The health care reform law has divided Americans as to whether it will reform a broken medical system or make it worse.
It also divides physicians.
Dr. Hal Scherz, an Atlanta physician, writes in a new GHN Commentary piece that most physicians have lost faith in the American Medical Association over its support of the 2010 reform law.
“The AMA’s official position was that it endorsed the law in exchange for promises of medical liability reform and a commitment by the White House to work out some of the planned reductions to Medicare surrounding physician reimbursement,’’ Scherz says.
“Unfortunately, neither of these issues has been addressed, leaving one to conclude that AMA leadership is either poor at negotiating or is incompetent.”
Scherz is co-founder of Docs4PatientCare, a national organization dedicated to the preservation of the doctor-patient relationship and working to find sensible solutions to the complex issues having to do with health care.
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