It looks like the American Medical Association’s Board of Trustees decision to endorse the House Health Care Reform bill is about to backfire. A significant chunk of the group is upset that the Trustee’s made the endorsement without the formal approval of the organization’s House of Delegates and is pushing a resolution that, if approved, will withdraw the groups endorsement of the bill:
The American Medical Association’s much-touted endorsement of the House health care reform bill has triggered a revolt among some members who want the endorsement withdrawn.
Some members are outraged that the group’s trustees made the endorsement without the formal approval of the organization’s House of Delegates.
On Monday, delegates will vote on a resolution offered by some members that, if approved, will withdraw the AMA’s endorsement of the bill.
The resolution introduced by the delegations from Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida , Georgia , Kansas , Louisiana , New Jersey , South Carolina , West Virginia , American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Society of General Surgeons, and the Triological Society reads:
Resolved, that the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association rescinds the action taken by the AMA Board of Trustees supporting HR 3962 the Affordable Health Care for America Act.
On a related note CNN released a new poll on health care reform yesterday that should have Blue Dog Democrats shaking in their boots:
Nearly six in ten Americans want Congress to continue working on health care reform bills that have been passed through various committees, according to a new national poll.
Fifty-nine percent of people questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey say lawmakers should continue working on the legislation, a rise of 6 points since August. But only a quarter say those bills should be passed pretty much as is, with a third suggesting that Congress should make major changes. The poll also indicates that one in four say lawmakers should start from scratch and 15 percent want Congress to stop all work on health care reform.
Lets not pull punches here, any Democrat that votes for this turkey had better be from a bullet proof, solid blue, liberal district or they’re very likely out of a job come the 2010 mid-terms.