On February 2nd the leaders of five medical organizations,The American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Physicians, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Osteopathic Association went to Washington, DC to advocate for their patients. They urged U.S. senators to maintain affordable and meaningful coverage and access to health care for the millions of Americans who gained coverage under the current law, and the many more millions who continue to benefit from the consumer protections afforded by the ACA.
Their recommendations include:
- Do not increase the number of uninsured.
- Ensure a viable health care safety net that is universal and equitable for low-income children, youth and adults including those enrolled in Medicaid.
- Ensure sufficient premium assistance and cost-sharing reduction subsidies
- Protect the individual and small group markets.
Read a full press release regarding the meeting here.
Read a letter released prior to the meeting here.