American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

AACE Statement on Health System Reform

May 5, 2017 - The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) supports legislative efforts that seek to increase access to affordable health insurance for all Americans.  As health system reform moves through the legislative process, we affirm our commitment to the following principles that ensure high quality health care for our patients: 

  • Access to affordable comprehensive health care, including continuity of care to prevent and treat chronic conditions such as diabetes, should be available to all individuals and their families over their lifetimes;
  • Insurance market reforms that prevent discrimination against individuals and families based upon a current or pre-existing health condition, family history, race, gender identity or sexual orientation must be retained;
  • Policies prohibiting health insurers from imposing annual and lifetime caps on benefits should be retained, and should continue to be applicable to both public and private insurance;
  • Coverage for young adults under their parents’ insurance plans should be retained;
  • Individuals must be empowered to control how their own health care dollars are spent;
  • Health care should be provided in an accessible, comprehensive, culturally and linguistically appropriate manner.

AACE believes that health care policies should always be clinically based, and that treatment decisions should be made between physicians and their patients.  We are committed to securing appropriate access to medical services so that AACE members can provide the highest quality of care to our patients with endocrine disorders.

 

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