Dr. Ami Siems has a message and she's taking to the air. The message is simple: as someone who invested a lot of money to become a physician she's not about to take a pay cut by having to treat those who cannot afford health coverage.
NEW YORK (AP) -- A conservative women's group on Wednesday launched a $6 million ad campaign in presidential battleground states criticizing President Barack Obama's health care reform law.
The 60-second ad from Concerned Women for America features a family physician, Ami Siems, warning that patients may be denied care under the new law and might not be able to choose their own doctor. Siems previously appeared in ads criticizing the health care reform proposal sponsored by another conservative group, Americans for Prosperity, in 2009 when the plan was being considered by Congress.
It's nice to know that some doctors are open about their interest in practicing medicine. Some went into the profession out of fascination with science and medicine. Others perhaps because of compassion or a personal experience that led them to take up the stethoscope. And some, like Ms. Ami, just for the money of it. Of course those in that last category aren't really as dissatisfied as the rest of us with the current cost of health care because, well, they're on the receiving end. So scare tactics about not being able to choose really don't matter because the vast majority of us already *can't* choose. We're limited to who our insurance providers will let us see and only covered for treatments that they approve.
So really Ami, I appreciate your honesty. Tell me, does your pager make a little "ching-ching" sound when it goes off?