AMAC Action On Capitol Hill

AMAC Supports Rep. Phil Gingrey’s Scope Act

Andrew Mangione – Through the recent introduction of the “Safeguarding Care of Patients Everywhere Act,” or “SCOPE Act,” Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) seeks to unburden the public from one of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (PPACA) most troubling provisions.  The SCOPE Act justly repeals section 1311 (h) of PPACA, which grants broad authority to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to determine what constitutes quality care and to essentially dictate how physicians practice medicine in America.  AMAC firmly believes the Secretary of HHS – an unelected government bureaucrat – should not be allotted such open-ended authority.  When polled on our website, AMAC members overwhelmingly agreed that the Secretary of HHS should not have absolute authority to decide which doctors and hospitals are qualified to provide care.  Recognizing that the practice of medicine is not one-size-fits-all, the SCOPE Act takes responsible legislative steps to preserve the doctor-patient relationship.  For this reason, AMAC has delivered a letter of support to the office of Rep. Gingrey and will continue to support this bill’s effort to dial back the excesses of ObamaCare.

Read AMAC Letter of Support Here

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8 years ago

Government has no place in our health system. They are going to make things a million times worse! Companies are cutting people back to 24 hrs so they don,t have to pay for their insurance, but the worker is still responsible to buy insurance or pay a fine. How is this helping? I am truely scared of what is going to become of this mess. REPEAL OBAMACARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tena Swisher
8 years ago

I am TOTALLY against our medical records going to a National data base,( then to the ANSI in 2016-U.N.) This is NOT what medical records were created for in the first place. They should still be in the control of the care giver and the patient ,with authorization to 3rd party payees or referred services ONLY. This is and will be “a death Panel”, for you will have limited health services dependent on your age and condition of ailment . And it is NOT FREE!!!
STOP OBAMARECARE NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!~!~

2000 Years of Questioning Authority
8 years ago

And what does AMAC propose should be done to ensure that for profit private industry insurance industry “panels” do not “dictate” what care should be provided? Well? I’m all ears!

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