Last updated on: 8/30/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

American College of Physicians (ACP) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“Dear Member of Congress:

On behalf of the 129,000 physician and medical student members of the American College of Physicians, I am writing to urge you to reach agreement on a legislative pathway to provide affordable care to all Americans and ensure that they have access to primary care physicians and other specialties facing shortages.

We firmly believe that Congress must complete the task of enacting comprehensive health reform legislation consistent with the priorities outlined below. The bills passed by the House and Senate advance many of the elements needed to achieve a sustainable, affordable and high quality health care system for all Americans…

…ACP reaffirms our commitment to helping Congress achieve a final agreement on comprehensive health reform legislation to provide all Americans with access to affordable coverage, ensure a sufficient supply of primary care physicians and other specialties facing shortages, pilot-test innovative payment and delivery models, reform the medical liability system, and put a permanent end to Medicare SGR cuts.”

Joseph W. Stubbs, MD, FACP, ACP President, “Health Reform Letter,” www.acponline.org, Feb. 1, 2010

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The American College of Physicians (ACP) is a national organization of internists — physicians who specialize in the prevention, detection and treatment of illnesses in adults. ACP is the largest medical-specialty organization and second-largest physician group in the United States. Its membership of 130,000 includes internists, internal medicine subspecialists, and medical students, residents, and fellows.”

“Who We Are,” www.acponline.org (accessed Aug. 30, 2010)

Mission:

“To enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine.”

“Who We Are,” www.acponline.org (accessed Aug. 30, 2010)

Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?
  2. Will there be enough primary care physicians to meet the increased health care demand following passage of the PPACA?