TUCSON , ARIZONA-
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.” Former Congressman Dr. Ron Paul (since 1970) and US Senator Rand Paul (who hand writes his dues check every year) are notable members of AAPS.
“The clock 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,” says AAPS.
The Petition of 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.”
Dr. Jane Orient, executive director of AAPS since 1989, tells us in our exclusive interview ,”We will send this petition off to members of the House of Representatives in an attempt to influence republicans to vote with their constituents and defund Obamacare.”
Currently Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) doesn’t feel that the vote to defund Obamacare will sway in their favor. “Right now, we don’t have the votes. We don’t have the votes in the House. We don’t have the votes in the Senate,” says Cruz.
“I think it’s extremely important for patients and doctors to understand what Obamacare means to the relationship they enjoy with one another. They need to understand what Obamacare means to American medicine. Patients and doctors must seek a way to decouple themselves from this train-wreck,” says Dr. Orient. Since yesterday, more than 400 patients and 310 physicians have signed the petition.
Dr. Orient joined the AAPS in 1983. She specializes in general internal medicine. The AAPS is a national organization representing physicians in all specialties, founded in 1943 to preserve private medicine and the patient-physician relationship.