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American Medical Association

Who's Hogging Our Antibiotics?

Laura Rogers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Rogers

The way we are raising our food animals -- by regularly feeding them human antibiotics -- is putting human health at risk.

Behind the Scenes At The White House: The AMA Weighs In On Healthcare Policy Reform

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

The AMA debate on health care: The Gastroenterologists had sort of a gut feeling about it, but the Neurologists thought the Administration had a lot of nerve.

Doctors Rx at AMA: Eat Local, Organic

Samuel Fromartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Samuel Fromartz

Industrial food producers are already in a tizzy over the documentary Food Inc., but I bet they didn't expect to be facing the nation's doctors.

Address Medical Liability With Science, not Caps: "Standard of Care" is not the Same as Evidence-Based Medicine

Louise Marie Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louise Marie Roth

Many doctors practice in fear of litigation. Some argue this leads to "defensive medicine": medical practices designed to avert the future possibility of malpractice suits, rather than to benefit the patient.

AMA Support Can Secure The Public Option

Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sahil Kapur

It's time for AMA physicians to take back the compassion and honor that led them into their profession and support the public alternative.

AMA Opposition and the Path Ahead

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Coombs Lee

With so many doctors supporting it, who stands against empowering dying patients? Four hundred thirty physicians in the AMA House of Delegates who craft its policy.

The Biggest Problem With U.S. Health Care -- And How To Fix It!

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

We should focus on re-visioning healthcare's purpose: to create long-lived, productive and healthy men and women.

Why Obama Doesn't Sweat Health Care Reform

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Wolff

Obama's speech was meant to draw the line between his real reform and all other fake reforms. And it drew it -- a bit.

Why the AMA Doesn't Speak for Me

Dr. Peter Klatsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Peter Klatsky

Most physicians went into medicine because it allowed us to heal, comfort and help people. Sadly, the AMA feels like it exists only to help doctors help themselves.


Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama is addressing the American Medical Association. Watch his speech live below. The full text, as prepared for delivery, is below the vi...

Dems on Health Care

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Note to POTUS: Pointers on Speaking to American Medical Association

Howard Wolinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Howard Wolinsky

The AMA is already on record as opposing your plan for government-sponsored health insurance for the tens of millions without health insurance.

Doctors' Lobby Attack on Reform Aimed at Forcing Malpractice Caps on Obama

Jamie Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Court

Obama should let the AMA know Monday that he won't allow the trade association to hold a gun to the head of health care reform just so dangerous doctors can avoid legal accountability.

Sam Stein

Obama Reasserts Support For Public Plan While AMA Backtracks On Opposition | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speaking at a town hall in Green Bay Wisconsin, President Barack Obama addressed head on what is the hot debate of the day: whether a health reform ov...

Dear AMA: I Quit!

Dr. Chris McCoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Chris McCoy

I simply cannot support an organization that opposes the public health insurance plan for my patients.

Sam Stein

American Medical Association Trying To Torpedo Health Care Reform Again | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

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, ...

Destruction Of Health Care Reform: Another Sequel

Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sahil Kapur

Witnessing the recent blaze of right-wing propaganda on a public health care option has felt like watching a scene in a scary movie where the killer is creeping up on his victim with a knife.

America's Self-Defeating Attitude on Health Care Reform

Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sahil Kapur

The current system encourages exclusion of those who need medical care the most, and only government has the power to restructure these incentives.

National Health Plan to Contain $2 Trillion Deductible

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Hopes for a quick fix for the nation's health insurance woes were dampened somewhat today when the medical industry released its proposal for a plan that would include a $2 trillion deductible.

Will The VA Take On Big Insurance?

Peter J. Ognibene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter J. Ognibene

The Department of Veterans Affairs faces a crucial decision: Will it take on the private insurance companies that have long enjoyed a free ride at the VA's -- and taxpayers' -- expense?

Peaceful Revolution: Current School Food Standards Don't Make Sense

Margo G. Wootan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Margo G. Wootan

Over the last two decades, rates of obesity have tripled in children and adolescents, and that increase has been linked to soda intake and the sale of junk food in schools.

A Good Guy at AMA Dies: Dr. Ron Davis, Tobacco Foe

Howard Wolinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Howard Wolinsky

The AMA ought to apologize for the harm it caused the public health for its collaboration with the tobacco industry. It would be a fitting tribute to the legacy of Dr. Ronald Davis.

Like Wall Street, Current Health Care Policy Privatizes Profit And Socializes Risk

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michele Swenson

The excesses of the health insurance industry resemble those of Wall Street and the subprime housing market, typified by privatized profits for insurers and socialized risk for taxpayers and consumers.

Why I'm Not Convinced Big Pharma Is Behind Pot Prohibition (But That's Not to Say They Aren't Looking to Cash in on Medical Marijuana)

Paul Armentano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Armentano

At the same time that federal lawmakers are proclaiming that pot has no medical value, Big Pharma is in a frenzy to bring dozens of new, cannabis-based medicines to market.

Docs to Women: Pay No Attention to Ricki Lake's Home Birth

Ricki Lake, Jennifer Block, and Abby Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ricki Lake, Jennifer Block, and Abby Epstein

The physicians of America have issued their decree -- they don't want you having your babies at home with midwives -- we can't imagine why not. They have no evidence to back up their claims.