The American Medical Association this week began a television ad campaign, lambasting Republican Senators who failed to prevent the July 1 automatic 10.6 percent Medicare physician fee cut.
In the one-minute ad, AMA President Nancy Nielsen says, "A group of Senators decided it was more important to protect the health insurers than seniors."
Just as Robert Laszewski predicted here last week, the doctors are coming out in full lobbying force.
But wait. The Association of Health Insurance Plans is also running ads filled with nice looking seniors saying that to protect seniors Congress must protect the Medicare Advantage program.
Who is a senior taking 10 prescription medications for six chronic diseases with a calendar full of doctor’s appointments to believe?
Here are the ads.