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A brief #tweetorial for those curious as to why I spend countless hours on a non-specialty medical organization. The basic premise of the @AmerMedicalAssn House of Delegates is actually simple. #healthpolicy #publichealth #MembersMoveMedicine 1/
It’s a representative democratic body consisting of members of societies from the US states and subspecialties of medicine, convening twice a year as the @AmerMedicalAssn House of Delegates (HoD). The majority of each meeting is spent deliberating policy proposals. #AMAmtg 2/
Any member or organization can bring resolutions with various policy goals to the HoD to be debated and voted on. These go through a multistep vetting process where everyone has the opportunity to speak on and amend these policies under the rules of parliamentary procedure. 3/
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My take on what the votes by the AMA House of Delegates on coverage mean. First, there is a lot more support for publicly financed coverage then ever before. Nearly half of the delegates, 47%, voted to delete @AmerMedicalAssn’s long-standing opposition to single payer. #AMAmtg
Because a narrow majority, 53% of delegates, voted again the Medical Students resolution to eliminate opposition to single payer, the @AmerMedicalAssn will continue to oppose it. For noW But the delegates are clearly divided, nearly down the middle, on it. #AMAmtg
.@ACPinternists’ resolution to change @AmerMedicalAssn policy to support offering everyone a public option received very strong support in testimony before the Reference Cmte and on the floor. The Ref Cmte recommended study of public options rather than adopting it. #AMAmtg
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