The AMA reaffirmed its vision for America’s health system and our belief that the patient remain at the center of all reform efforts in a letter to Congressional leaders and the administration. We are committed to working with leadership in both parties to improve health insurance coverage and health care access so that patients receive timely, high-quality care, preventive services, medications and other necessary treatments. Let’s all pledge to put patients before politics.

Protect patients’ access to quality care!

Urge Congress to protect patients currently insured, enable low and moderate income people to secure adequate coverage and maintain Medicaid and other safety net programs.

Objective 2

Maintain key insurance market reforms, such as coverage for pre-existing conditions, guaranteed issue, banning lifetime benefit caps and parental coverage for young adults.

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Objective 5

Ensure that Medicaid, CHIP, and other safety net programs are adequately funded.

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Objective 6

Reduce regulatory burdens that detract from patient care and increase costs.

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Objective 7

Incorporate common sense medical liability reforms.

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Objective 8

Provide greater cost transparency throughout the health care system.

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Objective 9

Continue the advancement of delivery reforms and new physician-led payment models to achieve good outcomes, high quality and lower spending trends.

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