And now we know why the AMA supports the program:
....Democrats seem to have procured the AMA's bouquet with what the AMA letter says is the promise of "fundamental Medicare reforms, including repeal of the sustainable growth rate," or SGR. The SGR is a formula that Congress created in 1997 as a form of fiscal triage, mandating automatic cuts in physician payments if entitlement spending rises too steeply. Next year, they're scheduled to drop by 21.5%.
They see a pay raise in 'cost cutting'.....idiots