Doctors

August 28th, 2012
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The Hawaii Medical Association’s political action committee has endorsed former Gov. Linda Lingle for U.S. Senate.

The HMA represents more than 1,100 doctors and medical students. The Republican Lingle is running against U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii.

From F. Don Parsa, M.D., a plastic surgeon at Queens Medical Center and University of Hawaii at Manoa professor of medicine, representing HAMPAC

She is clearly committed to advancing affordable, quality health care for all the people of Hawaii and the nation. Governor Lingle is the only candidate that understands the need to ensure we all have access to high quality and affordable health care, while also recognizing the realities facing medical professionals. Her leadership is critically needed in Washington as we face challenging times ahead.

11 Responses to “Doctors”

  1. Goober:

    Doesn’t say if they will vote for lingle but only show support.


  2. INNOCENT OBSERVER:

    believe that the doctors also have another reason to support repubs – many of them are in the high income bracket and they don’t want their taxes raised if the bush tax cuts are terminated for high income taxpayers.


  3. Kolea:

    The HMA does not have the support of many Hawaii doctors. They have been under the political control of the Republican Party here for many years. But, sure, this endorsement SOUNDS good on paper.


  4. ohiaforest3400:

    Many doctors chow down at the trough of tort reform because the med mal insurance premiums cost them big bucks. However, from the larger societal perspective, med mal insurance premiums are a small driver of health care costs. Of course, many physicians claim that there is a larger societal cost to med mal claims and that is the practice of defensive medicine to ward off those claims. As repeatedly noted (including a NYT piece yesterday), the practice of medicine has become one of excessive overtesting and overtreating and this is only partly the result of the practice of defensive medicine. It’s far more a function of physicians having a financial incentive (no small part of it from drug companies, device manufacturers, etc.) to engage in what is actually the “industrial practice of medicine” and because they give patients what they demand: too many exotic tests and treatments with little efficacy.

    So, yeah, no surprise that this particular portion of the medical community, the one that represents the interests of the “medico-industrial complex,” would endorse Lingle.


  5. mkz:

    WOW…you folks are so caustic. Why isn’t that everything that is published causes you to stand up and scream at the top of your lungs nasty comments? The ‘Tiser should stop adding comments. It adds nothing to the dialogue. Sad, very sad.


  6. Auto De Fe:

    Goober, IO, Kolea always the same three Democrat stooges. How boring.


  7. shaftalley:

    the only possible solution to health care in hawaii and through-out the nation is a totally 100% free open market and competition without any government intervention what so ever.doctors and hospitals should be allowed to do with their practices privately with patients for the benefit of health proffesionals,patients and the families.eliminate medicare.


  8. Chicken Grease:

    mkz:
    August 29th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    WOW…you folks are so caustic. Why isn’t that everything that is published causes you to stand up and scream at the top of your lungs nasty comments? The ‘Tiser should stop adding comments. It adds nothing to the dialogue. Sad, very sad.

    Hey. This is The United States of America (yeah, still yet, even in a “Frank”-influenced Obama Administration, yuk, yuks. 2016: Obama’s America, now playing on Oahu theatres. Admittedly, D’Souza doesn’t go into universally-known [well, at least "universal" to this archipelago] local style ways and means of child raising sensibilities enough to satisfy a local audience, but, he comes close [which you must needs chalk up to how Dinesh didn't grow up in Havai'i the same way most of us here were). Above all, 2016 tends to make -- through hard evidence, mind you -- Obama look like [and keep in mind that a Grease is merely saying look like, AND also keep in mind that a Grease is being conservative about this assessment], well, a cognizant Manchurian Candidate. This film might turn the election).

    Everyone has the right to have their say; and you have the right to ignore it. To out-and-out advocate a ban on such opinion, though, well, that’s pretty much from the preludes to Stalin’s and Pol Pot’s respective playbooks. Go venture on some of the more safer Star-Advertiser blogs (read: those that contain [if I can borrow a Jeff Portnoy expression] “happy talk”] if you need to. Political Radar ensures to moderate each comment (a Grease’s only concern, though, is that Political Radar might need to do such moderating a bit faster, see GREASE’S SOAPBOX later), so — while they publish the entirety of our (at least a Grease can only speak for hisself), they do read the comments, make sure they’re related to the discussion (or related to comments on various commenters here, yuk, yuks) at hand. So there.

    HMA better hope LL no win; she will probably not suffer such insolent endorsement, especially if Romney wins.

    GREASE SOAPBOX: hoah, Political Radar (and the following will, admittedly, sound weird after a Grease’s spiel in the first few paragraphs above, but, the following must be said by a Grease). Understaffed or new staff? Took many days for a Grease’s comment to become posted here: http://blogs.starbulletin.com/inpolitics/rights/ Make a brotha’ feel unwanted for many days. :(


  9. Chicken Grease:

    Whoops!!!! Now look how stupid a Grease. Political Radar and/or reader, please replace “Lingle” with “Hirono” and “Romney” with “Obama” for the following previous Grease post:

    HMA better hope LL no win; she will probably not suffer such insolent endorsement, especially if Romney wins.

    Darned first drafts. Darned brain sometimes (but, most of all the time ;)). Writing too fast here. Thank you.


  10. Goober:

    If everyone paid for health insurance at a group rate, monthly premiums should be cheaper. As is I pay monthly and still have to pay a co-payment. The rich can afford expensive Medical treatment but even cases like Steve Jobs who did not pay for health insurance monthly, (I assume he didn’t) he still paid an expensive medical treatment only to die.

    Why should the 99% bail out the 1% who file bankruptcy?


  11. Goober:

    Auto de Fe, you forget that by calling us the Three Stooges that they were a fourth and a fifth. It seems you are the fifth since you said no comment but to call names.


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