I am writing in response to the article "AMA Wary of Obama Call for Public Health Insurance" (June 11 Web). As a family physician, I am extremely disappointed that the American Medical Association opposes Americans having the choice of a public health insurance option.
The AMA represents only a small fraction of all doctors in the country, and by attempting to block this necessary reform, it shows itself to be out of touch with the majority of physicians. I support a public health insurance option that is open to all. The private insurance industry has shown its inability to keep health care affordable and reliably available.
I am frustrated with our current system where profit-driven companies stand between me and my patients. The solution begins with a real public health insurance option so Americans have another choice.
ALLISON AIKEN, M.D.