There were undoubtedly a lot of happy faces in Washington this weekend, when the U.S. House of Representatives passed major health-reform legislation. But it turns out some past supporters of the bill are less than pleased: as reported by the Wall Street Journal's Health Blog, the American Medical Association is debating whether to rescind the support it gave to the bill last week. As explained in the blog:
Some physicians are fuming that the AMA backed the House bill despite the fact that the proposed legislation lacks elements like medical malpractice reform and a solution to deep Medicare cuts to physician reimbursements expected next year. In addition, many doctors oppose the House measure’s option for a government-sponsored health insurance plan.
Health Blog reports that the AMA's voting body will decide whether to take back its support today or tomorrow.