2009-11-15 21:37:17 UTC
Why was the AMA opposed to this? What were their arguments against government funding for health care? On what grounds?
Where can I find a description / explanation of their arguments online?
(Yeah, I know this debate was a long time ago...)
(I'm not asking this question as a lobbyist or proponent for any group in the current 2009 health care reform debate. I don't have a vested interest or any stake in the current debate. It's just an honest historical/curiosity question, partially trying to use that previous debate to shed light on the different philosophical / political ideas involved in this question. Please try to answer by talking about the debate that was happening at that time, in 1964-65, if that's possible.)