        Are you living on mars……or Utopia…..

      • texasken

        You are kidding, right? Get on line and educate yourself.

        • Spinmamma

          Getting on line is not always the best way to get educated. The only doctors I know who are not upset by Obamacare are those working for government institutions such as University Hospital systems–the ones who do not have to personally deal with overhead, risks, and paperwork. The doctors in private practice are indeed getting screwed.

        • oconnellc

          You’re right. I ran into my doctor at the gas station. He was driving his Mercedes over to his country club so his kid could visit Santa there, instead of having to mingle with the public down at Bloomingdales. He was telling me how much he was suffering from Obamacare. I felt pretty sorry for him.

          • TexasMom2012

            Jealous much? That is in one of the 10 commandments, thou shall not COVET thy neighbor’s stuff!

          • BAW

            As I read the comment I was thinking that there is no human quality I find as truly ugly, in seemingly normal people, as jealousy and hatred born of envy. Isn’t that one of the seven deadly sins too?

            I don’t know about other religions but I do think Christianity does a pretty good job of identifying the “sins” (not necessarily crimes) that will destroy an individual. Things that determine whether someone is a decent person or not.

          • oconnellc

            You’re an idiot. Idiocy is a terrible human quality. Dr’s arent’ getting screwed by this. Dr’s rarely get screwed by anything. For a group notoriously known as horrible small business owners, they do OK. If you have some reason for thinking that Dr’s will “get screwed”, you would presumably have stated it.

          • Free Thinking

            Judge not, lest ye be judged. The scripture quoting can go both ways.

          • BAW

            Oh please. I’m no biblical scholar and I wouldn’t even begin to debate the meaning of scripture (or how it’s misused and abused by idiots) but it’s obvious to any rational person how ridiculous people sound when they spout “Judge not..” or “He who is without sin…” .

            Are you honestly saying that no one can be judged? Or do you just expect no one to judge you?

            Or better still are you claiming you never judge anyone? Or that there is any human being who never judges anyone?

            We all judge and we are all judged. And we should judge and be judged.

            Perhaps all that “free thinking” has kept you from being able to develop good judgment.

            P.S. I didn’t actually quote scripture. If I had, I would have been sure to get both the words and the meaning right. Neither of which you did.

          • Deborah Hallsted

            I don’t know about you, but I have no desire nor aptitude to go through the many years of schooling, testing, and hard work to get an M.D. I also wouldn’t want to be saddled with all the loans, and subsequently the red tape required when I had a practice. If I did, I would believe I had d*mn well earned what I worked and sacrificed all those years for.

          • BAW

            I had neither the aptitude nor the ability (don’t deal well with blood or emergencies) to be a doctor and I have a great deal of respect for those who do. I’ve known a few doctors I didn’t think much of but most of them and the profession as a whole I respect far more than most. I agree they deserve whatever they earn. While those who dismiss how hard it is to become and be a doctor are not worth the space they occupy. But that’s just my little judgmental opinion.

          • Al’s Not So Sad Grampa

            A big swing and a miss.

          • El Guapo

            I always look for a doc with a very expensive car. That reassures me that he/she is smart and skilled enough to keep lots of patients alive long enough to get paid. /

          • JJBuggerton

            Maybe after you’re done with your 16 years of schooling and additional training to become a doctor you can join him and his family.

          • oconnellc

            Well, you’re right on with the schooling and additional training, just not to become a doctor.

            And I’m guessing you agree with me that there is nothing here that we need to feel sorry for doctors for, right? Otherwise he would soon be joining me, correct?

          • Daniel Morgan III

            The Govt. should TAKE his money and redistribute it to you, right?

          • lukuj

            Did you know him when he was in med school getting 2 hours of sleep a night, racking up huge loans, and eating hot dogs and beans with his family living in a cheap apartment? Were you already working and earning while he was finishing all the extra years of school? Just asking.

          • oconnellc

            Your ham handed attempts to teach me a lesson are childish. I have advanced degrees in Engineering and Comp Sci and paid my way through working fast food. My weekly treat was to have Hamburger Helper one day on the weekend with hamburger. I don’t need your stupid remarks about working hard and racking up large loan debt.

            There is nothing to make me feel sorry for doctors. I don’t envy them what they have. They worked hard for what they earn, just like I worked hard for what I earned. But I sure as hell don’t feel sorry for them and the idiocy that passes for discussion around here is insulting to my intelligence, just like your comment is.

            Regarding how doctors are doing: http://www.medscape.com/features/slideshow/compensation/2013/public

            Go to slide 2:

            By and large, physicians are still doing well and income is on the rise overall

            Tell me why we’re supposed to feel sorry for doctors again?

