ANN ARBOR (WXYZ) - “The doctor-patient relationship has been decimated with this decision”, says an Ann Arbor-area orthopedic surgeon about Thursday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that uphold controversial health care law.
Dr. Dave Janda tells 7 Action News, “The government came for my profession today. Padlocked the door. Told me I couldn’t keep doing what I do to take high quality care of people”.
For years, Janda says he's favored reform that would make non-mandated affordable health care available to all Americans.
"An approach which empowered patients by putting the decisions back in the hands of patients and their treating physicians and not government bureaucrats, HMO's or insurance executives. The approach Reagan embraced, that I advocated, was also based on the implementation of Health Savings Accounts, which puts the finances back in the hands of people as well as a focus on wellness and prevention," says Dr. Janda.
Janda hosts a radio show on WAAM Talk 1600. He has also written a book, 'The Awakening of a Surgeon: A Life of Prevention, Health, and Hope', in which he describes himself as "a grunt on the front lines of health-care delivery."
More information on Dr. Dave Janda can be found on his website DAVEJANDA.COM .
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