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Cyber-alert from the AMA

May 15, 2017

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has received multiple reports of ‘WannaCry’ (also known as ‘WannaCrypt’) ransomware infections in several countries around the world and in the United States.  Some of these infections are impacting patient access to care. 

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HHS Notification: International Cyber Threat to Healthcare Organizations

May 12, 2017

HHS is aware of a significant cyber security issue in the UK and other international locations affecting hospitals and healthcare information systems. We are also aware that there is evidence of this attack occurring inside the United States.

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US House Of Representatives Pass Revised American Health Care Act

May 5, 2017

Today the US House of Representatives passed a revised version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on a party line vote of 217-213.

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AMA Warns that Proposed Changes to the American Health Care Act Do Not Remedy Bill’s Shortcomings

May 4, 2017

Despite amendments to bill, millions of Americans would still lose health insurance coverage

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Health Care Again at Risk! A Vote May Take Place Tomorrow!

May 2, 2017

This amendment, called the MacArthur/Meadows Amendment, makes a bad bill worse for low-income families in WNC.

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Grassroots Advocacy Forum : Tell Congress to vote NO on AHCA

April 28, 2017

Call your members of Congress and tell them to no on the American Health Care Act (AHCA).

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AMA letter to Congress on AHCA

March 23, 2017

March 22, 2017

Dear Speaker Ryan and Leader Pelosi:

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From NRHA: Vote NO to the American Health Care Act

March 23, 2017

Congress has long recognized the importance of the rural health care safety net and has steadfastly worked to protect it.  And now, much of the protections created to maintain access to care for the 62 million who live in rural America are in jeopardy.  We implore Congress to continue its fight to protect rural patients’ access to care.  Three improvements are critical for rural patients and providers:

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From the American Academy of Pediatrics on Immigrant Children

March 22, 2017

The American Academy of Pediatrics shared thoughts on the detention of immigrant children and tips on supporting the health and well-bring of immigrant children. These are important topics.

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Congressional Budget Office Scoring of American Health Care Act

March 14, 2017

Late yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released the attached report providing its estimates of the impact the American Health Care Act (AHCA) would have on federal spending, the health insurance market, and the number of Americans with health care coverage.  Below is a top line summary of the report, as well as the AMA’s statement in response.

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From AMA: American Health Care Act

March 13, 2017

American Health Care Act
Summary of Key Provisions, as introduced on March 6, 2017

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AMA says American Health Care Act is Critically Flawed

March 9, 2017

AMA says American Health Care Act is Critically Flawed; Points to Reductions in Insurance Coverage, Potential Harm to Vulnerable Patient Populations

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CMS Issues Proposed Rule to Increase Patients’ Health Insurance Choices for 2018

February 16, 2017

CMS News
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 15, 2017
Contact: CMS Media Relations
(202) 690-6145 | CMS Media Inquiries

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Immigration Enforcement: Preparations for Employers

February 14, 2017

By:  Caitlin M. Poe

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ACP Update on Executive Order and U.S. Immigration Policy

February 6, 2017

The American College of Physicians (ACP) is deeply concerned about the recent executive order restricting immigration from certain countries, including refugees and those who already hold visas for entry into the U.S.

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