BLUNT CONVENES PRIVATE MEETING WITH MEDICAL LOBBYISTS AFTER OPPOSING LEGISLATION TO BLOCK A PAY CUT FOR DOCS
"During his session last week, Blunt made the case to the assembled lobbyists and other medical professionals that Republicans are better advocates for doctors and their colleagues than Democrats are, according to people familiar with the meeting. The major difference, Blunt told the group, is that Democrats still favor trial lawyers over doctors in a protracted fight over medical liability protections."
"BUT . . . the lingering tension from that vote hints at a broader rift between doctors and the GOP, as Congress prepares for a potential health care fight under the next president."