WSFA 12 News in Alabama reports that local doctor Randy Brinson is concerend about what health care reform will do to his practice:
Montgomery Doctor ‘Troubled’ By New Health Care Law
Brinson says he literally read every page, every word of the monster bill over 3 days.
“That is totally different with the way medical care is delivered today,” said Dr. Brinson.
A conclusion critics and supporters of the new law agree on. It’s the middle part of the 2,700 page bill that troubles Dr. Brinson …Troubling because Dr. Brinson says medical professionals in the state have a far better idea how to serve the underserved than someone sitting in Washington.
Of course, Brinson is a bit more than just a concerened Montgomery doctor:
Dr. Brinson is the head of the Christian Coalition of Alabama. He’s a Republican but insists his concerns over the health care law have nothing to do with party politics.
Now why would anyone think that Brinson’s opposition to health care reform legislation might have anything to do with partisan politics?
This weekend’s health care showdown in Congress will test the political clout of evangelical Protestant activists, including former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who are rushing to muster mass opposition to the Democratic bill endorsed by President Obama.
Dr. Randy Brinson, founder of Redeem the Vote, said evangelical leaders will target first-time voters, including Catholics, particularly in the Midwest, and voters not normally involved in religious or social activism, with an appeal highlighted by an e-mail from Mr. Huckabee.
Over the next few days, Mr. Huckabee’s name, picture and words will appear on what organizers say will be “millions of electronic messages” urging voters to tell lawmakers to stand firm against the health care bill, set for a climactic vote Sunday in the House.
Mr. Huckabee, who ran for the 2008 Republican presidential nod, has teamed up with the Rev. Rick Scarborough of Vision America and Dr. Brinson, a Montgomery, Ala., founder of Optimum Impact LLC, which he describes as the “largest purveyor of e-mail data regarding political messaging.”
“President Obama, [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi and [Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid are doing everything in their power to push through a health care bill that would mandate federally funded abortions, along with a host of other issues that the American people have clearly said they don’t want,” Mr. Huckabee claims in his e-mail pitch … The Huckabee e-mails will go to constituents of eight pro-life House Democrats who are considered on the fence or were heavily lobbied by Mr. Obama and Democratic leaders.