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Drive Policies to Promote Equity in Access to Care and Health Outcomes

  • Enhance maternal health and address the nation’s maternal mortality crisis, including extending postpartum coverage for Medicaid beneficiaries
  • Support, protect and expand health care coverage and patient protections, including strengthening the Medicaid safety net and protections guaranteed under the Affordable Care Act
  • Eliminate discrimination, racism, and racial inequities in health care and health outcomes with goal of achieving health equity
  • Prioritize communities marginalized and disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and other health crises
  • Protect and expand access to comprehensive evidence-based obstetric and gynecologic care, including opposing restrictions on reproductive health care

Ensure the Care Obstetrician-Gynecologists Provide is Valued Equitably and Fairly

  • Address barriers to our members’ ability to practice comprehensive obstetrics and gynecology
  • Expand the footprint on physician payment and oppose unfair reimbursement policies by governmental and commercial entities
  • Advocate for policies that sustain obstetric and gynecologic practices and including equitable coverage and payment for telehealth services

Advance Evidence-Based, Equitable Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Protect health care workers and promote measures to sustain physician practices
  • Advocate for equitable vaccine distribution and the inclusion of pregnant and lactating people in research and clinical trials
  • Support efforts to ensure access to care, particularly among communities disproportionately affected
  • Promote and enhance investment in public health infrastructure and evidence-based public education to prepare for future health crises

Shape Public Discourse to Promote Science and Respectful, Inclusive Care

  • Work to support and elect candidates who share ACOG’s commitment to evidence-based health care and the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology
  • Counter inaccurate and politicized rhetoric that undermines science or seeks to erode the patient physician relationship