The AMA took a leading role in the year-plus fight against two health insurance mega-mergers. The effort paid off with courtroom victories in 2017.
Senate tax plan would scrap key provision that encourages insurance enrollment and lead to millions more uninsured. A different approach is needed.
The AMA House of Delegates weighs in on changes to Medicaid, e-prescribing and clerkship spots for U.S. med students.
The Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems and other quality assessments should account for social-risk factors.
Delegates also push for effective opioid-use disorder in jails and prisons and emergency naloxone in public settings.
E-prescription cancellation should be standardized across EHRs, delegates say. They also push back on EHR-related pay penalties.