Legislation and Advocacy

The key to health care and public affairs legislation is communication, teamwork and doing your homework! The involvement of individual physicians and their spouses/partners is vital to the success of any grassroots advocacy efforts. Alliance members can make a difference when contributing input for medical family issues and current legislation.

TOP AMA ADVOCACY ISSUES IN 2020
Topics Include:

  • Scope of Practice
  • Drug Pricing Transparency
  • Ending the Opioid Epidemic
  • Prior Authorization
  • Surprise Billing
  • Access to Care, including building on and fixing the ACA
  • Regulatory Relief
  • Electronic Health Record Usability

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Tool Kit

Advocacy Network and Action

  • Find Your Local, State and National Legislator
  • AMAA Legislative Education and Awareness Promotion Awards (LEAP)- Yearly the AMA Alliance recognizes members for their excellence in legislative education, awareness programs and projects.
  • AMPAC - The bipartisan political action committee of the American Medical Association whose mission is to find and support candidates for office who will make physicians and patients a top priority.
  • AMPAC Award for Political Participation - recognizes an AMA or AMA Alliance member for outstanding accomplishments through volunteer activities in a political campaign or a significant health care related election issue such as a ballot initiative or referendum. Winning nominee receives special recognition at the AMA House of Delegates and free admittance (including airfare and hotel expenses) to AMPAC Campaign School or Candidate Workshop in Washington D.C.

Advocacy Events

  • AMPAC Campaign School Comprehensive program open to physicians, spouses of physicians, residents and medical students interested in becoming more involved in politics.
  • AMPAC Candidate Workshops Are you considering running for office? This program teaches how to run a winning political campaign.
  • AMA National Advocacy Conference Annual event provides opportunities for attendees to learn and advocate for High Priority healthcare issues on Capitol Hill.