The American Medical Association placed itself in the middle of the healthcare reform debate in 2009 and in the cross hairs of opponents to Democratic Party-led reform efforts. The year started with troubling but somewhat mundane financial news that ultimately led to eliminating 100 open and existing positions among its staff of 1,200. Membership was down 2%, to 236,000 from 241,000; revenue was down 2.6%; and expenses were up 7.9%.
AMA jumps into reform battle; recession hits doc compensation
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