Florida Medical Association: Obamacare Ruling will Weaken Medicare
Florida Medical Association President Miguel A. Machado, immediately expressed concern the act will weaken Medicare.
““The Florida Medical Association (FMA) believes that health care system in our country should be focused on the needs of individual patients,” Machado stated in a release.
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, including the individual mandates, which the majority of justices declared Congress could impose as a tax.
Chief Justice John Roberts, nominated by former President George W. Bush, sided with the majority.
The act, commonly known as Obamacare, was challenged by 26 states including Florida.
“The FMA will continue to advocate for policies that increase patient access and choice, enhance the patient-physician relationship, address health care fraud, and eliminate costly regulations. The Florida Medical Association remains concerned that the surviving Act weakens the Medicare program, fails to substantively address medical liability reform, and dramatically increases the regulatory burden on physicians and patients. These issues hinder access to quality health care and the FMA looks forward to working with elected officials to repeal those provisions that are harmful to our patients.”