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Capitol Health Call
February 14, 2007

AMA and Congress

JAMA. 2007;297(6):581. doi:10.1001/jama.297.6.581-d

The American Medical Association (AMA) will focus on improving health insurance coverage for the uninsured, Medicare physician payment reform, and clinical quality improvements as part of its lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill.

In a January 4 release, the AMA unveiled its 2007 advocacy agenda, saying it was renewing its focus on covering the uninsured and reforming the Medicare payment system.

“Covering the uninsured has long been a top priority of the AMA, and through partnerships and advocacy we will work to reduce the plights of 46 million uninsured Americans this year,” said Cecil Wilson, MD, AMA Board Chair.

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