Sept. 22, 2023: National Advocacy Update
AMA urges that telehealth prescribing benefits be protected and more in the latest National Advocacy Update.
AMA advocacy to improve maternal health
The AMA is committed to tackling the issues surrounding maternal mortality and morbidity. Learn more about ongoing efforts on improving maternal health.
Aug. 25, 2023: National Advocacy Update
VA to hold listening sessions related to its effort to develop National Standards of Practice and more in the latest National Advocacy Update.
Delivery reform: Council on Medical Service reports
Download PDFs of council reports that advocate policies on emerging delivery systems that protect and foster the patient/physician relationship. Key Council reports on this topic have addressed patient-centered medical homes, precision medicine, APMs, telemedicine, and retail and store-based health clinics.
AMA advocacy efforts
The AMA advocates at the federal and state levels on key health care issues impacting patients and physicians. See updates of some of the recent efforts.
Drug coverage & spending: Council on Medical Service reports
Download PDFs of council reports that have proposed strategies to address high and escalating prescription drug prices and costs, including promoting transparency and pharmaceutical market competition, combating anti-competitive practices, and outlining criteria for value-based pricing and prescription drug importation.
Health care coverage & choice: Council on Medical Service reports
Download PDFs of council reports that have proposed strategies establishing the AMA vision for health system reform to cover the uninsured and expand health insurance coverage and choice.
Gun violence: Firearm safety and suicide prevention with Emmy Betz, MD, MPH [Podcast]
The AMA Update covers a range of health care topics affecting the lives of physicians and patients. Learn more about firearm safety and suicide prevention.