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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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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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Message from the Foundation Board Chair

February 21, 2017

"As I begin my Chairmanship of the WCMS Foundation at the same time that our country struggles with the creation of  a “post-affordable care act,” it is my goal that our Foundation not just adapt but adapt well in this sea of change."

C. Britt Peterson
2017 WCMS Foundation Chair

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La red de intérpretes de WCMS le asegura que su derecho a un intérprete médico permanece garantizado

December 7, 2016

Desde la elección, varias personas han hecho preguntas relativas a la interpretación médica  y la Red de Intérpretes de WCMS (también conocida como WIN), tendrá relevancia en los próximos años. WIN y los intérpretes del área médica están comprometidos  a ser una parte vital del equipo de cuidados de salud y a ayudar a los proveedores  de los mismos, a dar a sus pacientes los mejores cuidados posibles en cualquier idioma.

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AMA Statement on the Future of Health Care Reform

November 17, 2016

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What's Next in a Post - ACA World

November 16, 2016

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HHS finalizes streamlined Medicare payment system that rewards clinicians for quality patient care

October 14, 2016

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Aetna to cut back 70% on Obamacare plans in 2017

October 4, 2016

Aetna (AET) is sharply cutting its participation in Obamacare exchanges for 2017.

 

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UnitedHealth to stop selling ACA plans in NC and most other states

April 20, 2016

UnitedHealth, the nation’s biggest health insurer, will shrink its participation in Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges to only a handful of states next year after expanding to nearly three dozen states this year.

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Employers and the ACA

January 18, 2016

Check out these informative articles by WCMS Circle of Friends partner, Johnson Price Sprinkle PA.  

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ACA Open Enrollment November 7th

October 22, 2015

We’ve Got You Covered in Western North Carolina

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Free Preventive Health Services

September 9, 2015

Free preventive health services covered by every Marketplace plan under the Affordable Care Act.

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