Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Update: AMA keeps support of House bill

The AMA voted yesterday “reaffirming the AMA’s commitment to health system reform,” meaning they decided to retain their support for the House bills.

“H.R. 3962 is not the perfect bill, and we will continue to advocate for changes that help make the system better for patients and physicians as the legislative process continues,” AMA President J. James Rohack, MD, said in a statement.

This vote comes after a group of disgruntled physicians challenged AMA’s endorsement of the House bill, which lacked several key provisions for physicians.The AMA also reiterated several items the organization plans to keep lobbying for, such as Medicare physician payment reform.

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