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Over 70% of Doctors Reject AMA and Obamacare

"ATLANTA – Almost 18 months after President Obama signed healthcare reform into law, America’s physicians have not forgiven the American Medical Association for supporting the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to a new survey released today by Jackson & Coker, a division of Jackson Healthcare.

According to the nationwide survey conducted Aug. 1-29, only 13 percent of physicians agree with the AMA’s stance on health reform. It supported the bill and now supports the new law. It has not called for any legal challenges or repeal measures, despite $500 million in planned cuts to Medicare and no measures to protect physicians from frivolous lawsuits.

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An average of over 70% disagreed with the following statements.

“The AMA’s Stance and Actions Represent My Views”
“I agree with the AMA’s Position on Health Reform”
“The AMA is a successful advocate for physicians’ issues”
“The AMA is effective in lobbying for tort reform”
“The AMA is effective in supporting physician practice autonomy”
“The AMA is effective in insulating physicians from intrusive government regulations”

Don't confuse doctors with the AMA. The AMA doesn't speak for doctors any more than the federal government speaks for YOU.