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AMA tells Senate to fix, not repeal Obamacare

By Associated Press  |  July 21, 2017

The nation's largest doctors' group urged senators on Friday to stop trying to repeal or replace Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act and instead begin a bipartisan effort to stabilize the insurance marketplace.

Q&A with new AMA President Dr. David Barbe on issues facing physicians

Q&A with new AMA President Dr. David Barbe on issues facing physicians

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 17, 2017

The nation's largest doctors' organization is led this year by a family medicine physician from rural Missouri. Modern Healthcare reporters Steven Ross Johnson and Maria Castellucci spoke with Dr. David Barbe. The following is an edited transcript.

AMA draws line in the sand on Medicaid caps, drug price transparency

AMA draws line in the sand on Medicaid caps, drug price transparency

By Maria Castellucci , Matthew Weinstock and Steven Ross Johnson  |  June 17, 2017

The American Medical Association last week left no room for doubt about its stance on legislative proposals to cap Medicaid funding: That would be "disastrous," AMA board member Dr. Carl Sirio said.

AMA names McAneny as president-elect

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  June 13, 2017

The American Medical Association members voted for New Mexico oncologist Dr. Barbara McAneny as their president-elect during the organization's annual House of Delegates meeting in Chicago on Tuesday.

AMA delays decision on removing waivers for buprenorphine

By Maria Castellucci  |  June 12, 2017

The American Medical Association delayed a measure on Monday that would have allowed physicians to prescribe the drug buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid abuse without obtaining a waiver.

AMA delegates vote on measures to combat drug prices

AMA delegates vote on measures to combat drug prices

By Steven Johnson  |  June 11, 2017

The house of delegaes meeting in Chicago this week is considering lobbying for Medicare to negotiate prices and asking federal regulators to require that drugmakers advertise the suggested retail price of their products.

AMA head: Obamacare has a cold, not a terminal illness

AMA head: Obamacare has a cold, not a terminal illness

By J. Duncan Moore Jr., Crain's Chicago Business  |  March 07, 2017

The Affordable Care essentially needs a tuneup, not the overhaul Republican lawmakers are pushing, the chief of the American Medical Association told an audience of healthcare executives in Florida on March 3.

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