In pitch to AMA, Obama paints mixed picture

Washington Post, June 16, 2009

President Obama wooed the American Medical Association with talk of curbing malpractice lawsuits and canceling a proposed 21% cut in Medicare payments as he ramped up a newly aggressive effort to line up industry support for an overhaul of the nation's health system. But he refused to endorse the group's top goal of caps on damage awards and steadfastly defended creation of a government-sponsored health insurance program, which many physicians oppose.


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