Article by AAPS President-Elect Lee Hieb, MD featured in Human Events

AMA Doesn’t Speak for Most Doctors
by  Dr. Lee Hieb

The American Medical Association officially endorsed the Democrats’ health reform bill.  An eager Barack Obama, of course, used this endorsement to claim that “doctors” support his healthcare takeover.  This misleading statement plays on the common misperception that the AMA represents some huge block of American  physicians.  Not true.  In fact, excepting membership given to students and residents in training, the AMA represents only 17-19% of physicians actually in practice.