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Throughout the year, there are opportunities for AMWA members to advocate on various issues or legislative proposals.
As a constituent, you can find your legislative representative and send an email or call them about a particular issue. Below are issues that AMWA has taken a stand on. We encourage you to contact your representative and make your voice heard. Our advocacy will shift based on the various stages of the bill. Learn more about the process of how a bill becomes law here.
Urge Congress to Stop the Medicare Payment Cut – take action now.
Urge your Congressional representatives to support the Affordability is Access Act.
This bill would require insurance companies to cover all birth control methods that are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be sold over-the-counter (OTC).
2023 Past Issues
AMWA urges CA Governor Newsom to sign SB 345, a shield law which would increase access to reproductive healthcare and protect clinicians in California who would provide that care – Voter Voice campaign.
Dear Representative (or Senator) [Insert Name]:
My name is [Insert Name, Degrees], and I am writing to ask you to please contact CMS Administrator Brooks-LaSure and urge her to use CMS’ authority to update Medicare payment policies, so that people who suffer osteoporotic fractures get the cost-effective care they need to prevent additional fractures. This will save lives and reduce Medicare costs.[Insert your perspective based on what you have seen in your practice]
Each year, more than 2 million people on Medicare suffer osteoporotic bone fractures, leading to costly hospitalizations and nursing home care. Total costs are expected to grow to over $90 billion by 2040. Experts agree that many of these costly fractures can be prevented.
Please urge CMS to address the need for better post-fracture care for people with osteoporosis in the next Physician Fee Service rule. Doing so will improve quality of care and can reduce health care disparities, opioid use, and nursing home admissions, all while reducing avoidable medical costs.
Please visit our advocacy timeline to learn about 2022 issues.
View all of AMWA’s advocacy work here.
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