Minnesota Medical Association Report Disappoints

(St. Paul, Minnesota) - Patients and front-line physicians are apt to have their hopes dashed by the Minnesota Medical Association's new report on health care reform, according to Citizens' Council on Health Care (CCHC).

The report will be discussed this afternoon in the Minnesota Senate Health and Family Security Committee.

"In a time of promising health care redesign focused on consumer-driven health care and health savings accounts, the MMA report supports old bureaucracy-building ideas," says Twila Brase, president of CCHC.

"By all appearances, MMA leadership has embraced managed care and government-based strategies," she adds.

"What concerns us most is that this report, coming as it does from a physician's group, fails to support the necessary ingredients for individualized patient care by practicing physicians. It's disappointing," says Brase.

MMA Report: http://www.mmaonline.net/taskforce/report.cfm

Media Contact:

Twila Brase, President
Phone: 651-646-8935 (office)