The American Medical Association is open to discussing all healthcare reform ideas and its House of Delegates even passed a policy today saying so, but only after the term public option was removed from the measure.
Americas doctors want to get to the goal of having all Americans get affordable health insurance, said Nancy Nielsen, now the AMAs immediate past president after the inauguration of the new president, James Rohack, on Tuesday. I think its an important message that the House just sent. They could have sent a closed-door message.
In his address to delegates Monday, President Obama told them the public option is not your enemy, it is your friend, I believe. The final wording delegates agreed on today removed the words public option andon the suggestion of former AMA president Daniel Johnsonreplaced them with health system reform.