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Fix Medicare now
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Congress must act now to stop Medicare cuts

Health care for tens of millions of patients is in jeopardy unless Congress acts immediately to reform the flawed and outdated Medicare payment system. 

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Your powerful ally

The AMA helps physicians build a better future for medicine, advocating in the courts and on the Hill to remove obstacles to patient care and confront today’s greatest health crises.

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Patients, physicians score important win in prior authorization rule

New CMS rule will cut care delays and administrative burdens long shouldered by physicians, saving practices an estimated $15 billion over the next decade.

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Extending telehealth parity will advance patient care

Payers should extend coverage parity and fair and equitable pay policies across the full range of clinical services—no matter how they are delivered.

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Why we must act quickly and decisively to end the overdose epidemic

The nation’s drug-related overdose and death epidemic demands immediate and collective action, with physicians taking the lead.

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AMA Equity Plan 2021-2023

Embedding equity into medicine requires planning and honesty. To meet this moment, the AMA has developed a plan to advance racial and social justice.

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Health insurance markets need competition, not consolidation

The AMA supports federal efforts to subject health insurer mergers to greater scrutiny, given the high level of consolidation that already exists.

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Congressional action is needed—now—on Medicare payment reform

Older adults everywhere, and the physicians who care for them, are counting on Congress to prevent yet another round of Medicare payment cuts.

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Firearms compound the tragedy and trauma of domestic violence

The federal law banning firearm possession by domestic abusers is a lifesaving measure that should be upheld by our nation’s highest court.

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We know how to overcome medicine’s crisis. Let’s find the will.

The insidious burnout epidemic is profoundly affecting physicians. Addressing the many factors driving it is not a partisan issue.

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New tools available to combat respiratory illness this season

As vaccine ambassadors, physicians can promote public health by counseling patients to protect themselves against respiratory illness.

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