Stay up to date on legislative issues impacting medicine. Also, see the AMA's efforts to clear roadblocks to improve the nation's health and empower physicians.
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.
Prior authorization is a major practice burden. How do you compare?
An AMA survey details how much physician and staff time is gobbled up dealing with payer-required administrative tasks. See how your experience stacks up.
Physicians have plenty of tools to help grow advocacy grassroots
A variety of AMA tools help bring physician voices to the table, leverage lawmaker relationships and activate patients on urgent policy issues.
Patient Action Network
Explore how the Patient Action Network advocates for patients in the fight for increased access to care as well as in calling for sensible liability reforms.
How doctors changed the legislative, regulatory landscape in 2014
The collective physician voice carried a lot of weight in 2014—both in the nation’s capital and in the state legislatures. Changes that took place covered a broad range of issues, including better access to care for veterans, increased graduate medical education (GME) funding and important updates to the electronic health record (EHR) meaningful use program.
AMA's patient grassroots group now 1 million strong
One million patients have joined to take action on legislative issues that could harm the patient-physician relationship and restrict their access to care through the AMA Patients’ Action Network, making a difference in today’s health care landscape.