Doctors from all 50 states gathered at the White House yesterday to show their support for President Obama’s health insurance reform plan. The first doctor interviewed in the video below is Dr. Nathan Bahr from St. Paul, who is the Minnesota State Director of Doctors for America, a grassroots groups of doctors who believe the American people deserve a better health system.
Dr. Bahr, who grew up in Caledonia, says that he become a doctor so that he could help people — not to haggle with insurance companies about prices and coverage.
I’m working for reform for my patients and for every American; we deserve better. While some Americans can access wonderful healthcare, too many have no access at all or find out that they don’t have enough coverage to pay for the care they need when it counts. I’m fighting for a system that allows me to be the doctor I strive to be. I want to supply great, efficient care to my patients without the very system I practice in interfering with my ability to do so.