Local Doctors Protest Federal Health Care Reform
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Hundreds of doctors and health care professionals converged upon Harbor Island on Saturday to protest federal health care reform and the economy.They're concerned the President's plan amounts to socialism and say it must be repealed.The event was called "The National Doctor's Tea Party", which drew hundreds of doctors and health care professionals to rally against what they call "ObamaCare.""The federal government is not the answer," a protester told 10News.Most of the doctors who showed up wore their white lab coats and some carried signs."We want to prevent Obama care from taking physicians away from their role in taking care of patients," said San Diego doctor Adam Dorin, who founded Physicians Against ObamaCare, he said, out of pure frustration.Proponents of the President's plan argue the single-payer, publicly-financed system is the best way to go to cut out the for-profit private health insurance industry."Quality is going to go down; it's going to get more difficult," said Dorin. "We're going to have more people in the system with quality of care probably not what it is today."At Saturday's event, health care professionals came together to demand Congress defund, repeal and replace HR-3590, "The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act," with what they call "a law that does not destroy the American system of health care.""We're just trying to say we need to expand health care. We can do it without ObamaCare, which should be repealed, then we can start again with a better product," said Dorin.Those against the President's plan also wrote dozens of messages on a bus and trailer that will be heading for Washington. One read, "you're spending my grandkid's money, stop now.""We're just trying to say we need to expand health care.Wwe can do it without ObamaCare, which should be repealed, then we can start again with a better product," said Dorin.Only a few people showed up to advocate a single-payer health insurance system. One, who was a retired social worker from Kearny Mesa, told 10News' media partner The San Diego Union-Tribune, "it's a right. We need free health care."