AMA calls on Senate to maintain ACA's insurance gains: 3 things to know

The American Medical Association urged Senate leaders to focus on continuing health insurance for the millions of Americans who obtained coverage under the ACA.

Here are three things to know.

1. AMA CEO James Madara, MD, penned a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., May 15.

2. Mr. Madara wrote, "Significant changes to the ACA or Medicaid program potentially threaten the ability for millions of Americans to obtain and retain coverage. It is these citizens, constituents and patients who should be at the center of this debate."

3. The AMA said any proposals to change the ACA should maintain coverage for pre-existing conditions, parental coverage for young adults, stabilization of the individual insurance market and adequate funding to Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program and other safety-net health programs.  

Read the full letter here.  

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