American Medical Association leaves coalition fighting ‘Medicare for All’

By Peter Sullivan for The Hill The American Medical Association (AMA), the nation’s main group for doctors, announced Thursday that it is leaving a coalition fighting “Medicare for All,” a blow to the industry’s efforts to push back on the progressive proposal.  The AMA said it is leaving the industry group called the Partnership for […]

Letters: AMA’s opposition to single-payer healthcare is uninformed

By Various for Modern Healthcare I’m an American Medical Association member. My leadership’s opposition to single-payer healthcare is uninformed and possibly deceptive. At last week’s meeting, Dr. Daniel Johnson, former AMA president, asked “What is best for patients?” The AMA should not confuse this question with “What is best for physicians?” The questions differ. The […]

Protesters Rally, Disrupt Opening Session at AMA Meeting

Activists urge the association to support Medicare for All by Joyce Frieden, Washington Editor and Shannon Firth, Washington Correspondent, MedPage Today CHICAGO — To chants of “AMA, get out of the way!,” a coalition of several hundred doctors, nurses, medical students, community organizers, and patients rallied outside the American Medical Association‘s (AMA) House of Delegates […]

Doctors To Test AMA’s Opposition To Medicare For All

By Bruce Japsen for Forbes Some physicians from within the American Medical Association want the national doctors group to consider dropping its opposition to a single payer version of “Medicare for All.” The AMA’s stance on “Medicare for All” and other proposals to expand insurance coverage will be debated next month at the doctor group’s […]

Once Its Greatest Foes, Some Doctors Are Now Embracing Single-Payer

By Shefali Luthra for Kaiser Health News When the American Medical Association — one of the nation’s most powerful health care groups — met in Chicago this June, its medical student caucus seized an opportunity for change. Though they had tried for years to advance a resolution calling on the organization to drop its decades-long […]

Is this the year the AMA finally joins the single-payer movement?

By Jonathan Michels, Robertha Barnes, and Sydney Russell Leed for STAT News Fifty years ago this month, at the 1968 meeting of the American Medical Association, a fourth-year medical student named Peter Schnall seized the microphone and scolded several hundred of the most prestigious, highly educated white men in America. “Organized medicine has never felt […]