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Why Is The AMA President Lying (Again)?

Posted January 15, 2010 | 11:34:00 (EST)

As the healthcare debate has unfolded and people's positions have hardened, I have tried hard to give physicians, in particular, the benefit of the doubt. After all, we have a common heritage and a common interest of providing the best possible care for our patients. Earlier this week, however, Dr....

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No Worries, Congress Says They'll Work Out All Those Pesky Details

Posted September 1, 2009 | 17:12:23 (EST)

As summer winds down and family life becomes a whirl of new lunchboxes, haircuts and other timeless back to school rituals - close your eyes and imagine this scenario. What if your kid's teacher was just informed that her salary, benefits and pension were going to be completely overhauled before...

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What Doctors Actually Endorse For Healthcare Reform (Hint: It's Not In This Bill)

Posted July 23, 2009 | 12:33:24 (EST)

On July 16th, the American Medical Association endorsed the House Healthcare Reform Bill. Since then over 10,000 US physicians have used Sermo to voice their position on the Bill. 94% do not support the bill, and 95% state that the AMA does not speak for them with its endorsement (see...

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Why Physicians Always Get Screwed, Thanks AMA

Posted July 20, 2009 | 10:27:54 (EST)

On July 16th, the AMA publicly endorsed the House Healthcare Reform Bill. Like many physicians in this country, I was shocked and surprised, given the fact that the Bill fails to address any of the issues that physicians in this country have been saying are necessary for true healthcare...

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The Biggest Risk To US Physicians: The AMA

Posted July 10, 2009 | 09:09:26 (EST)

On June 15th, 2009, President Barack Obama traveled to Chicago to deliver a speech to share his vision for reinventing health care. It was an impressive oration and an important step in the journey towards comprehensive health care reform. Too bad the US physician community was a no show,...

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