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The Schizophrenia of the AMA

breathedeep Wrote: Jun 21, 2012 1:35 AM
The AMA has become an institution of itself and for itself. It is not and has not been the true voice of the american physicians. It is becoming, in fact, self -destructive to be a member. It needs to step aside.
Larry1764 Wrote: Jun 22, 2012 5:35 AM
But, the AMA is like Assad; it will fight to the bitter end no matter how many physicians are lost because of the refusal to step aside.
Larry1764 Wrote: Jun 22, 2012 5:37 AM
and most of us who are not involved at all will not know how much we have lost in the genocide/medico-side until the loss is permanent.

In the aftermath of the Obama presidential election, healthcare reform became an intensely debated political issue, and the American Medical Association (AMA) had a difficult time deciding their position on the Affordable Care Act (ACA, Obamacare). In 2009, the AMA initially announced that they could not support President Obama'a plan for healthcare reform. One week later, they abruptly reversed course, proclaiming that they were completely behind his plan; support which proved critical for passage of this bill. Two weeks ago, the AMA announced their version of a premium support plan for Medicare, which would be introduced and debated during their...