Patient Support & Advocacy
AMA vision on health care reform
Download the vision statement on the AMA's commitment to improving health insurance coverage and health care access.
Trends in health care spending
Learn about the trends in health care spending and what the AMA is doing to reduce the rate of growth in health care spending.
Burnout’s mounting price tag: What it’s costing your organization
A conservative estimate puts the number at $7,600 annually for each physician in your practice, but the costs are more than just monetary.
How telemedicine helped this health system’s patients avoid the ED
A major metro area health system’s use of an on-demand, 24-hour telemedicine program staffed by emergency physicians saved money while addressing patients’ health problems.
How are prescription drug prices determined?
Congress has put drug prices under its microscope. The scrutiny is new, but the conversation is the same: Drugmakers, pharmacy benefit managers and payers set prices but never explain how.
Quick Take: Action on drug pricing gets massive bipartisan support
Legislation to speed generic drugs to market, improving price transparency and boost competition could soon come to the House floor.
Growth in health spending slows to pre-ACA level
U.S. health spending hit $3.5 trillion in 2017, but the growth in spending slowed to levels seen before implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
How much physician burnout is costing your organization
Physician burnout has direct and indirect costs. Find out how to calculate the financial toll of burnout at your clinic, hospital or health system.
8 ways to improve health care price transparency
Meaningful price transparency is necessary if patients are to make value-based care decisions in choosing reasonably priced, high-quality care.