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June 14, 2024: National Advocacy Update

Highlights from the 2024 AMA Annual Meeting and more in the latest National Advocacy Update.

Advocacy Update

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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AMA Advocacy in Action

Learn from Advocacy in Action about what’s at stake and what the AMA is doing to address the concerns most relevant to patients and physicians.

Federal Advocacy
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AMA advocacy efforts

The AMA advocates at the federal and state levels on key health care issues impacting patients and physicians. Download the PDF updates of some of the recent efforts. 

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AMA advocacy to improve maternal health

The AMA is committed to tackling the issues surrounding maternal mortality and morbidity. Download the PDFs and learn more about ongoing efforts on improving maternal health.

Public Health
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AMA applauds expanding health care access for ‘Dreamers’

The Biden Administration announced today that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals are eligible for purchase coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Press Releases
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New rules will help boost coverage, protect consumers

The AMA welcomes Biden administration moves to crack down on junk health insurance and streamline Medicaid, CHIP enrollment. Learn more.

Access to Care
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AMA applauds administration’s actions to increase access to coverage

The actions strengthen patient protections and close coverage gaps, helping millions of Americans gain or keep coverage and access care.

Press Releases
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Medicare & Medicaid: Council on Medical Service reports

Download PDFs of council reports that anticipate and respond to Medicare and Medicaid program changes addressing such issues as program rules that impact medical practice, physician payment and the emergence of Alternative Payment Models (APMs).

Council on Medical Service
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New prior authorization reforms show power of physician advocacy

In $15 billion CMS regulatory win on prior authorization, physicians’ voices made a huge difference. Who says? CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure.

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