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The Schizophrenia of the AMA

Ebola100 Wrote: Jun 20, 2012 10:39 AM
Then, when they postpone it again they get to crow about something they did for physicians. Something they never intended to do it the first place. Likewise, the AMA gets to crow about something they did by blocking the implementation.

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...