This year’s interim meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates (HOD) took place Nov. 12–15, just days after the national election that, in 2017, will usher in a GOP-led Congress and presidential administration.
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“It was a highly interesting meeting,” says Gary Bryant, MD, FACP, associate professor of medicine and rheumatology at the University of Minnesota, and chair of the ACR’s delegation to the AMA.
Solidifying the Stand on Healthcare
With the future of the Affordable Care Act now uncertain, much of the work at the AMA HOD focused on sharing information and solidifying where the AMA stands with regard to new efforts to reform healthcare in the U.S.
“The AMA is a policy-driven organization, and at the meeting a resolution passed that reaffirmed the AMA’s previous policies as the touchstones for how we are going to work with Congress and the new administration, no matter what happens with repeal and replace of the ACA,” says Dr. Bryant.