Skip to comments.Doctors' lobby urges Congress to prevent steep Medicare cut
Posted on 11/09/2010 7:58:16 AM PST by Nachum
Blaming congressional inaction, the nation's largest doctors' lobby is urging lawmakers this month to block a steep cut scheduled to hit Medicare doctors at the start of December.
The American Medical Association (AMA) is warning that a failure to prevent the cut would be "a catastrophe for seniors" because many doctors would stop seeing Medicare patients altogether. Physicians are facing a 23 percent cut on Dec. 1, and an additional 1.9 percent cut is scheduled for Jan. 1.
"This is not about doctors," AMA President Cecil Wilson told reporters on a press call Monday. "It's about access to care for senior citizens."
Wilson minced no words about where the blame for the cuts should rest. "It's not AMA that's not fixing the problem. This is a congressional problem."
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What exactly is the AMA whining about? They fully support 0bamacare, even when they knew it would cut money from Medicare.
The AMA leadership royally screwed its membership and the elderly when it supported the democrat party healthcare plan.
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“What exactly is the AMA whining about? They fully support 0bamacare, even when they knew it would cut money from Medicare.”
Exactly. The AMA is now going to deal with collateral damage.
The same AMA which was front and center and whoring themselves to Obama just to pass Obamacare?
“It’s about access to care for senior citizens.”
Well, since the AMA played d’bitch for Obama during the healthcare debate, I can only hope member doctors marginalize themselves while cutting off the seniors. Maybe those seniors will begin to (rightly)question the sacred institution of AMA. Dittos re: AARP
Next target-—— Trial lawyers!
AMA had the thrill up their legs when Obamacare promised them 40 million new patients with newly acquired insurance courtesy of tax payers who actually earn a living.
Now comes the real pain when Medicare patients stop going to doctors because Medicare Advantage is losing $500 Billion.
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