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Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Inc.
A Voice for Private Physicians Since 1943
Omnia pro aegroto

Are you FOR a government takeover of American medicine,
or FOR freedom?

Take the following quiz and find out.

Pick one of each of the following pairs:

___1. People should be allowed to spend their own money for medical services.     ___1. Only government-approved health plans should be allowed to buy medical care.
___2. People should be allowed to buy low-cost insurance plans that meet their own needs, and save money to meet their deductibles.     ___2. People should have to buy high-cost, comprehensive insurance to pay for services other people, including non-savers, might need.
___3. People should be allowed to profit by offering better customer service or more effective, safer treatments.     ___3. No one should be allowed to profit from offering medical care.
___4. People should be allowed to have the best medical services they can obtain.    ___4. No one should be allowed to have a service that is not equally available to all.
___5. Doctors should do the best they can for each individual patient.    ___5. Doctors should do what best serves the health of the community.
___6. Patients should decide whether they want an electronic health record, who should have access to it, and what should be in it.    ___6. Everyone should have a complete electronic health record so that government and others can monitor the health and treatment of all.
___7. People should be allowed to spend as much or as little of their income as they want on their health.    ___7. People should be required to put a certain percentage of their income into national healthcare spending, and total spending should be capped.
___8. The development of new technology should be encouraged.    ___8. The development of new technology should be strictly controlled to keep costs down.
___9. Your health is your responsibility.    ___9. Your health is the government's responsibility.
__10. Doctors should prescribe according to their own judgment and conscience.     __10. Doctors should have to follow the government's rules, even if they think it is wrong to do so.

The more answers in the left-hand column, the more strongly you favor a voluntary, American system of medicine. The more answers in the right-hand column, the more strongly you favor a government-controlled system like that proposed by Obama, Baucus, Kennedy, Wyden, and others.