Monday, June 26, 2017
Do No Harm Quote of the Day
“Medicine has long operated under the precept of Primum non nocere, or ‘first, do no harm.’ The draft legislation violates that standard on many levels." -- American Medical Association Executive Vice President and CEO James Madara, in a letter to amoral toady for plutocrats Sen. Mitch "Missy" McConnell denouncing the Senate tax cut for the rich bill, disguised as a health insurance reform bill, a.k.a. TrumpCare. The letter not only blasts the bill's deep cuts in Medicaid, it also opposes Rethuglican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, which accepts Medicaid patients and which provides health care services to poor families beyond reproductive care for women. (As we noted below, there are three Republican Senators who are doctors and are expected to end up voting for this abomination, because tax cuts for the rich!)
The AMA, founded in 1847, represents over 224,000 physicians and medical students in the U.S.