Michael Maves, executive vice-president and CEO of the American Medical Association (AMA) since 2001, is deserting a sinking ship. The chief lobbying organization for about 35 percent of America’s doctors endorsed and supported ObamaCare.
“While the pending legislation [ObamaCare] isn’t perfect, we have to acknowledge that the previous government intervention in health care to establish Medicare and Medicaid led to an explosion of spending for doctors’ services. The prospect that something similar will happen with this bill has got to benefit the members of our Association.”—James Rohack, AMA president
Maves has been credited with restoring financial stability to the AMA, carrying out initiatives aimed at improving the quality of care, and fighting for fair Medicare reimbursement for physicians.
Doctors are smart, but intelligence should never presuppose wisdom. The AMA and AARP, like the NEA and NRA are political organizations controlled by Democrat operatives. What they purport to uphold and what they actually do uphold are often diametrically opposite and contradictory.
Americans can thank the AMA and AARP for the “benefits” of ObamaCare. One residual benefit Americans are now beginning to reap is that of insurance premiums going up by as much as 47 percent as evidenced in Connecticut.
When leftist Democrats are elected to rule, serfs reap their beneficence. Now that the benefits are beginning to be bestowed, stop complaining and enjoy them. America’s healing has begun.
For more on the story, see American Medical Assn. CEO Maves to leave post by Gregg Blesch.