As affirmed by AMA's House of Delegates in Nov. 2016, the AMA remains committed to improving health insurance coverage and health care access.
The 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 health care reform proposals that are central to our mission of improving public health.
In a January letter to Congressional leaders and the incoming Administration, the AMA reaffirmed its strong vision for America’s health system and our belief that the patient remain at the center of all reform efforts. The AMA is committed to working with leadership in both parties to improve health insurance coverage and health care access so that patients receive timely, high-quality care, preventive services, medications and other necessary treatments.
2017 Health Care Reform Objectives
The AMA views the discussions about the future of health reform through its mission dedicated to the betterment of public health, medical ethics, scientific evidence and long-standing policies adopted by representatives from over 190 physician organizations. The AMA's health care reform objectives highlight key elements that will guide the AMA in upcoming discussions with Congress and the Trump Administration.