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AMA to Congress: Lay out ACA replacement before repeal

By Emily Rappleye

The American Medical Association called on Congressional leaders to outline an ACA replacement plan before repealing the healthcare reform law.

In a letter signed by James Madara, MD, CEO and executive vice president of the AMA, the physician association called for policymakers to outline policy proposals in detail. “Patients and other stakeholders should be able to clearly compare current policy to new proposals so they can make informed decisions about whether it represents a step forward in the ongoing process of health reform,” Dr. Madara wrote in the letter, which was addressed to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

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