          • lukuj

            Like any other profession, there are good and bad doctors. The ones I know best are caring and not greedy. I don’t begrudge them their financial success any more than those in any group. I certainly am not as resentful and bitter about the profession because it has the same mix of the good and bad as other professions. I don’t feel sorry for them, but I also don’t think of them with as much as antipathy as you do. BTW, notice I can speak to you without being as snarky and nasty as you were. Merry Christmas. You need to lighten up.

          • oconnellc

            Two things… First, what makes you think I think of them with antipathy? Second, don’t act like you weren’t being snarky or sarcastic. That offends my intelligence worse that your silly remarks did in the first place. I know, you don’t have to care about me being offended, but your attempts to act all nice now are wasted. You don’t know anything about me, but tried to change the subject to make it about me and not about some stupid remark that we should feel sorry for doctors. There are enough people throwing out FUD about the ACA and the stupid remark about feeling sorry for doctors is more of the same. Attempting to defend it while knowing nothing about the original remark doesn’t do anything for your credibility.

          • lukuj

            I asked legitimate questions that had no”snark” or nastiness about them unless you put it there. Your tone and words seemed to imply antipathy. Perhaps I misinterpreted. . And you are proving my opinion about the nastiness in your reply. If you have ever read any other comments by me, you would know I call out anyone who is nasty of any political stripe and don’t call people names. Life is too short to deal with people like you, especially at this time of year. Once again, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year – really – no sarcasm intended or implied.

          • oconnellc

            Don’t insult me again. What did your question about me have to do with if we should feel sorry for doctors or not? You wanted to put me in my place. Have enough honesty to admit that. This whole conversation is another pile of propaganda that is supposed to make us all hate the ACA for another reason that really doesn’t have anything to do with the ACA. Look at all the responses to me. I’ve asked multiple people multiple times to provide some relevant fact of any kind (while providing my own with references). Nothing. This is just another stupid article that is supposed to make you *feel* angry about something without actually giving you a reason. It is almost textbook propaganda. And you got so fired up that you wanted to show me that I had no business questioning if I should feel sorry for doctors because of how hard they had it when they were in college.

          • lukuj

            Again, your response says volumes about you. I didn’t want to put you in your place. I I wanted to point out to you that the snark and nastiness isn’t necessary. I obviously was not successful.

          • lukuj

            You see insult where none is intended. I won’t attempt to analyze why because you would probably perceive that as an insult too. Have a nice evening- really.

        • HonestC

          Now, now . . . there are no stupid questions . . . just stupid answers! :)

          • supplyguy

            Actually its ‘there are no stupid questions, just stupid people who ask questions.’ You can use stupid and liberal interchangeably there if you like.

          • HonestC

            Actually, the stupid people are the ones who don’t know the factual answers and don’t ask the questions to find out the true answers.

      • QueenB ✓

        Because they’re getting screwed, just like the rest of us.

  • liberalssuck

    Bravo Madam.

  • World B. Free

    I have a close friend who is an MD and a lifelong conservative. He never joined the AMA and never will. From what he tells me, they only represent about 25% of doctors anyway, so they don’t carry too much clout.

    • texasken

      Yes. They do carry a lot of clout. The politicians are approached by AMA just like all lobbyists approach them. It is the standard in DC where a small group leverages against the greater population. Why do you think we have ethanol in our gasoline? It is good for farmers who are 2% of society and the law dictating that gets Senators and Congressmen reelected.

    • OTTObox

      The AMA is well entrenched in the medical system and carry much clout. They come up with the medical procedure codes that Medicare, insurance companies, hospitals, etc. use as well as make the recommendations for reimbursement rates (of which, about 98% are accepted.) They are the pre-death panel, if you will, and affect 100% of doctors that accept Medicare.

  • Carol Redding

    Bet your ass they helped obozo care in , with out them it would have not have passed their mail is sent back to them like I do the atheist cause they have to open every one to see if it has money in there !

  • Uncle Ted

    We have a dictator that’s bringing down a heavy hand everywhere he can to make him self look good.

  • blackconservative

    Obama should be in prison… like his Chicago friend Tony Rezco. Obama you are a piece of sh…… along with your donkey face wife. 2016….please hurry….
    Yes I said it!!!!!”

  • mzk1_1

    They used to be in bed with the Tabaco industry, now the socialists. Maybe they really represent the funeral directors?

  • heyheymama51

    AMA doesn’t represent most Drs.

  • Legal Immigrant in TX

    Our family doctor said he will either close his clinic and just do hospital visits or just retire.

  • WillVMI68

    Virtually All of the Medical Associations have been infiltrated and taken over by politically motivated interests. It began with the American Psychiatric Association in ’73 when the radical homosexuals packed the house (pun intended) and elected themselves in charge. They then simply redefined a condition long known to be an “illness” as “normal.” Yet the media, and by extension the “sheeple”, swallow whatever mind control crap that these “organizations” spit out.

