The AMA has fucked us again. The AMA has to be the most worthless lobbying organization in America. Every bad idea in healthcare for the last thirty years has come with the whole-hearted endorsement of the AMA. My dad quit them 15 years ago after they completely sold doctors out to get a few pats on the head from politicians.
Look at the lineup supporting healthcare reform: the AMA, Walmart, politicians, some insurance companies. Does this alliance not seem unholy to you? If they were endorsing some Bush policy, would you not run in terror?
Update: Michael Cannon has more on the back-door dealings that are getting industry to embrace Obama’s healthcare plan. Read and weep. Again — remember when government and industry going into cahoots was a bad thing?