Amac Assembles Experts to ‘Dissect’ Health Care Mega-Law

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The Association of Mature American Citizens is sponsoring a conclave of experts to dissect the health care reform law “so that they can offer constructive recommendations on how to fix the mistakes it contains.”

We all had a right to a more thoughtful and careful approach to health care reform

The Association of Mature American Citizens is sponsoring a conclave of experts to dissect the health care reform law “so that they can offer constructive recommendations on how to fix the mistakes it contains.”

AMAC president Dan Weber says, “Congress passed the health care reform bill, but contrary to Nancy Pelosi’s promise, we really still don’t know what is in the 2,500 page mega-law. We are going to examine the measure in a public forum before many of its ill-advised provisions can completely foul things up not just for seniors, but for all Americans. We all had a right to a more thoughtful and careful approach to health care reform, but Congress was over-eager to deliver the legacy of Obamacare for the president. They went too far.”

Weber says that even a cursory assessment of the legislation shows that many of its provisions are unworkable. “For example, it makes no sense to cut doctor reimbursements by 23% at a time when there is a shortage of family practice physicians.”

Meanwhile, there is broad-based agreement that the nation cannot afford the trillions of dollars in implementation costs, Weber adds. “There are many ways that the free enterprise marketplace can do a better job and the AMAC Conclave will bring all participants in the health care system together to produce common sense solutions.”

He says that the organization, which bills itself as the conservative alternative to AARP, has started the process of coordinating the schedules of Conclave participants and will announce an early 2011 date for the meeting in the coming weeks. “Unlike most conferences, participants will be asked to bring serious, detailed proposals containing solutions to the problems they have identified."

Organizations representing doctors, hospitals, insurance companies, drug companies and other groups involved in health care are being asked to provide high-level representatives. In addition, AMAC is inviting Federal and State government officials to participate.

AMAC members and the general public will also have the opportunity to attend and get involved, according to Weber.

“Although we have not yet firmed up a venue, we are inclined to hold the Conclave in Washington DC so that the new Congress might benefit from what we believe will be the first public examination of the facts.”

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