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FMA continues to seek repeal of hc reform because of concern for Medicare

The head of the Florida Medical Association expressed concern Thursday that the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act will "weaken Medicare" coverage and the organization will continue to work to repeal those portions of the law.

““The Florida Medical Association believes that health care system in our country should be focused on the needs of individual patients,'' said Miguel A. Machado, FMA president. "The FMA will continue to advocate for policies that increase patient access and choice, enhance the patient-physician relationship, address health care fraud, and eliminate costly regulations. 

"The Florida Medical Association remains concerned that the surviving Act weakens the Medicare program, fails to substantively address medical liability reform, and dramatically increases the regulatory burden on physicians and patients. These issues hinder access to quality health care and the FMA looks forward to working with elected officials to repeal those provisions that are harmful to our patients.”