Last updated on: 8/5/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

Lawrence R. Huntoon, MD, PhD Biography

Title:
Neurologist and Editor of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons
Position:
Con to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“If you like the health insurance coverage you have now, and if you believe patients should be allowed to make their own decisions about their medical care and insurance coverage, ObamaCare is not for you.

In addition to the fact that the supreme law of the land, our U.S. Constitution, does not authorize the government takeover of medicine, or government intrusion and meddling in the practice of medicine, ObamaCare will make medical care:

– Less affordable
– It will destroy innovation in the insurance market
– Less accountable to patients
– It will discriminate against those who believe in self-reliance and working hard to get ahead
– It will put our budget and economy on a path of unsustainable debt and destruction.”

“Putting Tyrants in Control of Health Care,” www.takebackmedicine.com, Mar. 8, 2010

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Neurologist, private practice
  • Editor, Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons
  • Fellow, American Academy of Neurology
  • Member, Board of Directors, American Health Legal Foundation, 2009-present
  • Chairman, AAPS Committee to Combat Sham Peer Review, 2004-present
  • Member: Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS),
    American Medical Association (AMA), Medical Society of the State of New York, Erie County Medical Society, and the Cleveland Clinic CompreCare Affiliate Program
  • Staff neurologist, W.C.A. Hospital (Jamestown, NY), 1988-2003
  • President, Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, 1999-2000
  • Director of Neurology, Goshen General Hospital (Goshen, IN), 1986-1988
  • Neurology Resident, Dent Neurologic Institute (Buffalo, NY), 1983-1986
  • Clinical Assistant Instructor, Medicine/Neurology, State University of
    New York At Buffalo, 1982-1986
  • Medical Intern – Millard Fillmore Hospital (Buffalo, NY), 1982-1983
Education:
  • MD, Louisiana State University Medical Center, 1982
  • PhD, Louisiana State University Medical Center, 1980
  • BA, Grinnell College (Grinnell, IA), 1974
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Are the 2010 health care reform laws socialist?