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Group of doctors issues statement urging Trump to ditch Obamacare

While it remains to be seen how many of President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promises will be kept after his inauguration, one group of medical professionals is urging him in a recent statement to stick by his pledge to repeal and replace Obamacare.

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons made its case against President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, noting primarily the costs and lack of options associated with it.

“President-elect Trump would not want anyone to be forced to stay in a particular hotel,” explained AAPS Executive Director Jane M. Orient, M.D., “and Trump rightly opposes forcing Americans to purchase health insurance.”

Compulsory enrollment and dwindling competition are combining to make the flawed coverage offered under Obamacare too costly for many Americans, the group noted.

“The fundamental laws of economics cannot be violated for long,” added AAPS President Michael J.A. Robb, M.D.

As part of his healthcare platform, the group in its statement urged Trump to “investigate and stop the anti-competitive conduct of insurance companies in order to ensure that their restraint of trade ceases.”

While Trump has discussed retaining certain aspects of the law, including a mandate that individuals may not be denied coverage due to a pre-existing condition, the AAPS offered its alternative.

“As for the issue of pre-existing conditions,” the statement read, “it is best for young adults to buy a guaranteed-renewable policy that they will own, before developing a pre-existing condition, rather than prolonging their period of dependency on their parents.”


1 Comment on Group of doctors issues statement urging Trump to ditch Obamacare

  1. The AAPS is a fringe activist group that does not speak for most doctors. They only have 5,000 members, and the group’s whole purpose is to oppose any form of socialized medicine. They previously opposed Medicare and Medicaid, and their members aren’t even supposed to accept private insurance. By comparison the AMA, which has about 220,000 members, endorses Obamacare, though members are not required to accept it at their practices.


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