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Harry Reid: AMA Misled Me, Means Health Care Setback

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has told colleagues that he was given bad information by the American Medical Association (AMA), which will result in a significant setback to Democrats' healthcare reform strategy.

Reid told colleagues that the AMA said it could deliver 27 Republican votes for legislation that would impose a 10-year freeze on scheduled cuts in Medicare payments to doctors, according to two Senate Democratic lawmakers, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The doctor payment cuts are mandated by a 1997 law.

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