Back to top

AMA President David O. Barbe, MD, MHA: We strongly oppose the Senate's health reform proposal

Find trusted info for:
Increase understanding of the new quality payment program
A younger female and older male physician speak about medicare payment reform in a quiet area of a hospital.
Explore tips to help you thrive in your practice
A young boy sits on his mother's lap and looks at the screen of his smiling physician's tablet.
Access the latest clinical research in AMA's peer-reviewed journals
Close up photo of a physician loading a syringe with a vaccine.
Get involved in the Resident & Fellow Section
3 seated residents smile as they listen to an attending physician.
Explore career tips to help you succeed in residency and beyond
2 residents in surgical scrubs examine a whiteboard.
Discover new advice to improve personal and professional well-being
A resident in a white coat shares a laugh with a physician in surgical scrubs.
Get the latest medical news from our publications and newsletters
A young physician leans against a wall of windows and looks at his smart phone.
Get involved in the Medical Student Section
A medical student smiles as she takes notes in class.
Find Study tips for USMLE® or COMLEX-USA® exams
A medical student sits on the floor in a library between aisles of books.
Search for residency and fellowship programs
A medical student smiles while looking at his phone after applying to a residency program.
Explore resources on how to choose a medical specialty
A physician talks with 3 medicals students as they examine the spine of a model skeleton.
Read AMA's response to House passage of the American Health Care Act
A male doctor talks with a patient and caregiver in a hospital hallway.
Court stops insurance company mergers
A physician uses his stethoscope to examine a senior patient.
Join the campaign to promote transparency in drug prices
A young physician sits behind his desk and speaks with a male and a female opposite him.
Participate in a diabetes prevention program
Close up of a female physician speaking to a younger female patient about diabetes prevention.
Find patient health resources on common illnesses
A female patient takes notes as her physician speaks to her.
Search the AMA

Addressing health’s social determinants means confronting the reality that a patient’s health is not treated exclusively within an office setting.

The intersection of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity and class can determine patients’ health and well-being, experts say.

The most effective way to fight proposed cutbacks in health care coverage may be to tell the stories of patients affected by them.

Mullan F.
This Viewpoint urges all medical and health professional training programs to make social mission a central curricular focus to help evenly distribute health care and to eliminate health disparities among patients who have little means and access to health care.
  • AMA Membership
    Join Now
    Become a Member of the AMA and receive practice and career benefits.
  • Patients First
    Take Action
    Join us in putting patients before politics in health care reform.