The American Medical Association (AMA): A promise to repeal a scheduled 21 percent cut in physician’s Medicare reimbursements under the current law.
AARP: As many as 8.5 million seniors will lose their Medicare Advantage coverage and be forced to buy Medigap insurance instead. AARP (which has morphed into an insurance company) is one of the main sellers of Medigap.
The drug industry: A 10-year limit of $80 billion in cuts in prescription drug costs and administration assurances that it will continue to bar lower-cost Canadian drugs from coming into the U.S.
Insurance companies: Access to 40 million potential new customers.