An analysis of the American Medical Association's recommendations for change in the medical care sector of the United States

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Abstract

In several recent publications, the American Medical Association has provided explanations of the current crisis in the medical sector of the United States. This article presents empirical information that questions the basic assumptions behind the AMA's explanations of the U.S. realities and the AMA's recommendations on how to solve the current crisis. The author also critically reviews some of the major proposals - such as employer mandated coverage - that are being put forward by several forces in the United States, including the AMA, for resolving the twin problems of high costs and limited health benefits coverage for the U.S. population. The political context in which the AMA's calls for reforms are being made is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)685-696
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Health Services
Volume21
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1991

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
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