WASHINGTON, DC – Doctors for America today praised the final passage of a series of fixes to improve the health reform law signed by the President earlier this week. The additional fixes address specific concerns of physicians fighting for meaningful reform including improving access to primary care physicians in the Medicaid program, targeting the skyrocketing costs of care and tackling the challenges that have deterred students from pursuing primary care as a specialty.
“Doctors across the country were elated to see the landmark signing of a health care bill earlier this week. These final fixes address some of the additional broken elements of our health care system translating into meaningful reform for both patients and doctors,” said Dr. Mandy Krauthamer Cohen, Executive Director of Doctors for America.
“Our patients have waited decades for comprehensive reform to make medical care more affordable and accessible. While it will take more hard work to help implement this law, the reforms are a prescription to begin healing the nation’s broken health care system. We remain committed to working to improve the system so that our patients can get the care they need, when they need it,” added Dr. Cohen.
Doctors for America is a grassroots group of over 16,000 physicians with a presence in all fifty states committed to passing meaningful health reform legislation. The group works to convey the ideas and experiences of physicians in order to achieve reform that provides high quality, affordable healthcare for all Americans.