Statement attributed to:
Steven J. Stack, MD
President, American Medical Association

“The AMA marks Medicare’s golden anniversary with an eye to the future and a commitment to work in partnership with patients, policy-makers, private and public insurers, hospitals, community-based organizations to build a more sustainable health care system that remains viable for future generations. Physicians are dedicated to strengthening and improving the Medicare system. This commitment was reflected in AMA-led efforts to repeal Medicare’s flawed payment formula and advance a new health care delivery and payment system that will help physicians provide better care in partnership with their Medicare patients. The AMA will be working to ensure that Medicare’s implementation of new delivery and payment models will best serve patients, physicians and the health of the nation. The AMA embraces the need for change and believes physician leadership is critical to the successful evolution of health care in a patient-focused delivery system.”

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