Another blow against a screwed up health care system


The last time universal health care was a top, top issue (before terrorists, 9/11, a couple wars, a bubble, a housing bubble, Paris Hilton, Perez Hilton and the internet) doctors were considered not so keen on the idea. It was probably something about having to become highly-leveraged government employees.

Now… looks like they’re warming up to the idea:

More than half of U.S. doctors now favor switching to a national health care plan and fewer than a third oppose the idea, according to a survey published on Monday.

The survey suggests that opinions have changed substantially since the last survey in 2002 and as the country debates serious changes to the health care system.

Of more than 2,000 doctors surveyed, 59 percent said they support legislation to establish a national health insurance program, while 32 percent said they opposed it, researchers reported in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine.

Methinks this will be a much bigger story by tomorrow. Let’s see…


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