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    Obamacare: AMA’s Curious Support

    In an interview with Bloomberg’s Bureau of National Affairs, Dr. Ardis Dee Hoven, incoming president of the American Medical Association (AMA), said the AMA will push for full implementation of Obamacare, including its Medicaid expansion: She said AMA continues to work on implementation issues with the states, and she called … More

    Six Reasons States Should Be Skeptical of Medicaid Expansion Cost Estimates

    As states weigh their options regarding the Obamacare expansion of Medicaid, many have sought out cost estimates to assist them. However, in a new paper, Heritage experts Ed Haislmaier and Drew Gonshorowski caution state lawmakers that state cost estimates rest on key assumptions, some of which may be questionable. There … More

    The Second Coming of Cap and Trade?

    The Obama Administration, at this sensitive time, is playing down its expansive regulatory agenda, but some insiders are predicting a new onslaught of costly rules—including the imposition of cap-and-trade schemes on industry. Although Congress rejected cap-and-trade legislation in 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) remains intent on effectively rationing the … More

    Majority of Physicians Don’t See Eye to Eye with the AMA on Obamacare

    Obamacare changes the health care system in several ways that harm physicians. It also fails to address the pivotal issues facing physicians today—for example, low government reimbursement rates that fail to cover the cost of care, or the need for state-by-state medical malpractice reform. It should have come as a … More

    Top 10 Reads: August 2, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. A Dangerous Debt Ceiling Deal – Kim R. Holmes, Ph.D. Who To Blame for Defense Cuts? – John Guardiano Obama and McConnell: Debt Ceiling Gives GOP’s Great Dismantler His Moment – … More

    Doctors, Medical Students Abandon AMA in Search of Alternatives

    The American Medical Association lost 5 percent of its membership last year as the physician group faced fallout from its endorsement of Obamacare and refusal to retreat from the law’s most controversial provisions. As physicians and medical school students back away from the well-known organization, they’re turning to upstarts like … More

    Guest Blogger: Rep. Michael Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) on Obamacare's Impact on Doctors

    As the health care reform debate began over a year ago, the American Medical Association, the top doctors group in the country, released a list of its top priorities for health reform. The AMA is a powerful association, and many have credited it with helping to kill HillaryCare, so the … More

    Obama’s Physician Press Conference Could Have Used a Shot in the Arm

    In what was billed as doctors trekking across the country to enthusiastically support President Barrack Obama’s health care agenda, his press conference at the White House on Monday was in need of serious resuscitation. From a lackluster response among the 150 doctors (outfitted in their “spiffy-looking” white coats lest we … More

    AMA Endorses Nothing

    Earlier today, the American Medical Association (AMA) released a letter that Politico describes as an endorsement of “Obama-style health reform.” Adding that the White House is sure to use this letter to “undermine the GOP response.” Based on that description, the AMA must have really come out strong in favor … More