AMA calls on Senate to not move forward with current ACA repeal plan: 4 things to know

Written by Megan Wood | July 21, 2017 | Print  |

The American Medical Association drafted a letter to Congress regarding the repeal and replacement of the ACA.

Here are four things to know:

 

1. AMA CEO and Executive Vice President James L. Madara, MD, wrote the letter addressed to Senate Majority Leader McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

 

2. The letter emphasized the AMA's opposition to the ACA repeal and replacement, due to the estimated loss of healthcare coverage for millions.

 

3. Dr. Madara writes the Better Care Reconciliation Act and Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act do not address industry concerns, including:

 

• Maintenance of health insurance for those currently covered
• Preservation of key insurance market reforms
• Stabilization and strengthening of individual insurance market
• Coverage affordability for low- and moderate-income patients
• Adequate funding for Medicaid, safety-net programs

 

4. The letter concludes, "Again, we urge you to reject efforts to repeal or replace the Affordable Care Act and work instead toward improvements that will increase access to affordable, quality health care coverage for all Americans."

 

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