63rd AMA Interim Meeting
As the U.S. House debated health system reform legislation on Nov. 7, the AMA House of Delegates opened its Interim Meeting in Houston, where the nation’s physicians will debate several proposed policies on reform. Speaking to more than 450 delegates, AMA President J. James Rohack, MD, spelled out critical elements essential for reform, including health insurance coverage for all Americans, repeal of the Medicare physician payment formula and medical liability reforms. He urged physicians not to be divisive and to work together. “Those who are satisfied with the status quo will stop at nothing to derail reform. They seek to sow division among their opponents, divide them and conquer. It’s a strategy as old as the art of warfare itself.” On Nov. 5, the Association announced its support for House bills on health system reform and Medicare pay reform.
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