The AMA Wants To Screw You, Too

Sam Stein:

Just days before President Barack Obama is set to address the American Medical Association to pitch its members on his vision for health care reform, the 250,000-member physician group announced it would oppose a major component of that effort.

On Wednesday night, the New York Times reported that AMA was "letting Congress know" that it would resist a public plan for health insurance coverage.

By "letting Congress know," they mean "buy off as much of it as they can." Stein reminds us that during the Clinton attempt at healthcare reform, the AMA spent $3 million to derail the effort, and then -- inexplicably -- endorsed Newt Gingrich's Medicare bill.