hope the recently passed health care reform legislation is successful in delivering high quality affordable health care to all Americans while at the same time reducing our national debt by over a trillion dollars. I hope it is successful in delivering reform that is truly needed. I am highly skeptical, however, the proposed changes will deliver any kind of meaningful reform and even more skeptical it will work to control costs.


I hope the recently passed health care reform legislation is successful in delivering high quality affordable health care to all Americans while at the same time reducing our national debt by over a trillion dollars. I hope it is successful in delivering reform that is truly needed. I am highly skeptical, however, the proposed changes will deliver any kind of meaningful reform and even more skeptical it will work to control costs.
I am going on the record as declaring my opposition to this reform legislation as I believe it will cause more harm than good. I encourage all patients to ask their physicians and government representatives to also declare their support or opposition. If the legislation is successful and delivers on its promises, I will gladly eat crow and our country will be better off. However, if the legislation accelerates our country’s path to fiscal ruin – as I predict it will – we all have a right to know whose judgment can be trusted in shaping future reform measures.

Tim Von Fange M.D. Quincy, Ill.