Christian Doctors Wary of Health Care Law

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Dr. David Stevens says he's surprised that the Supreme Court upheld the health care law, and worries that its provisions will drive Christians out of the medical professions.

Stevens, who heads the Christian Medical Association, says 95 percent of its 16,000 members have said they would quit medicine before they violate their conscience.

He says that would make quality care harder to find, especially for Christians seeking physicians who share their values.

Stevens says many Christians go into medicine "to provide "compassionate care like the great physician, like Christ himself would" -- only to find they're bound by burdensome government regulations.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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