AMA may withdraw support for health insurance mandate

One might say they made their bed, now let them lie in it because they were bought off by Democrats who promised not to cut their Medicare reimbursements if they came out in favor of Obamacare. But apparently, a lot of the docs are having second thoughts: A divided American Medical Association will consider withdrawing its support of a key tenet of the health overhaul law that requires Americans to purchase an insurance plan. The Chicago-based national doctors group, which represents nearly a quarter-million physicians, is being asked by several medical societies within the organization to change its stance in favor of the "individual mandate." A formal vote comes up at the AMA's annual policymaking House of Delegates meeting Saturday through Wednesday at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The AMA's support of the health care legislation, which was passed by Congress and then signed into law in March 2010 by President Barack Obama, was seen as critical at the time the controversial...(Read Full Post)