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.
On March 22, the AMA sent a letter to Congress in opposition to the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628), which was scheduled for a vote on the House floor the following day. The AMA articulated that modifications made to the bill following consideration by the committees of jurisdiction did not address the AMA’s chief concerns which were expressed to Congress in previous correspondence. The proposed legislation would limit provider choice and result in larger numbers of uninsured Americans.