AMA Doubles Down On Obamacare Repeal Criticism After House Vote

FILE - In this June 3, 2010 file photo, Dr. Steven Birnbaum works with a patient in a CT scanner at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua, N.H. New lung cancer screening guidelines from three medical groups... FILE - In this June 3, 2010 file photo, Dr. Steven Birnbaum works with a patient in a CT scanner at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua, N.H. New lung cancer screening guidelines from three medical groups recommend annual scans but only for an older group of current or former heavy smokers. The advice applies only to those aged 55 to 74. The risks of screening younger or older smokers or nonsmokers outweigh any benefits, according to the guidelines published online Sunday, May 20, 2012, in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File) MORE LESS
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The American Medical Association on Thursday maintained its criticism of Republicans’ effort to repeal Obamacare after House Republicans passed a bill to do so.

The AMA, the country’s largest advocacy group for doctors, was a vocal opponent of Republicans first, failed effort to repeal Obamacare, and they announced their opposition to the amended effort before the House voted on it Thursday.

In a statement after Thursday’s vote, posted online by MSNBC’s Kyle Griffin, the organization emphasized that the bill would result in millions of people losing access to “quality, affordable health insurance” and would allow insurers to hike prices on individuals with pre-existing conditions under some circumstances.

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