Front-line physicians respond to AHCA vote

May 10, 2017

Since approval of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in the U.S. House of Representatives on May 5, reaction in the healthcare industry has been largely negative.

 

 

 

Since approval of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in the U.S. House of Representatives on May 5, reaction in the healthcare industry has been largely negative.

Physician organizations, such as the American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians, have voiced their displeasure with the bill, while the American Hospital Association said it was “deeply disappointed” in the action. Commercial payers, represented by the advocacy group America’s Health Insurance Plans, said the measure “needs important improvements.”

Medical Economics recently asked front-line, practicing physicians for their opinions on the AHCA and its backers’ goal of having it replace the Affordable Care Act. Click next to find out what they had to say.