AMA Council Rejects Single-Payer Resolution, Calls For Strengthening ACA

May 31, 2019
The American Medical Association’s Council on Medical Services, tasked with making health care policy recommendations, has rejected medical students’ call for AMA to scrap its long-standing opposition to single-payer health care and instead is recommending the physician group advocate improvements to the Affordable Care Act. The council specifically rejected medical students’ single-payer resolution from 2018 and instead will urge AMA’s House of Delegates next week to adopt a health reform proposal that builds off the ACA’s subsidy structure and Medicaid...

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