Striking caps on liability damages will fuel medical cost growth
The AMA and other organizations detail why limits on noneconomic damages are critical to ensuring Tennesseans’ access to quality, affordable care.
Don’t create unintended loopholes for medical liability cases
Creating new exceptions to Kentucky’s one-year limit on filing medical malpractice lawsuits would expose physicians to limitless legal actions.
Patient Support & Advocacy
Court again blocks Medicaid work requirements, this time in New Hampshire
Federal judges side with the AMA and patients to block state plan estimated to result in tens of thousands of people losing health coverage.
High court should hear case on site skirting gun background checks
The AMA and the Wisconsin Medical Society are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to consider a case involving a website that facilitates illegal firearms sales.
Court listened to AMA on defining alcoholism as a disease, not a crime
See how U.S. Supreme Court justices looked to AMA policy and research to change its views toward alcoholism and other alcohol-related matters.
AMA advises U.S. Supreme Court on transgender individuals’ rights
The U.S. Supreme Court has looked to the AMA for a medical definition and the AMA Litigation Center has filed amicus briefs supporting patients’ rights.
AMA: Leading medical organizations fight for transgender Americans
The AMA and 15 national health care organizations filed a joint brief urging SCOTUS to rule to protect transgender individuals from employment discrimination.
AMA takes a stand for transgender Americans in Supreme Court filing
LGBTQ+ individuals face increased depression, self-harm, if laws don’t prohibit discrimination, AMA Litigation Center tells the U.S. Supreme Court.
Supreme Court to Medicare: Seek feedback before changing rules
In a victory for physicians and patients, the government must disclose any changes to the program and gather input before making anything final.