According to House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio , speaking about the healthcare overhaul, “The bottom line is, nobody wants this bill but Washington’s special interests”.

This is clearly not the case according to leaders of the AMA along with physicians, consumer groups and patient advocates. A letter was drafted by representatives of AARP, American Cancer Society, Cancer Action Network, Families USA and Service Employees International Union, stating that “the legislation is not perfect. No bill is. But now is not the time to turn back”.

Certainly the changes stressing disease prevention and increased healthcare quality should be actively sought.

The problems arise when discussing the price tag for this quality and the possibility of rationing care. These tangible issues bring a great deal of emotion attached to them.

What do you think?