Frontline Physicians Respond to California v. Texas Ruling on Affordable Care Act

The American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Physicians, American Osteopathic Association, and American Psychiatric Association issue this statement:

"On the heels of today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling in California v. Texas, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) remains the law of the land and can continue to build on its tremendous progress improving access to affordable, comprehensive health care coverage for all Americans. Our organizations, representing nearly 600,000 physicians and medical students, celebrate the coverage gains and patient protections the ACA has achieved for our patients. As our country emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, the healthcare coverage provided through the ACA is as essential as ever.

"Right now, 31 million people are enrolled in coverage through the ACA – the highest number we’ve ever experienced. This demonstrates how vital health care coverage has been for our patients nationwide, and we are ready to work with lawmakers at all levels of government to ensure our patients can continue to receive the care they need when they need it."

About the American Academy of Family Physicians
Founded in 1947, the AAFP represents 133,500 physicians and medical students nationwide. It is the largest medical society devoted solely to primary care. Family physicians conduct approximately one in five office visits -- that’s 192 million visits annually or 48 percent more than the next most visited medical specialty. Today, family physicians provide more care for America’s underserved and rural populations than any other medical specialty. Family medicine’s cornerstone is an ongoing, personal patient-physician relationship focused on integrated care. To learn more about the specialty of family medicine, the AAFP's positions on issues and clinical care, and for downloadable multi-media highlighting family medicine, visit www.aafp.org/media. For information about health care, health conditions and wellness, please visit the AAFP’s award-winning consumer website, www.familydoctor.org.

About the American Academy of Pediatrics 
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 67,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. For more information, visitwww.aap.organd follow us on Twitter @AmerAcadPeds. 

 About the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is the nation’s leading group of physicians providing health care for women. As a private, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization of more than 60,000 members, ACOG strongly advocates for quality health care for women, maintains the highest standards of clinical practice and continuing education of its members, promotes patient education, and increases awareness among its members and the public of the changing issues facing women’s health care. www.acog.org
 
About the American College of Physicians 
The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization in the United States with members in more than 145 countries worldwide. ACP membership includes 163,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. Follow ACP on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

About the American Osteopathic Association 
The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) represents more than 151,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and osteopathic medical students; promotes public health; encourages, funds and disseminates scientific research; serves as the primary certifying body for DOs; and is the accrediting agency for osteopathic medical schools. To learn more about DOs and the osteopathic philosophy of medicine, visit www.osteopathic.org.

About the American Psychiatric Association 
The American Psychiatric Association, founded in 1844, is the oldest medical association in the country. The APA is also the largest psychiatric association in the world with more than 37,400 physician members specializing in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and research of mental illnesses. APA’s vision is to ensure access to quality psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. For more information please visit www.psychiatry.org.

 

 

 

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American Psychiatric Association

American Academy of Family Physicians

American Academy of Pediatrics

American College of Physicians

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

American Osteopathic Association