Physicians for a National Health Program doctors arrested, and why is PNHP resorting to criminal activity to push their agenda?

A few zealous single-payer advocates, Physicians for a National Health Program included, were arrested this past week for disrupting Senate hearings.

Pictured here is psychiatrist Dr. Carol Paris, who was among the doctors arrested.

I’m not going to rehash the single-payer debate in this post, but I wonder whether resorting to criminal activity is really the best way to push your agenda.

From this corner, publicly flaunting your arrests only serves to cement PNHP’s status to the public as a radical, fringe group.

Rather than acting like criminals who only serve to disgrace the profession, it would be better if these physicians could use their efforts to more constructively contribute to the health reform debate.

See also, Is Physicians for a National Health Program the biggest threat to Obama’s health reform plan?