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AMA: Time for Congress to Resolve Differences, Protect Access to Care for Patients

For immediate release:
Dec. 20, 2011

Statement attributable to:
Peter W. Carmel, MD
President, American Medical Association

"Congress has again failed to fulfill its responsibilities. It is shameful that patients and physicians are the collateral damage; the citizens of this country deserve better. Congress had the entire year to repeal the broken physician payment formula and provide stability for the millions of seniors and military families who rely on Medicare and TRICARE but has failed to act. It is long past time for members of Congress to act decisively and protect access to care for seniors and military families."

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Heather Lasher Todd
AMA Media Relations
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