TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) is asking physicians and patients to sign petitions to Congress to defund the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), called "ObamaCare."
AAPS writes: "The coming ObamaCare train wreck is set to destroy American medicine and the American economy. It's not too late to avert this disaster by immediately defunding and delaying implementation of ObamaCare."
The petition for physicians reads:
"My job, duty, and mission is to care for my patients, and Obamacare, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, makes it impossible to fully fulfill my obligations.
"Therefore, as a medical professional I support the full repeal of Obamacare, and I oppose any bill or budget resolution that provides funding to implement or enforce any part of it."
The petition for patients reads:
"I rely on the patient physician relationship to serve my best interests, but Obamacare, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, forces the physician-government relationship to be placed ahead of me in the exam room.
"Therefore, as a patient reliant on good medical decision making and a responsive medical market I support the full repeal of Obamacare, and I oppose any bill or budget resolution that provides funding to implement or enforce any part of it."
"Lots of people, including one of its architects Max Baucus, are predicting a train wreck ahead for ObamaCare," writes Charles Sauer of the Market Institute in an accompanying alert. "But the drivers of the train, Obama and Reid, are determined to steam on. Maybe they even want a train wreck for American medicine and the American economy, to facilitate the endgame of total government takeover."
At the moment, he continues, "the train is wheezing and coughing as it struggles up a steep grade. More than 50 percent of the mandated deadlines in the law have been missed."
Sauer notes: "Obama is jettisoning some of the weight: the CLASS Act, the extra millions of 1099s, now the employer mandate, the verification of eligibility for subsidies, and requirements to keep health information secure." However, "once the train is past the peak, it will all be downhill. Likely right over the cliff."
Seeing the derailment ahead, some are decoupling themselves from the train, Sauer states, including employers and insurance companies.
"This train has momentum and is scheduled to spend $1.9 trillion over the next ten years. Once it has millions of citizens dependent on the subsidies, there may be no way to contain the damage when the program crashes and burns," Sauer warns.
The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) is a national organization representing physicians in all specialties, founded in 1943 to preserve private medicine and the patient-physician relationship.
CONTACT: Jane M. Orient, M.D., (520) 323-3110, firstname.lastname@example.orgSource:Association of American Physicians & Surgeons