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AMA Statement on Senate ‘Skinny’ Repeal Vote

For immediate release:
Jul 28, 2017
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Statement attributed to:
David O. Barbe, M.D.
President, American Medical Association

"While we are relieved that the Senate did not adopt legislation that would have harmed patients and critical safety net programs, the status quo is not acceptable. We urge Congress to initiate a bipartisan effort to address shortcomings in the Affordable Care Act.

"The first priority should be to stabilize the individual marketplace to achieve the goal of providing access to quality, affordable health coverage for more Americans."

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