The AAFP and five fellow medical organizations are objecting to a proposed rule that would needlessly revise oversight standards for state health-benefit exchanges. The Exchange Program Integrity rule(www.federalregister.gov) would impose new administrative burdens, jeopardize women's insurance coverage, and interfere with the patient-physician relationship, they warn in a Jan. 8 letter sent to HHS Secretary Alex Azar.
A judge's Dec. 14 ruling in a lawsuit challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act potentially puts millions of Americans at risk, the AAFP warns. In a letter objecting to the ruling(2 page PDF), the Academy says the decision, if allowed to stand, would have "a profoundly negative impact on our patients."
Access to care for millions of families is threatened by the administration's proposed Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds rule, the AAFP told the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in a Dec. 3 letter. The regulation as written "not only threatens our patients’ health but will also significantly increase uncompensated costs to the health care system and U.S. taxpayers," the Academy said.