AMA accused of self-interest over Medicare

An anaesthetist and a public health academic have published separate articles accusing the AMA of using “scare tactics” to protect its members’ income and interests.

Writing in The Conversation, adjunct Associate Professor Lesley Russell from the University of Sydney’s school of public health says the association has a history of opposing Medicare reforms, and that upcoming negotiations would result in it “crowding out others and zealously safeguarding turf, fee-for-service