Doctors now running for U.S. Senate amid Obamacare fiasco
by: J. D. Heyes
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Political science is not medical science, obviously, and it may seem odd to have physicians running for Congress. But because of the disaster that is Obamacare, some doctors are hanging up their stethoscopes in exchange for your vote.
In all, eleven doctors are running as Republicans for the U.S. Senate, in a bid to use their medical expertise to convince voters that they would be an asset against the backdrop of a flopped Obamacare law.
“Doctors are in a very unique position to look at the financing of healthcare,” Rep. Paul Broun, a family physician running for the GOP nomination for Georgia’s open Senate seat, told The Hill, which covers Congress.
“We go into medicine for one reason, and one reason only: Because we care about people, we want the people who we serve to have a productive, happy, healthy life,” he said. “That’s the kind of policymaker we should have in place in dealing with healthcare policy.”
Three GOP doctors in the Senate already