    • Chris Chambers

      One of the “45 Stated Goals of Communism”, here is No. 32.

      “32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control
      over any part of the culture–education, social agencies, welfare programs,
      mental health clinics, etc.”

      Here is No. 39

      “39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws
      as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist
      goals.”

    • Spinmamma

      ditto for lawyer associations.

  • Millie678

    A radio interview with a Doctor on Obamacare:
    http://www.wcbcradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/DrTom-A.mp3

  • JeffWRidge

    Concise and to the point. Nicely done, Dr. Ritz.

  • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/ FlatFoot

    Holy mackerel! I think I’m in love with Dr. Lee Ritz. She’s got it all. Brains, sense of humor, bravery, patriotism, and beauty. And what a head of hair! hubba hubba! ;]

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      Now, now settle down FlatFoot…she’s not a podiatrist…;’)

      • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/ FlatFoot

        lol! got me. sort’a. “flatfoot” isn’t exclusive to “fallen arches” ;]

        • Southerner

          Where are you on the job, FlatFoot?

        • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

          Hey, it’s your job to be makin’ us laugh! No offense intended, sir…think we understand the “isn’t exclusive to fallen arches” part.

      • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

        nicely played sir…

        • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

          Thanks Mark. FlatFoot is always showing up makin’ us get a laugh or two. Couldn’t help it…with FF’s droolin’ goin’ on.

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    Something else, folks. A lot of people in this nation Think, that AMA is the Only Repository of Doctors, and it is NOT.
    How many trailblazer (analogy) physicians will there be in the Obama Single Payer system?
    Please understand who and what the AMA is.

  • DAN

    Good for you Doc.

  • $84598387

    50,000 Sign up for Internet Gambling in NJ; 741 for Obamacare…

    • TexasMom2012

      Perfect. Maybe they are going to try to raise the bucks for their unaffordable insurance via gambling?

  • Jimni27

    I remember Ben Carson saying that only 20% of doctors belong to AMA. That’s why it’s ridiculous when Obama touts any of their claims.

  • fishydude

    20 years ago a friend who works at the NEJM told me that NEJM had more subscribers than the AMA publication because the AMA had become a left wing advocacy group long before that.
    They clearly haven’t learned.
    NOW didn’t represent women.
    AMA didn’t represent doctors.

  • Larry J Fundell

    The figures on AMA membership may be inflated by artificial means. My hospital, where all of the physicians are salaried employees, lists, as one of the benefits of my employment, automatic payment of annual dues to the AMA. They failed to get my permission to join that organization on my behalf. The payment is, of course, withheld from my salary. I would estimate a majority of my colleagues would not be members of the AMA without this coercive, or perhaps fraudulent, policy.

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      Private hospital?
      The body’s of government have encroached into so many businesses one can not keep up with the count let alone the policies.

    • Joanne13

      If all the drs that work in hospitals would ban together and threaten to leave if paying dues to the AMA isn’t made voluntary the hospitals might change their policies. Just a thought . . .

  • fishydude

    Watch for HHS to manatee that all doctors be “licensed” by the AMA in order to practice in the US. Then they will mandate that doctors take ask Obama care; Medicare, and Medicaid patients that walk through their doors. The next step will be banning all cash only medical offices.
    When doctors leave medicine, HHS will begin drafting people into medical service. First by denting any financial aid to chosen citizens for anything but a medical degree. Then they will claim the authority to tell them where they will be allowed to work based on what HHS says is needed.
    Am I way off base here?

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      You are not off base. There will be more people that will not have been school trained here and certified here, that will magically get approvals to carry a phd for HHS, and the patients will not have any recourse, nor will be able to verify the certifications, because it has become a cliché group, or a good ole boy club… And, Second Opinions…people are petrified to ask about or what if they don’t like the doctors.
      Doctor shortages is exactly what DC is hoping for, which they already have in a lot places already, they have people begging to get to the U.S. to fix the Dr. shortages.

  • Fatty Matty

    Mark this down. Eventually doctors will have their ability to practice (government issued licenses) tied to their participation in the national health care system. So, over the next 20 years, watch for the transition of the well trained, well spoken, compassionate (in most cases) American trained doctor to the ill trained, broken English speaking, harried and underpaid doctor from China, Pakistan, Central America or some other third world country. The money is going have to come from the providers because we can’t get it from the rich. $80K/year to those guys is prety good money. But to an American trained doctor with $250K in student loans and no meaningful income to the age of 32 or 33…it’s no worth it. We’ll never be able to tax enough to feed this beast. So, if you want to keep your doctor…YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO. It’s impossible for this to work. Thank you low information voters…. you friggin’ dumb bastrad libtards

  • JJHLH

    Does Obamcare include K-Y jelly or suitable personal lubricant for this law to be “implemented”, or will this be a “dry” run?

