The hypocrites awakened at the American Medical Association – Daily News

The American Medical Association Now Tells Physicians: Use Awakening Language! He published a 54-page guide telling doctors things like, don’t say “equality”; say “equity”. Don’t say “minority”; let’s say “historically marginalized”.

Much of the AMA’s advice sounds like Marxism: “Call out…property rights…Individualism is problematic…Corporations…limit prospects for good health…people under -paid and forced into poverty due to banking policies.”

It’s too much even for some on the left, like writer Matthew Yglesias, whose article on the AMA caught my eye.

“Can you imagine anyone actually doing this?” asks Yglesias in my new video. “What if you were in a clinical setting and someone started teaching you this lesson about landowners? … No one practices medicine like that, and it wouldn’t help anyone!

He points out that while the AMA is now telling doctors to call poor neighborhoods “systematically disinvested,” not “poor,” it has long been pushing for things that hurt the poor, like restricting the number of doctors.

The United States has fewer doctors than other countries. Per person, Austria has twice as many.

“We have the highest paid doctors in the world and the rarest doctors in the world,” says Yglesias. “It is not a coincidence.”

Years ago, in most of America, anyone could practice medicine. The licensed doctors didn’t like it. This led to the formation of the AMA.

It’s a commercial group, says Yglesias. “They… advance the interests of their members. »

Like the teachers’ union or the dockers’ union.

“It’s what we call a professional association rather than a union,” explains Yglesias. “But it’s never been so different.”

In 1986, the AMA called for a reduction in medical school enrollment to curb an alleged “surplus” of physicians. In 1997, he even got the government to pay hospitals not to train doctors!

Today, the AMA supports rules that make it difficult for doctors from other countries to practice here. Foreign doctors must complete a residency program in the United States. They are not recognized for having practiced abroad.

Such rules preserve the shortage of doctors in America. This shortage allows the average doctor to earn more than $200,000 a year.

Well-paid doctors can be picky about where they work. That’s why it’s hard to find a doctor in rural America, says Yglesias.

There are plenty of Walmarts and Targets in rural areas as there is no limit to department stores. Walmart and Target compete to serve as many communities as possible.

Likewise, “Restaurants keep time that suits their customers. Doctors keep schedules that are convenient for doctors.

I asked the AMA for an interview about it, but they refused. They sent us a statement saying they have been working to approve “approximately 20 new medical schools”.

Why can the AMA and its “Liaison Committee on Medical Education” even approve new schools? I have no right to endorse new television reporters.

The AMA’s statement says it supports “increasing… the number of physicians”. If that’s true, it’s been a long time. A study published in Annals of Internal Medicine indicates that if there were more primary care physicians, 7,200 lives would be saved.

As doctors are scarce, more and more people are consulting nurses for help. But AMA lobbyists are pushing for laws to require nurses to be supervised by a doctor.

“This makes it much more difficult to open retail health clinics… (which offer) inexpensive and very convenient treatments,” says Yglesias. “Nurses have a lot of training…they can do a lot of useful things.

AMA lobbying hurts the poor the most.

WADA doesn’t like to talk about it. Instead, he’s now obsessed with politically correct language, telling doctors, don’t say, “ex-con”; say “formerly incarcerated”. Don’t say “slaves”; say “slaves”.

It’s hard to imagine how this helps patients.

Yglesias concludes: “Being really obsessed with language politics is a good way to position yourself as the good guys, without addressing their own role in creating these problems.”

John Stossel is the creator of Stossel TV and the author of “Give Me a Break: How I Exposed Hucksters, Cheats, and Scam Artists and Became the Scourge of the Liberal Media”.

Andrew B. Reiter