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Update on Senate Health Reform Bill and AMA Polling Results

The American Medical Association(AMA) released the results of seven public opinion polls of registered voters in states that will be pivotal in determining the outcome of pending health reform legislation in the Senate (Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Nevada, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia). Six of the seven polls were conducted by Public Opinion Strategies, which is the firm that conducts polls for the Wall Street Journal and NBC News. The West Virginia poll was conducted by Jan van Lohuizen.

CMA Federal Update: Health Care Reform and MACRA

With the election of Donald Trump to the U.S. Presidency and Republicans in control of both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, Republican leaders are moving swiftly to fulfill a cornerstone campaign promise to repeal the ACA. Read about CMA efforts related to health care reform and MACRA.

Medi-Cal Cuts Endanger Health Reform

Op-Ed by SFMS President Shannon Udovic-Constant, MD and Dignity Health CEO Lloyd Dean in the May 28, 2013 San Francisco Chronicle points out the problem with cutting Medi-Cal payments as the number who are eligible for the program increase.