The AMA House of Delegates weighs in on gun violence, health care AI, the cost of health insurance, barriers to opioid-use disorder treatment, and more.
AMA adopts policy opposing “lockout” provisions sought by some states seeking to erect bureaucratic barriers to block patients from Medicaid.
Reports show pay disparities among male and female physicians after accounting for other factors. The AMA will advocate a wide array of measures to address the issue.
Physicians define “health equity” as optimal health for all. The move is aimed at eliminating disparities affecting racial and ethnic minorities and other populations.
With opioid overdose deaths still on the rise, physicians call for improved patient education, and for naloxone to be included in airplane medical kits.
Licensure application questions on mental health treatment history can discourage physicians from seeking needed treatment. The AMA asks boards to change their practices.