Last week the AMA endorsed ObamaCare.
Pure horsetrading, as it turns out.
Those increased fees for Medicaid doctors’ payments that Obama forgot to budget? Payoff to the AMA.
In the bill, Democrats provide $245 billion to eliminate an annual shortfall in payments to doctors under Medicare. Democrats resolved this annual headache, in large part, to win crucial support for the bill from the American Medical Association. That money currently counts against the overall costs of the bill, but Democrats have introduced legislation that would remove remove this obligation from federal deficit.As they say: Every professional organization is a conspiracy against non-members.
Thanks to AHFF Geoff.
Someone should ask Obama about this at tomorrow night’s presser, but I’m not holding my breath.