AMA may pull health care endorsement – so much for the white coats

Photos and video of President Obama speaking to white-coat health care professionals on the White House grounds implied physicians are in favor of the health care plan put forward by Democrats and the administration. But some members of the American Medical Association are fighting to pull the organizations endorsement this week.

From the Washington Times on Saturday, before the House vote.

The American Medical Association House of Delegates drew up a resolution last night which would withdraw their support of the House health care bill. Members are likely to vote on whether or not to withdraw their support of the bill earlier in the week. This action is a result of members within the organization who revolted, when the AMA initially gave the the healthcare legislation its endorsement. President Obama touted the endorsement of the AMA and AARP on Thursday at the White House.

Note members were drawing up the resolution on Friday night, and two sub-groups – American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons – have already clearly stated they do not endorse current legislation.

Read more over at Politico.

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  1. Dimsdale on November 8, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Now we just need the retired folks to do the same thing to the AARP.

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