AMA Affirms Support for Individual Mandate
Wilson said the delegates' vote emphasized, in effect, that "We cannot walk away from the fact that some 32 million more Americans would be able to have insurance who do not have it now, and that as a result of not having insurance, would live sicker and die sooner. "
The AMA House of Delegates includes physicians representing state and medical specialty societies.
In a news release, the AMA said the delegates also reaffirmed support for health insurance tax credits and health insurance market regulation, health savings accounts, and direct subsidies for the coverage of high-risk patients.
The individual mandate has been repeatedly challenged in federal court.
Cheryl Clark is senior quality editor and California correspondent for HealthLeaders Media. She is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists.
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