Topics in Focus
AMA statement on recent incidents of police brutality
Killing of Daunte Wright shows that police violence is a manifestation of structural racism.
AMA statement on Congress postponing Medicare cuts during pandemic
The Senate and House, Democrats and Republicans, have overwhelmingly acknowledged that cutting Medicare payments during a pandemic is ill-conceived policy.
AMA applauds lifting restrictions on reproductive care medication
The AMA applauds the Biden administration for lifting unnecessary restrictions that required in-person dispensing of mifepristone amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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AMA in the News: April 2021
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Chicago-area non-profits to receive 180K masks for COVID-19 prevention
Donated PPE will be directed to Black, Latinx and LGBTQ communities that have been disproportionately impacted.
AMA applauds CDC for recognizing racism as a public health threat
AMA will continue pushing for anti-racist policies and practices for all people.
AMA applauds Biden executive actions to curb gun violence
The AMA applauds today’s action by the Biden Administration to require background checks for ghost guns.
Most physicians had little relief from prior authorization as COVID cases soared
Health insurer requirements for advanced approvals associated with treatment delays, care disruption, and patient harm.
AMA applauds Biden Administration’s first-year drug policy priorities
The agenda outlined today by the Biden Administration tackles overdoses and substance use disorder head-on in ways that will reduce stigma and remove barriers to treatment.
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