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July 21, 2009

Ahhhhh: Obama Paid Off AMA Directly to Win Endorsement of Socialized Medicine

Last week the AMA endorsed ObamaCare.

Pure horsetrading, as it turns out.

Those increased fees for Medicaid doctors' payments that Obama forgot to budget? Payoff to the AMA.

In the bill, Democrats provide $245 billion to eliminate an annual shortfall in payments to doctors under Medicare. Democrats resolved this annual headache, in large part, to win crucial support for the bill from the American Medical Association. That money currently counts against the overall costs of the bill, but Democrats have introduced legislation that would remove remove this obligation from federal deficit.

As they say: Every professional organization is a conspiracy against non-members.

Thanks to AHFF Geoff.

And, from the department of jaw-dropping irony, Barack Obama accuses opponents of BammyCare of utilizing "scare tactics."

Uh-huh. The guy attempting to bull-rush this through, predicting dire happenings in 20+ years if this isn't passed within the next two weeks, claims his opponents are using "scare tactics."

Thanks to Slublog for that.



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