AMA, MOAA call upon Congress to safeguard health care for America’s military family members and seniors This Veterans Day, with Medicare and TRICARE physician payment cuts of twenty five % looming, the American Medical Association and the Military Officers Association of America are calling on Congress to act immediately to protect healthcare for America’s military families and seniors. 5 % slice on January 1. The time clock is ticking, stated AMA President Cecil B treatments . Wilson, M.D. Without swift action to avoid the cut, in three weeks America’s military households will face reduced usage of health care.
Copyright 2009 Advisory Board Firm and Kaiser Family Basis. All rights reserved.. AMA offers qualified support to health bill, Texas docs disagree Austin American-Statesman: The Texas Medical Association split with the American Medical Association to announce its opposition to the health care expenses that passed Sunday, saying: ‘We are disappointed and saddened that Congress and President Obama would move a half-baked Senate proposal and contact it ‘Health Program Reform.’ The expenses is simply bad medicine for patients and the state of Texas.’ The AMA offered qualified support for the expenses, saying that ‘while the bill isn’t ideal, it shall cover 32 million more Americans, improve insurance competition and choice, eliminate caps on life time coverage and pre-existing conditions, in addition to promoting prevention and wellness programs.’ The Statesman carries a sampling of additional reactions to the bill from other health organizations .