Monday, January 31, 2011

Doctor's group's mixed feelings on judge's Obamacare ruling

The congressional liaison for a group of physicians that has been pushing for universal health care says she opposes a judge’s ruling striking down the health reform act that passed Congress late last year, even as she strives to replace it with a universal health care plan.
Dr. Margaret Flowers, in an interview with Gary Baumgarten on News Talk Online on the Paltalk News Network, decried Federal Judge Roger Vinson’s ruling striking down the law as unconstitutional.
Physicians for a National Health Program, Flowers says, “does not advocate taking away the law that was passed last year.”
But she says, the new law falls far short of her organization’s goals.
“We realize that it doesn’t address the fundamental problems that we have.”
Flowers says her organization of 18,000 doctors supports single-payer national health insurance. Something that it will continue to push for – both on a national and on a state level.
The law remains in effect until Vinson’s ruling is appealed – most likely, eventually, to the U.S. Supreme Court

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