Just on the heels of the AMA's decision to endorse the House Democrats' health package comes this new analysis from the Lewin Group showing that doctors stand to lose $18,900 per physician in the third year of the proposed law. The losses come mainly as a result of reduced revenues stemming from the bill's Medicare cuts, and increased expenses stemming from serving the newly insured. This analysis does not, of course, count the increased taxes doctors would disproportionately have to pay based on their higher-than-average incomes. I would assume that a lot of AMA members would have wanted this information before their association made the decision to endorse the bill.
by Tevi Troy •
Cross-posted from National Review Online: The Corner