    • TexasMom2012

      Eye Bleach, ick!

    • $84598387

      He is having Reid introduce the “KY in every Cabinet” bill in the next session.

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      Please send disinfectant and eye bleach….hurry, many are fading fast and line gettin’ longer…;’)

  • $84598387

    You know that the many Catholic hospitals will be in the plans since they are the ones that offer so much free health care.

  • Lee Brace

    How about WebMD and Rite Aid-putting ads on their websites for it?? Im sure theres more…….

  • Ya Dont Say?

    http://dynamodata.fdncenter.org/990_pdf_archive/360/360727175/360727175_201112_990O.pdf <==IRS 990 for the AMA. $247 M in revenue. PG 39 outlines the salaries of the top dogs. Wow

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      Thank you for link of the IRS Form 990 for the AMA.

      Absolutely a major, major rip off to this nation, by and through the AMA and the government. Crony! or Crony! Theft!

  • wil_robel

    My wife’s primary care physician closed her public practice and re-opened as a concierge service provider. She no longer accepts health insurance of any kind.

    • oconnellc

      I suspect that your wife’s PCP will soon remember the reason she decided to take insurance in the first place. There were a few doctors 10 years ago who could afford to get away with it. i don’t see anything that makes me think that the market will bear any more doctors doing it now than 10 years ago, do you? I’d be curious to hear you thoughts on how long your wife’s PCP will do this until she starts taking insurance again.

      • wil_robel

        Well, considering that she closed her public practice altogether, it would appear to me that she would be fully willing to walk away from the profession altogether rather than be forced to work under a federally mandated system.

        You cannot compel someone to treat you medically without the threat of force. If you must resort to force to compel a medical professional to provide you service, you’ll get poor service. Are you sure you’d want to be treated by a doctor or nurse so compelled if your life depended upon their efforts?

        • oconnellc

          My guess is that neither of us knows why this doctor quit her practice. Since she was able to close her public practice altogether, I’m guessing she was motivated by the same thing that motivates everyone else who retires. They have enough money to allow them to comfortably live their remaining years. Good for her. I suspect it had nothing to do with the fact that being a doctor is such an odious profession that she was going to be compelled by threat of force to provide treatment.

          An interesting report: http://www.medscape.com/features/slideshow/compensation/2013/public

          If you look at slide 2, it includes the following statement: By and large, physicians are still doing well and income is on the rise overall.

          Do you know any other segments of the economy where you could say the same thing? How many segments of the economy would actually require you to say the exact opposite.

          As far as primary care physicians: In Medscape’s 2011 report, 49% of primary care physicians said that
          they were satisfied with compensation. In the 2012 report, that figure was 46%, and this year’s figure is the highest, at 51%

          So, it appears that the type of physician that we are at most risk of losing is experiencing an increase of income and the practitioners feel that they are being compensated fairly.

          I don’t see anything that makes me feel sorry for doctors. And, I’m more inclined to believe that your single anecdote about one doctor is about some highly political person who feels highly motivated by politics and is not shy about sharing. Her income is very likely going up at a time when everyone else’s is going down. Sure sounds unfair to her, doesn’t it?

    • stellatruman

      My husband’s primary care physician is on a barter system with us ( I am on a rather pricey asthma med that he gives me in exchange for service and product from our business ) Also, he made a house call to him over a back issue…my neighbor, my friend our comrade in the fight to stay afloat

    • Bluto ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᴿᵘᴺᵏᵃᴿᵈ

      Our primary care doctor closed his practice completely and went to work for a big clinic. Sucks.

      • wil_robel

        I am not surprised at all. It will cost them less and they’ll be shielded somewhat by the others within the clinic they joined.

        Sorry about your doc doing this to you. Expect more of it and others that simply close their practices entirely. They’ll probably be the ones proven to be the smart ones when all is said and done.

  • Kathy

    Everyone needs to boycott the AARP!!!

    • stellatruman

      I do, I have and not just because I don’t want to admit I am over 50

    • Paul C.

      Your soooo right!!

  • pbtruth

    Some one let her know that the obama goon squad (IRS) are on there way.

  • Wolverine

    I stuff their prepaid envelopes with my junk mail or empty tootsie roll wrappers.

  • Tom Charters

    The AMA is a very small group of Doctors who speak for very few physicians. I wouldn’t let one of these hacks touch me. Most are not even practicing medicine.

  • Danny Wheeler

    You go, doctors!

  • Ronald W. Jones

    oconnellc needs to prove that the doctors ARE NOT getting the shaft with obamacare. If he had any proof or solid evidence….he would have stated it by now.

  • bo1921

    Funny how the ama has been hiding under their “collective” (pun intended) desk. You’d think they would be front and center in their support of obamacare (do not call it aca). I mean, they loved it before, why not now?