AMA delegates affirm commitment to health insurance coverage for all Americans

November 15, 2016
Area(s) of Interest: Access to Care Advocacy Physician Leadership 

At the interim meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates this weekend in Florida, delegates from the California Medical Association and more than 170 state and specialty medical societies from across the country affirmed their commitment to health insurance coverage for all Americans.

“Using a comprehensive policy framework that has been refined over the past two decades, AMA will actively engage the incoming Trump Administration and Congress in discussions on the future direction of health care," said Andrew W. Gurman, M.D., AMA president. "AMA remains committed to improving health insurance coverage so that patients receive timely, high-quality care, preventive services, medications and other necessary treatments."

AMA has long advocated for health insurance coverage for all Americans, as well as pluralism, freedom of choice, freedom of practice and universal access for patients. The same core principles and priorities will guide future AMA advocacy efforts regarding the Affordable Care Act.

Click here to read the AMA Vision on Health Reform.


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