Statement attributable to:
Barbara L. McAneny, M.D.
President, American Medical Association

“The American Medical Association commends House leaders on their efforts to strengthen the Affordable Care Act. Signed into law nine years ago, the ACA ushered in gains that most of us now consider essential — creating options for affordable, high-quality individual coverage for millions while also guaranteeing coverage for pre-existing conditions and other important protections for the most vulnerable. The task now is to build on what has been shown to work and continue to make improvements where needed.

“Lawmakers understand that access and affordability are still challenges for many individuals and families. Working through the existing framework, we can extend the ACA’s reach and ensure coverage for millions more Americans. We are committed to working with Congress to extend access to affordable, high-quality care to all Americans.”

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