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American Medical Association

Bloomberg: Public Option Is Best Way To Fix Health Care

The New York Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The principles that President Obama has outlined for national health care reform are driven by a goal that I share: universal access to affordable hea...

AMA Reverses Position, Says Open To Government-Funded Insurance

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(CNN) -- The new president of the American Medical Association, which represents the interests of the nation's doctors, said Wednesday the group is op...

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.

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.

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 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.

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 Refuses To Support Public Health Care Option

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CHICAGO — The American Medical Association has declined to take a firm position on President Barack Obama's proposal to create a public health i...

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 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.

Obama AMA Speech: President Urges Doctors To Back Reform

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON and JENNIFER LOVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CHICAGO — President Barack Obama bluntly told doctors Monday he is against their highest legislative priority _ limiting malpractice awards _ an...

Obama Booed By Some Doctors At AMA Speech

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama isn't used to hearing boos. For all the young president's popularity, the response he got Monday from doctors at an A...


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.

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.

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, ...

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?