October 28, 2021
Letter calls on the United States Congress to swiftly enact legislation approving urgently needed climate measures to protect human health.
September 8, 2021
Global warming is the greatest threat to public health, and world leaders cannot wait for the COVID-19 pandemic to end before they address it, the editors of more than 230 medical journals said in a joint statement Sept. 5.
"Health is already being harmed by global temperature increases," the journal editors said in the statement, which was published in various journals worldwide including The Lancet and The New England Journal of Medicine.
September 2, 2021
Protecting Americans’ health and well-being has always been at the heart of fighting climate change, and now for the first time, its importance is being elevated at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
February 11, 2021
Applications are now open for a unique leadership program dedicated to increasing diversity in senior medical, dental and nursing faculty.
January 20, 2021
Today President Biden made good on his promise to issue a series of Executive Orders (EOs).
December 7, 2020
The AMA submitted comments on both the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) proposed rule and the Stark Law proposed rule in December 2019. While American Medical Association (AMA) staff is still analyzing the final rules, they have already prepared a topline summary of key issues, which is attached.
April 18, 2018
Physicians for a National Health Program leader Dr. Ed Weisbart will speak on “What Does ‘Medicare for All’ Mean for Medical Practice, Physicians, Patients and the USA?”
When: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Where: All Souls Cathedral Zabriskie Hall, 9 Swan Street, Asheville
April 11, 2018
Dr. Robert Kline has shared an article with the Western Carolina Medical Society that he wrote for Physicians for a National Health Program. Dr. Kline eagerly wanted to share with his colleagues from WNC.
February 9, 2018
The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) recently announced the administration’s first new Medicare alternative payment model, Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced). This voluntary model includes 29 inpatient and 3 outpatient clinical episodes. Please join AMA Board Chair Dr. Gerald Harmon on Monday evening, Feb. 26th, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm Central time, for a free webinar on the model. The webinar, designed for physicians and focusing on the clinical aspects of the model, will be presented by CMMI’s Dr. Steven Farmer, who is a cardiologist, senior advisor and medical officer. Dr. Farmer will also respond to questions from webinar participants. The webinar comes at a key time, two weeks before applications to participate in the model will be due.
September 12, 2017
On behalf of the more than 12,000 physician and physician assistant members of the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS), we respectfully submit these comments on the Proposed Plan Design for NC Medicaid.
July 26, 2017
During consideration of proposals related to the Affordable Care Act, the American Medical Association urges Senators to consider the impact their votes will have on the health of all Americans.
June 27, 2017
A lot of big numbers have been tossed around in the days since Senate leaders unveiled a “discussion draft” of legislation—dubbed the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA)—that would dramatically reshape how our country’s health system is financed.
June 22, 2017
The Senate released their version of the House passed American Health Care Act entitled the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017.
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.
May 4, 2017
Despite amendments to bill, millions of Americans would still lose health insurance coverage