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AMA does 180 on healthcare

Chicago Tribune, September 14, 2009

For 60 years, the American Medical Association has been a lobbying powerhouse that frustrated healthcare initiatives by Democrats and Republicans alike, notes this article from the Chicago Tribune. The AMA has turned back almost every plan to revamp healthcare, but now the AMA is working not to defeat President Barack Obama's proposals but to get them enacted into law. And among the many reasons for the AMA's historic shift is that Obama's plan promises to provide millions of government dollars to help millions of patients pay their doctor bills.