American Medical Association Narrowly Votes to Oppose Single-Payer Healthcare

Posted on June 11, 2019 2:10 pm

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The American Medical Association has voted against an amendment that would have dropped their long opposition to single-payer healthcare.

Representatives from the nation’s largest doctors organization voted 53-47% against stopping their criticism of Medicare for all, according to a report from The Hill.

“The AMA is part of a coalition of insurers, drug companies and hospital groups aggressively lobbying against Medicare for all proposals in Congress,” the Hill report says. “But Tuesday’s vote shows that AMA’s members are not united on the group’s opposition to single-payer.”

Protesters who support single-payer healthcare had gathered outside the Blue Cross/Blue Shield headquarters