American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

Coalition Letter Urges Senate to Vote No on Motion to Proceed

This letter was sent to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer.

CHICAGO- July 25, 2017- Our organizations, which represent over 560,000 physicians and medical students, strongly urge the Senate to vote no on the Motion to Proceed on repealing, and/or repealing and replacing, the Affordable Care Act with any alternative that will roll back coverage and patient protections and eliminate access to care for tens of millions of patients. This is dangerous and unacceptable. We urge the Senate to continue to work with our organizations to achieve real bipartisan solutions that bring affordability, access, and coverage to all.


American Academy of Family Physicians
American Academy of Pediatrics
American College of Physicians
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American Osteopathic Association
American Psychiatric Association

About the American Osteopathic Association

The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) represents more than 129,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and osteopathic medical students; promotes public health; encourages scientific research; serves as the primary certifying body for DOs; and is the accrediting agency for osteopathic medical schools. Visit to learn more about osteopathic medicine.


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