Citing the need for unfiltered communication between doctors and patients, the AMA objects strongly to proposal to withhold family planning funding.
Hospitals and physician offices should be off-limits to ICE officials because their presence can deter patients living here illegally from seeking care.
AMA joins brief supporting effort to block nationality-based restrictions on immigration and travel. Physicians from Syria and Iran alone handle 14 million patient visits annually.
Though at higher risk of intimate partner violence, women and girls living here illegally could be reluctant to seek care because of health care reporting mandates.
The AMA created model legislation that state lawmakers can use to address increasingly burdensome prior-authorization requirements.
Physicians want to better understand what’s behind the distressing trend and how to reverse it. Through advocacy and prevention initiatives, the AMA aims to help patients live longer, healthier lives.