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Physicians who feel betrayed by the Washington State Medical Association's support of health-care reform may strive for legislation preserving a place for the traditional practice of medicine.
Bellevue neurosurgeon Michael Schlitt, state-chapter president of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, said his group, through Rep. Philip Dyer, R-Issaquah, is seeking an opinion from the state Attorney General on whether the 1993 Health Services Act allows for private-practice medicine.
"I'm not clear why we're taking what we have and turning everything into something that looks like an HMO," he said.
Schlitt also said that if force to, he will …