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Congressional Letter to the American Medical Association

Congressional Letter to the American Medical Association

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House Committee Pressures Health Care Advocacy Groups on White House Meetings
House Committee Pressures Health Care Advocacy Groups on White House Meetings

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FREDUPTON,MICHIGANCHAIRMANHENRYA.WAXMAN,CALIFORNIARANKINGMEMBER
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April18,2011Dr.Cecil
B.
Wilson,MDPresidentAmericanMedicalAssociation515N.StateStreetChicago,IL60654DearDr.Wilson:WearewritingtorequestyourassistanceandcooperationonamatterofgreatimportancetoourCommittee.OnMarch23,2010,PresidentObamasignedthePatientProtectionandAffordableCareAct(PPACA)intolaw.ThenegotiationsleadinguptothepassageofthePPACAlastedformorethanayearandinvolvednumerousmeetingsbetweenrepresentativesoftheAdministrationandvariousinterestgroups,includingtheAmericanMedicalAssociation(AMA).
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GiventhesecrecywithwhichtheAdministrationconducteditshealthcarereformnegotiations,thereisasubstantialpublicinterestinlearningmoreaboutthem.OnFebruary18,2011,wewrotetoMs.Nancy-AnnDeParle,theformerheadoftheWhiteHouseOfficeofHealthReform(WHOHR),requestinginformationrelatedtothosenegotiations.Inresponse,onMarch4,2011,Mr.RobertBauer,CounseltothePresident,sentusacollectionofpressreleasesandvisitorlogs"inanefforttoaddress[our]request."Thisinformationwasnotresponsivetoourrequest.AlthoughwewillmostcertainlypursuemoreinformationfromtheWhiteHouse,wearewritingtoyoubecauseamongthematerialsprovidedbyMr.BauerwasasubmissionbytheAMAtotheWhiteHouseregardinghealthcarereform.TheAMA'sinvolvementinthe
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MichaelScherer,
ObamaStandsAside,Slightly,atHeatlhSummit,
TIME,Mar.6,2009;
CeciConnollyandMichael
D.
Shear,
DiscordonHealthCareDullsLusterofNewPacts,
WASHINGTONPOST,
July9,2009;CarrieBudoffBrown
&
ChrisFrates,
PresidentoftheAmericanHospitalAssociationSaystheWhiteHouseMisstatedDeal,
POLITICO,
May15,2010.
 
LettertoCecil
B.
Wilson,MDPage2negotiationsregardingthehealthcarereformle~islationiswellknown?AttachedisapartiallistofmeetingsAMAheldwithWhiteHousestaff.BecauseAMAworkeddirectlywithWHOHR,werequestthatyouprovideinformationregardingtheAMA'smeetingsanddiscussionswiththeWHOHRandanyotherAdministrationofficialsrelatingtohealthcarereform.TherelevanttimeperiodforallofthefollowingrequestsisMarch2,2009,tothepresent.Pleaseprovidethefollowingdocumentsandinformationwithintwoweeksofthedateofthisletter:1.AlistofeachemployeeorrepresentativeoftheAMAwhodiscussedreformsorchangestothehealthcaresystemwithanyemployee,detaileeoranyotherrepresentativeoftheWHOHR,theWhiteHouse,ortheDepartmentofHealthandHumanServices(HHS).Providealistofyourofficersanddirectorsfor2009and2010.Pleaseinclude·alistoftheindividualsfromtheAdministrationwithwhomAMArepresentativesdiscussedsuchreformsorchanges.2.Alistofeachmeeting,briefing,ortelephonecall(includingconferencecallsorvideoconferences)regardingreformsorchangestothehealthcaresystem,betweenanyemployeeorrepresentativeoftheAMAandanyemployee,detaileeoranyotherrepresentativeoftheWHOHR,theWhiteHouse,orHHS.Pleaseprovidethefollowinginformationaboutanysuchmeetings,briefings,ortelephonecalls:thedate,theduration,thenamesoftheindividualspresentandtheirorganization,office,oremployer,andthesubjectmattersdiscussed.3.Allnotes,minutes,transcripts,documents,summariesoranyotherwrittenorrecordedmaterialspreparedfor,generatedorutilizedduring,orresultingfromeachmeeting,briefing,ortelephonecalldescribedinresponsetorequestnumber2.4.Allwrittencommunications,includinge-mail,regardingreformsorchangestothehealthcaresystembetweenanyemployeeorrepresentativeoftheAMAandanyemployee,detailee,oranyotherrepresentativeoftheWHOHR,theWhiteHouse,orHHS.5.Allwrittencommunications,includinge-mail,regardingreformsorchangestothehealthcaresystem,betweenoramongtheemployeesorrepresentativesoftheAMA,orbetweenanyemployeeorrepresentativeoftheAMAandanyemployeeorrepresentativeoftheAMA'smembers.
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AlizaMarcusandKimChipman,
ObamaPromised
$2
TrillionSavingsin10YearsbyHealthGroups,
BLOOMBERG,MayII,2009;KariLydersen,
AMAMembersReceiveObama'sSpeechWithCautiousEnthusiasm,
WASHINGTONOST,June15,2009.
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ItisimpossibletocompileacompletelistofAMA'smeetingswithWHOHRorotherexecutivebranchpersonnelbasedontheWhiteHousevisitorlogsinourpossession.
 
LettertoCecil
B-.
Wilson,MDPage36.Allestimatesoranalysesoftheimpactofhealthcarereformlegislationonyourorganizationoritsmembers.Youshouldimmediatelytakestepstopreserveallrelevantdocuments.
An
attachmenttothisletterprovidesadditionalinformationonhowtorespondtotheCommittee'srequest.PleasecontactToddHarrison,ChiefCounselforOversightandInvestigations,at(202)225-2927ifyouhaveanyquestionsaboutthenatureoftheinformationrequestedorthemannerofproduction.Sincerely,FredUptonChairmanSubcommitteeonOversightandInvestigationsChairmanSubcommitteeonHealthaelC.BurgessVIceChairmanSubcommitteeonHealthAttachmentscc:TheHonorableHenryA.Waxman,RankingMemberTheHonorableDianaDeGette,RankingMemberSubcommitteeonOversightandInvestigationsTheHonorableFrankPallone,Jr.,RankingMemberSubcommitteeonHealth

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