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The power of organized medicine makes a difference

A message to all physicians from AMA President Ardis Dee Hoven, MD, on the benefits of physicians working together to achieve common goals. Read story


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Federal grants aim to boost CHIP, Medicaid enrollment

HHS is investing $32 million to help organizations enlist eligible children under ACA coverage expansions. Read story


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Tenet says Vanguard purchase will lead to more hospital deals

The hospital and outpatient center company says consolidation is needed to thrive under changes coming from the Affordable Care Act. Read story


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1.7 million affected by bankruptcies from unpaid medical bills

A new report says 20% of American adults — even many who are fully insured — have trouble paying their medical bills. Read story


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Health reform puts doctors' professionalism on the line

A message to all physicians from David O. Barbe, MD, MHA, chair of the AMA Board of Trustees, on the ethical and professional challenges facing physicians in this time of health reform. Read story


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Boom predicted for retail clinics after years-long lull

A report says clinics will double in number due to the Affordable Care Act and physician shortages, though some in the industry see less expansion. Read story


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AMA meeting opens with recap of year of promoting changes in health care

At the opening of the House of Delegates, the AMA president and executive vice president describe how the Association made improvements for doctors and patients. Read story


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Health spending slowdown shows signs it will stick

Several studies suggest that lower-than-expected health spending growth reflects systemic changes, not just the most recent economic downturn. Read story