American Medical Association Endorses The Individual Mandate

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"American Medical Association Endorses The Individual Mandate"

MedPage Today just sent out this alert: “The American Medical Association’s House of Delegates voted this afternoon to endorse the concept of an individual mandate that requires most U.S. residents to buy health insurance, reaffirming the organization’s longstanding position on the controversial issue.”


The Chicago Tribune adds: “The results of the vote were 326 in favor and 165 opposed. Without an individual mandate, supporters said people will wait to buy health insurance until they are sick, and that would lead to a spike in premiums for all.”

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