Bad AMA judg­ment

Modern Healthcare - - Opinions Letters -

Re: “Reader Poll: Is the AMA right on the in­di­vid­ual man­date?” ModernHealth This po­si­tion, un­for­tu­nately, typ­i­fies the poor judg­ment that AMA lead­er­ship has ex­er­cised in re­cent years. For mys­te­ri­ous rea­sons, they have de­cided to sup­port what most knowl­edge­able ob­servers agree is a heavy­handed, poorly de­signed mon­stros­ity of a health­care re­form law, guar­an­teed to in­crease the size of gov­ern­ment reg­u­la­tory of­fices and di­min­ish the abil­ity of physi­cians to take good, in­di­vid­u­al­ized care of their pa­tients.

It’s no won­der that the AMA’s mem­ber­ship num­bers con­tinue to slide—they re­ally seem to have lost touch with the in­ter­ests and opin­ions of those they’re sup­posed to be rep­re­sent­ing.

Dr. John Jaffe Physi­cian In­te­gra­tion Strate­gies

Ore­field, Pa.

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