For nearly three hours this afternoon, the AMA House of Delegates worked diligently on about 200 words. What should American medicine say about health system reform, especially after President Obama's historic visit to the house the day before? Should they condemn the "public plan," or just say what the AMA wants?
The Texas delegation to the AMA was actively involved in this debate, urging at every turn that the message stay positive -- what AMA wants, not what it opposes. TMA delegates spoke passionately at the microphone and huddled with colleagues from other states.
Just when it looked like Texas and her allies had prevailed, time was called. The house was unable to finish its business today and must pick up where it left off on 9 am Wednesday morning.
Below is a photo collage of the day's discussions ... from a Texas perspective, of course.