Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013
Help patients obtain affordable health coverage
You can take just two simple steps to help your patients secure an affordable health insurance plan beginning Oct. 1.
Patients can acquire coverage for 2014 by using the new health insurance marketplace in their state during open enrollment, Oct. 1–March 31. Help your patients understand how to take advantage of this new opportunity to obtain affordable health care coverage. Just follow these two steps:
- Post patient information. A new AMA Web page provides resources you can print and display in your waiting or exam rooms.
- Be prepared to answer questions. The AMA offers a reference sheet with answers to commonly asked questions
In addition, you can read a brief overview of the ongoing implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to learn more about patient benefits and what the delayed mandate for employers to offer health insurance coverage means.
Make sure your patients have the health care coverage they need to get healthy and stay healthy.
AMA soliciting council and committee nominations
The AMA currently is soliciting nominations to fill vacancies that will occur on AMA councils for 2014. All incumbents seeking reappointment or re-election must be officially nominated with accompanying updated biographical material.
Open positions include seats on the following councils and committees with corresponding nomination deadlines in 2014:
Appointed by the Board of Trustees:
- Council on Legislation - March 15
- American Medical Association Political Action Committee - July 15
Elected by the House of Delegates (all with March 15 nomination deadlines):
- Council on Constitution and Bylaws
- Council on Medical Education
- Council on Medical Service
- Council on Science and Public Health
Appointed by the Board of Trustees and speaker of the House of Delegates:
- Council on Long Range Planning and Development - March 15
Nominated by the president-elect and elected by the House of Delegates:
- Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs - March 15
The AMA is committed to promoting diversity in every facet of organized medicine and encourages you in your consideration to recommend qualified women physicians, minority physicians and international medical graduates for AMA positions on councils.
In order for the Board of Trustees to have a list of qualified physicians for its consideration, it is requested that all nominations be submitted by the dates indicated for the specific councils.
For instructions on the nominations process, eligibility and deadlines, please visit our website.