Monday, December 21, 2009

AMA Endorses Senate Health Care Bill

From TPM here.

The American Medical Association today endorsed the Senate health care reform bill.

The organization's president-elect, Cecil Wilson, spoke at a press conference with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other Senate Democrats.

"After close and careful review, the AMA is pleased to announce its support for passage of the amended health system reform bill," Wilson said.

He said the AMA supports several "key benefits" in the bill, including "improvements in choice and access" and the elimination of denials for pre-existing conditions.

"America has the best health care in the world, if you can get it. But for far too many people, access to care is out of reach because they lack insurance," he said. "And this is just not acceptable to physicians." . . .

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