Statements

  • January 12, 2018

    America’s Frontline Physicians: Statement on Medicaid Work Requirements

    On behalf of the more than 560,000 physicians and medical students represented by the combined memberships of our organizations, we strongly urge the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to put patients first, and reconsider its willingness to approve state waiver requests that would impose work requirements as a condition of Medicaid eligibility.

  • January 12, 2018

    ACOG Opposes Efforts to Radically Limit Medicaid Access

    “The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is deeply disappointed that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is making access to Medicaid-covered services more difficult for our patients to obtain. For low-income women, Medicaid is often the only source of reliable coverage. We call on this Administration to reverse course and pledge its full support for this program. The Administration should work with states to strengthen our Nation’s safety net, not erode it.  


     

  • December 18, 2017

    ACOG Opposes Any Effort to Ban Scientifically and Medically Accurate Terminology

    “For decades, Americans have relied on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for valuable, sound, nonpolitical work to advance the health of our nation.  As the nation’s largest professional organization for women’s health care physicians, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), warns that political interference has no place in the CDC’s work.  

  • November 16, 2017

    America’s Frontline Physicians Oppose Efforts to Eliminate the Individual Mandate

    Our organizations, which represent more than 560,000 physicians and medical students, strongly support policies that ensure every American has access to affordable health coverage. We are concerned that a proposed provision in the Senate tax reform legislation to repeal the individual mandate is inconsistent with our goals.

  • October 16, 2017

    America's Frontline Physicians Urge Immediate Reversal of Decision to Discontinue CSR Payments

    This decision is not consistent with the administration’s pledge to provide individuals and families with more options to secure affordable health care coverage. Elimination of CSR payments makes that goal harder, if not impossible, to achieve. Our organizations call on the United States Senate and House of Representatives to take immediate action to restore these payments. A failure to address this matter will result in dramatic, if not catastrophic, increases in premiums across the country – resulting in millions of people either losing their health care coverage due to either insurer departures from the market or their inability to afford coverage.

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