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

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Biography

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

“Today we have taken the first step towards truly transforming health care in this country. This historic vote by the House of Representatives sets into motion long-overdue efforts to cover 32 million uninsured Americans and to assure their access to high-quality care. The nation’s medical schools and teaching hospitals have expressed their full support for this bill to President Obama, and now stand ready to work with the administration and Congress to implement these significant changes to our health care delivery system…

Putting these health care reforms into practice will not be easy, but the AAMC and its members strongly believe that our nation needs to take this difficult first step towards meaningful reform. We are proud to be a part of this historic effort to reshape the future of health care.”

“AAMC Hails Final Passage of Reform Legislation,” www.aamc.org, Mar. 21, 2010

Description:

“The AAMC represents all 133 accredited U.S. and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools; approximately 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 68 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and nearly 90 academic and scientific societies. Through these institutions and organizations, the AAMC represents 125,000 faculty members, 75,000 medical students, and 106,000 resident physicians.

Through its many programs and services, the AAMC strengthens the world’s most advanced medical care by supporting the entire spectrum of education, research, and patient care activities conducted by our member institutions. The AAMC and our members are dedicated to the communities we serve and steadfast in our desire to earn and keep the public’s trust for the role we play in improving the nation’s health.”

“About the AAMC,” www.aamc.org (accessed Aug. 30, 2010)

Mission:

“The AAMC serves and leads the academic medicine community to improve the health of all.”

“About the AAMC,” www.aamc.org (accessed Aug. 30, 2010)

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  1. Will there be enough primary care physicians to meet the increased health care demand following passage of the PPACA?