GOP Needs To ‘Go Back To Drawing Board,’ American Medical Association Says
Still Dr. Andrew Gurman, the president of the group, says that while the AMA has been engaging with members of Congress throughout the process, there are currently no plans to step up efforts in a “blitz." The head of Families USA and the former head of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services also speak about plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
American Medical Association Urges GOP To Go 'Back To The Drawing Board'
The head of the American Medical Association (AMA) delivered a sharp warning Thursday to congressional Republicans, telling them to go “back to the drawing board” on their ObamaCare repeal-and-replace bill and warning that the bill's current version would take needed coverage away from people. Dr. Andrew Gurman, the president of the AMA, the country’s largest doctors group, delivered an “urgent call to congressional leaders to go back to the drawing board” on their bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare, legislation the GOP has dubbed the American Health Care Act. (Sullivan, 3/16)
New Head At Families USA Plans War Over Health Care Repeal
The leading general in the battle to protect the Affordable Care Act isn’t a grizzled veteran or even a storied health care professional — he’s a young, fresh-faced policy wonk with a whole lot of optimism. Last month, Frederick Isasi took the helm of Families USA, the consumer group that has been one of the staunchest supporters of the health care law in Washington. He’ll fill the shoes of former executive director Ron Pollack — a longtime health care advocate who at 72, after 33 years at the helm of the organization, shows a few more of the scars he has earned as a weathered fighter in the health care wars. (Mershon, 3/20)
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The Man Who Helped Save HealthCare.Gov Wants A Bipartisan Solution To Health Care
Andy Slavitt, who helped rescue the HealthCare.gov website after its botched roll out in fall 2013 and became a top health-care official in the Obama administration, is launching a new effort to bring bipartisanship back to health-care restructuring. He knows it might take a while to catch on. (Eilperin, 3/16)