Dr. Oz has long been a staunch proponent of the concept of personal choice, and he’s recently embraced it more forcefully than ever.
But while the former host of Dr. Phil has repeatedly championed his “Health Choices” program, he has also been vocal about his disdain for the concept.
Now, he’s joined by another physician and longtime proponent of personal choices, Dr. Daniel Lieberman, who says he’s “not interested in medical malpractice lawsuits.”
“The only thing that would get me out of this is if there was a medical malaccident,” Lieberman told reporters in New York.
“I would just want to go back to my own home and just make my own decisions.
And that’s what I would do.”
The former New York City mayor has been outspoken in his opposition to the Affordable Care Act, arguing that the new healthcare law will lead to more and more people becoming uninsured, costing the federal government millions in medical benefits and forcing doctors to spend more time and resources working outside of their own practices.
Lieberman told The Atlantic he is a “realist” and that he thinks the AffordableCare Act will be good for Americans, but he believes that if we don’t embrace the concept, we’re in trouble.
“If we want to get to a point where there is a little bit of a personal choice in health care, if we’re going to get there, we’ve got to be realistic,” Lieberman said.
“There’s going to be a whole lot of costs, and it will take time, and we’ll need to have a lot of private insurers, and I think there’s a lot more work to be done on this, but I’m not really concerned with malpractice.”
Lieberman also spoke out against the idea of private insurance in an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell last year, saying that, for the time being, “We are the only ones who get to pick and choose what we want.”