Saturday, March 27, 2010

Doctor: I'll Retire When Reform Kicks In.

A local doctor says the new health care reform will force him to quit practicing.

Dr. Dave Janda tells Action News that he can't in good conscience deny people excellent medical care so he would be forced to stop seeing patients. He says "The focus in Obamacare is cutting costs by rationing and denying care, which I believe is the most inhumane and unethical means of cutting health care costs."

Dr. Janda is a highly acclaimed orthopedic surgeon specializing in repairing shoulders. He was featured on Oprah for a book he wrote on avoiding injuries, especially in children.

Dr. Janda says the health care reform legislation is based on rationing and denying care. Janda says, "When I'm told by a government entity, a government panel, these are the treatments you can do, this is when you can do them, this is, even, if you can do them, I believe, that by participating in a system like that, you actually cause harm, and you don't help people."

He says he will reconsider quitting if the legislation is changed So that politicians aren't deciding who gets what coverage.

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