Well here's something that finally makes sense in the health care debate!
For more information on this group of doctors, visit their Facebook page.
From Sermo.com; the group responsible for the petition:
Join Sermo to add your signature to the Physicians’ Appeal below. And let lawmakers know that you want to contribute to the reform process. After the August recess, the signed Appeal will be delivered to Senators in every state. Each Senator will then be invited to speak with the Sermo community about the real issues at the root of spiraling healthcare costs.
To the American People,
We, the physicians of this country want to reform healthcare to improve the quality and access to care for our patients while reducing costs. True healthcare reform will only succeed if:
Unnecessary tests and procedures are reduced through tort and malpractice reform.
Doctors are allowed to spend more time with their patients and less time on paperwork by streamlining billing and making pricing more transparent (create an alternative to CPT codes).
Medical decisions are made by physicians and their patients, not insurance company administrators.
Adequate supply of qualified physicians is assured by revising the methods used for calculating reimbursements.
We invite policy makers to work directly with the men and women who are on the frontlines of healthcare each and every day caring for the citizens of this country.
We pledge to be partners in true healthcare reform, improving the healthcare delivery system in this country while honoring the Hippocratic oath that we all have taken.