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Can't wait until this type of stuff hits the emergency rooms. :tdown:


Wouldn't sweat it. This doctor is the modern equivalent of the lunch-counter cook that refused to serve "coloreds" during the sit-ins.


U.S. Physicians’ Views on Financing Options to Expand Health Insurance Coverage: A National Survey


By Danny McCormick, Steffie Woolhandler, Anjali Bose-Kolanu, Antonio Germann, David H. Bor and David U. Himmelstein

Journal of General Internal Medicine

April 2009


We asked respondents (physicians engaged in direct patient care) to choose the single option they preferred: 1) “The current health care system, in which most people get their health insurance from private employers, but some people have no insurance”; 2) “A universal insurance program in which everybody is covered under a program like Medicare that is run by government and financed by taxpayers”; or 3) “The current health care system, with the addition of new tax credits for buying, or tax penalties for failing to buy, health insurance”.


9% – The Current Health Care System


42% – Single-Payer National Health Insurance Program


49% – The Current System With Addition of Tax Credits or Penalties


Conclusions: The vast majority of physicians surveyed supported a change in the health care financing system. While a plurality support the use of financial incentives, a substantial proportion support single payer national health insurance. These findings challenge the perception that fundamental restructuring of the U.S. health care financing system receives little acceptance by physicians.





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