Obama paid off the AMA with a promise to kill the 21% cut in physicians reimbursements, promised financial support to the AARP and eliminates subsidies for Medicare Advantage. The drug industry got a 10 year limit of $80 billion on cuts in prescription drug costs and the promise that Canadian drugs won't come into the US. And the Latin Causus were promised 24 hours before the vote that they would get their illegals covered.Answer Question
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Actually, I believe the AMA membership is less than 20% of all physicians nationwide. I don't have a link, so I guess if someone asks for one I will have to research it later.
So, doesn't this mean that the bill will cost even MORE than originally estimated? Wow, big surprise.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:25 AM on Nov. 8, 2009
It’s an open secret in Washington that only about 15-20 percent of doctors are members of the AMA. Sermo, a 110,000-member, non-partisan online community of doctors — 25 percent of whom say they are members of the AMA — has recently released polls showing that 92 percent of doctors don’t think the Democratic bills address the “real sources of cost increases,” and 94 percent don’t think there can be “effective” health reform without tort reform (which the Republican bill includes but the Democratic bills do not).
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