Doctors: The A.M.A. & Medicare

It was an ironic accident of timing. The American Medical Association's 115th annual convention in Chicago last week wound up just in time for the doctors to go home to deal with the consequences of Medicare, the social security-administered medical insurance that so many of them had fought against so vehemently and so long.

Awareness that Medicare would become official on July 1 made its potential problems Topic A all through the convention. As he took over the office that he will hold for the next twelve months, the new president, Dr....

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