The AMA Is More a Monopoly in Crisis Than a Professional Association — John R. Graham

The government’s media collaborators went hog-wild when the American Medical Association and AARP endorsed the House’s health-reform bill(s). The media continue to insist that these organizations lobby for doctors and seniors, which is not the case. Grace-Marie Turner notes that AARP earns a significant fraction of its revenues by endorsing private-health insurance policies that supplement Medicare. Called Medigap policies, they will likely benefit if the government rolls back another line of business, called Medicare Advantage.

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