The American Medical Association (AMA) is a non-profit business that garners perhaps 80% of its annual revenue from business activities, including the sale of coding Medicare books and the receipt of advertisements from pharmaceutical companies.
It purports to speak on behalf of physicians when in fact only a small fraction of physicians are dues-paying members. Its politics are increasingly liberal, and President George W. Bush ended a tradition of speeches to the group by United States Presidents.
The AMA was once a critic of partial-birth abortion but now sides with pro-abortion forces. It is a strong supporter of the liberal "hot button" of gun control, even endorsing a full "assault" rifle ban. While the AMA narrowly voted to oppose advocating outright for single-payer healthcare, it continued supporting policies that would lead to single-payer, including expanding ObamaCare.
- Weixel, Nathaniel (June 12, 2018). AMA endorses assault weapons ban. The Hill. Retrieved June 12, 2018.
- Adelmann, Bob (June 18, 2018). American Medical Association Proposes More Anti-Gun “Solutions” at Its Annual Meeting. The New American. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
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- Lowe, Tiana (June 11, 2019). AMA says 'No' to 'Medicare for All' while endorsing policies that would make it inevitable. Washington Examiner. Retrieved June 12, 2019.
- Moran, Sean (June 11, 2019). American Medical Association Rebukes Medicare for All. Breitbart News. Retrieved June 12, 2019.
- Berry, Susan (June 26, 2017). American Medical Association Continues Obamacare Meme That Insurance Coverage Is Equivalent to Health Care Access. Breitbart News. Retrieved June 12, 2019.