Category Archives: AMA BS

OBAMACARE’S USEFUL IDIOTS

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss some of the erstwhile supporters of Obamacare who have now seen the error of their ways. Remember that March day in 2010 when the President, surrounded by devout supporters, solemnly signed Obamacare into law? It was, as Joe Biden brayed, “a big f——-g deal.” Obama and his army of [...]

AMA ECHOES ROMNEY-RYAN ON MEDICARE

The American Medical Association betrayed its members and their patients by pursuing a Quisling strategy during the ObamaCare debate. Last weekend, however, the AMA’s key policy committee endorsed a Medicare reform strategy that looks a lot like the Romney-Ryan plan: Much like the old Ryan plan, the AMA proposal would let the government provide a [...]

VIDEO: WARMISM DEBUNKED … HARD

As I pointed out a few months ago,  the Church of Warmism is gaining converts even in once respected organizations like the AMA, which has declared global climate change a major threat to public health. These true believers are not big on objective data, of course, so they will not be moved by the following video. [...]

AMA STILL SUPPORTS OBAMACARE AS ITS MEMBERSHIP SHRINKS

As has been discussed here often, the AMA pursued a collaboration strategy on ObamaCare in exchange for an empty promise from the Democrats to fix the broken Medicare payment system. The AMA leadership was played for chumps. The Dems, as I and many others predicted, failed to keep their side of the bargain. Nonetheless, the quislings who run [...]

THE AMA JOINS THE WARMISM SCAM

I guess the American Medical Association is determined to drive its membership down to some point even lower than the 17% of practicing physicians remaining in the group. Its latest self-destructive tactic is to join the global warming hysterics: In a Thursday conference call with reporters, the heads of the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Public Health [...]

SURVEY: MOST DOCTORS SAY OBAMACARE WILL RAISE COSTS AND REDUCE QUALITY

The firm contacted a lot of docs for this survey, and most are not very sanguine about the future of our medical delivery system in the brave new world of ObamaCare. The 2011 National Physicians Survey, conducted by Thomson Reuters/HCPlexus and polling almost 3,000 American doctors, shows that while Obamacare would raise spending, premiums, overall U.S. [...]

STATE PHYSICIAN GROUP MAY BOLT FROM AMA DUE TO ITS SUPPORT FOR OBAMACARE

It would appear that the AMA’s tawdry collaboration strategy on Obamacare has created a schism between state and national chapters of the organization. The Florida Medical Association, for example, is up in arms: The House of Delegates of the Florida Medical Association is scheduled to consider a resolution severing ties with the American Medical Association because of its support [...]

THE AMA GETS NO RESPECT IN THE MORNING

My new column at the American Spectator discusses the humiliating failure of the AMA’s roundheel strategy. J. James Rohack, who recently stepped down from his post as the organization’s President, climbed into bed with the Dems and didn’t even get paid for his “services”: The country’s largest physician association has completely compromised its integrity and received [...]

DOCTORS GO ON STRIKE IN GERMANY

If you ever wonder where Washington’s constant monkeying with Medicare physician payment rates is heading, this news item from Europe will provide a glimpse of things to come: Some 15,000 doctors across Germany are staging a walkout to press for higher pay and better working conditions, a union said on Monday. And patients who need care? They are expected [...]

PELOSI CAVES ON THE “DOC FIX”

Last week, Nancy Pelosi swore she would hold the doc fix hostage to what she hilariously calls ”jobs legislation,” making the usual charges of GOP obstructionism. But it looks like she’s going to cave:  A spokesman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said a stand-alone bill that patches the payment problem for six months is expected to come to [...]