Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Que dicen los medicos sobre un plan universal de salud?

Esta es una aportacion del Dr. Angel A Gonzalez en correo electronico sobre este asunto. El Dr. Bobby Gonzalez es el Presidente del la Fundacion del Colegio de Medicos Cirujanos, el brazo altruista de esta organizacion que agrupa a todos los medicos licenciados en Puerto Rico.

La mayoria de los medicos en EEUU favorecen un sistema universal de salud; veamos:

"Fifty-nine percent of physicians support creating a national health insurance program, according to a survey involving 2, 193 physicians. Nine percent had a neutral position.

The strongest support came from psychiatrists (83 percent), pediatric sub-specialists (71 percent), emergency medicine physicians (69 percent), general pediatricians (65 percent), general internists (64 percent), and family physicians (60 percent). Fifty-five percent of general surgeons support national health insurance, roughly doubling their level of support since 2002.

The survey, conducted last year by Indiana University's Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research, is "conclusive for more than 800,000 U.S. doctors and represents a 10 percent increase in support since the last study was conducted in 2002.
The study findings, published March 31 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, defined national health insurance (NHI) as "a single, federally administered social insurance fund that guarantees health care coverage for everyone, much like Medicare currently does for senior.," and takes aim at those who have misinformed the public for years.

"Many claim to speak for physicians and reflect their views. We asked doctors directly and found that, contrary to conventional wisdom, most doctors support the government creating national health insurance," study author Dr. Aaron E. Carroll, director of Indiana University's Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research, said in a prepared statement, according to Forbes.

An important new study, published first week of April 2008 by researchers at Indiana University, reflects a shift in thinking among US physicians. A solid majority of doctors - 59% - now support national health insurance that would guarantee quality coverage for everyone. A plan that involves a single, federally administered social insurance fund, a Medicare-like plan guaranteeing health coverage for everyone. That’s 10% points higher than five years ago, and just slightly below the general public support ( 65%) as shown in an Associated Press poll last December"

y las encuestas de opinion una tras otra revelan que la poblacion favorece cambios en el sistema

Angel A. González