Access to Care

AMA advocacy efforts


There are far too many everyday practice challenges interfering with patient care. That’s why the American Medical Association is advocating to keep physicians at the head of the health care team, reform the Medicare physician payment system, relieve the burdens of overused prior authorizations and so much more.

This is how we fight.

Download the progress report

Learn about the AMA’s recent advocacy efforts and the progress on how we are fighting for physicians.

Key focus areas in the report (PDF) include:

  • Reforming Medicare payment
  • Fixing prior authorization
  • Reducing physician burnout
  • Promoting physician-led care
  • Making technology work for physicians
  • Advocating for solutions to cybersecurity issues
  • Pursuing solutions to the physician workforce crisis
  • Fighting government interference in evidence-based medicine
  • Improving public health
  • Addressing insurer issues
  • Reducing overdose and improving care for patients with pain
  • Improving maternal health outcomes

Get involved

The AMA works to generate support for policies critical to the nation’s health care system—and we can’t do it without your help. Learn more about ways to get involved with AMA advocacy.

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