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AMA Affirms Support for Individual Mandate
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After two days of debate, the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates Monday voted by two-thirds (326-165) to renew its support for the individual mandate, the embattled portion of the Affordable Care Act that requires people who can afford health coverage to purchase it.

“This is a contentious issue for this country,” AMA president Cecil Wilson, MD, acknowledged at a news briefing after the vote, which took place at the AMA’s annual meeting in Chicago.