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  • May 4, 2017

    America’s Frontline Physicians Urge U.S. Senate to Find a New Way Forward with Health Care

    Regrettably, the AHCA, as amended and passed by the House, violates our principles, dramatically increasing costs for older individuals, resulting in millions of people losing their health care coverage, and returning to a system that allows insurers to discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions.  We also oppose the AHCA’s Medicaid cuts, including: capping and cutting the federal government’s contribution to Medicaid, sunsetting federal funding for Medicaid expansion, and eliminating Medicaid coverage of essential benefits. 

  • May 4, 2017

    ACOG Opposes Executive Order Limiting Access to Comprehensive Health Care Under Religious Freedom Exemption

    “Contraceptives are essential care for women and must not be treated differently than other, equally important parts of comprehensive care, including vaccination, antibiotics or annual physical examinations."

  • May 4, 2017

    ACOG Condemns House Passage of the AHCA

    "The facts are that cutting $880 billion out of the Medicaid program, eliminating Medicaid expansion, denying qualified providers the ability to offer Medicaid-covered primary and preventive care, allowing states to opt out of covering essential benefits including maternity care, and weakening protections for people with pre-existing conditions all lead to only one result: sicker patients and higher health care costs."

  • April 28, 2017

    Leading Women’s Health Organizations Recommend Strategies to Enable Adequate Pain Control and Continued Breastfeeding

    The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), and The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) released the following statement regarding the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) new guidance on codeine and tramadol in breastfeeding mothers:

  • April 26, 2017

    ACOG Statement on USPSTF Final Recommendations on Screening for Preeclampsia

    “Hypertensive disorders affect five to 10 percent of pregnancies in the United States and can lead to a number of complications, including preterm birth, maternal morbidity and mortality, and long-term risk of maternal cardiovascular disease. ACOG, the leading organization representing the nation’s obstetrician-gynecologists, has always recognized the serious implications of preeclampsia and has convened its own Hypertension in Pregnancy Task Force in the past and issued a report."

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