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AMA

American Medical Association

Calls to Support Stark Law Reforms Blocked by AMA Delegates

"My future is in literal jeopardy," one family physician resident says

AMA over a photo of Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland

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AMA Delegates Spar Over Requirements for On-Site Emergency Physicians in Every ED

Some want model scope-of-practice legislation, but access concerns persist

November 15, 2023
AMA Delegates Take Action on Cannabis, Medical Aid-in-Dying Resolutions

Concern expressed about lack of available evidence on harms of marijuana

November 14, 2023
AMA Supports Tighter Restrictions to Curb Pollution From Industrialized Farms

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations "may be a public health hazard," group says

November 14, 2023
AMA Delegates Divided on Federal Ban of the Corporate Practice of Medicine

"We need to move forcefully against the barbarians at the gate," one physician said

November 13, 2023
Getting the Incentives Right for Reducing Healthcare's Carbon Footprint

There are ways to save energy while also saving money, experts say

November 13, 2023
Health Organizations Making Strides In Health Equity, AMA Leader Says

Half of organizations have made progress toward barring race-based decision tools, survey finds

November 12, 2023
AMA Declines to Debate Resolution on Israel-Hamas Conflict

"This issue is too vital for us to evade discussion," one delegate argued unsuccessfully

November 12, 2023
Single-Payer Healthcare, Obesity Drug Coverage Discussed at the AMA Interim Meeting

Delegates agree the current system is broken but disagree on the solution

November 12, 2023
Medicine Is Not Just at a Crossroads, It's in a Crisis, AMA President Says

Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH, uses his interim speech to "shine a light" on the challenges docs face

November 11, 2023
AMA to Amp Up Hospital Consolidation Scrutiny

"The entire healthcare industry is consolidating into one big clotted mass," says delegate

June 15, 2023
'We Need It Now': AMA Delegates Urge Public Health System Funding, Support

COVID-era funding is drying up as Medicaid rolls are shrinking

June 15, 2023
AMA Opposes Legacy Preferences in Med School Applications

Delegates persuade House members to acknowledge "discriminatory impact" of long-standing practice

June 14, 2023
New AMA President Urges More Action on Substance Use Disorder, Mental Illness

Jesse Ehrenfeld is the association's first openly gay person in the job

June 14, 2023
AMA Declares Payment Reform an 'Urgent' Priority

Delegates to hold leaders accountable for progress

June 13, 2023

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