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AMA resolution leaves door open to public option for healthcare

Chicago Tribune, June 18, 2009

In an effort to avoid stonewalling President Barack Obama's healthcare plan, the American Medical Association voted to support new "alternatives" to reforming the healthcare system, including those funded by the federal government. Although the AMA's policymaking body stripped the words "public option" from an earlier resolution, doctors endorsed a plan to cover the uninsured by supporting "health system reform alternatives."