SO, finally the AMA has broken their silence, and released a press release regarding the possibility of a government backed plan to compete with private health insurance.
I don't think anyone will be surprised by their opinion.
Too bad their relevance is vanishing. Once a proud, vibrant, and powerful organization, they have lost a lot in the way of membership, and their revenues continue to decline.
They did it to themselves, and really have no one else to blame. They have fought against ANY, and ALL change within the healthcare system. First, they labeled physicians practicing in group practices as "communists", then they claimed that a DO's education was inferior, and would not recognize them as physicians, they have also picked battles with virtually every other group in the medical arena.
These acts have diminshed their power, much as the boy who cries "wolf", the AMA is not as respected as it once was. Physicians now overwhelming join their specialty groups. They are becoming what the republican party has. A shadow of their former selves, finding themselves on the outside, trying to find any sense of relevance.