Major doctors group votes to oppose single-payer health care

The nation’s largest doctors group on Tuesday voted against a measure that would have dropped its decades-long opposition to single-payer health care proposals.

The American Medical Association’s (AMA) House of Delegates voted 53 percent to 47 percent against the measure but adopted a slate of proposals to shore up the Affordable Care Act.

Why it matters: The AMA is part of a coalition of insurers, drug companies and hospital groups aggressively lobbying against “Medicare for All” proposals in Congress.

But the narrow vote shows its members aren’t all on the same page.

The effort to drop the decades-old opposition was largely led by medical students, according to Modern Healthcare.

More on the vote here.

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