American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

On July 26, 2017, ACS leaders wrote to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to express deep concerns with provisions in the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628) and how they would impact surgical care. Accordingly, the ACS is unable to support the legislation in its current form and we urge the Senate to make significant changes through the amendment process as it is being considered on the Senate floor.

Read the July 26 Letter

On June 27, 2017, ACS leaders wrote to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer as the Senate considers the Better Care Reconciliation Act. The ACS strongly believes that legislation should not facilitate a reduction in the number of Americans currently insured.

The ACS remains committed to working in a bipartisan manner with Congress and the new administration to improve the current health care system to ensure that all patients have coverage and access to high-quality surgical care.

Read the June 27 letter

On May 22, 2017, ACS leaders wrote to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch regarding the Senate’s efforts at developing health care reform legislation.

Read the May 22 letter

On April 28, 2017, ACS leaders wrote to House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi as Congress continued its consideration of the American Health Care Act (AHCA).

Read the April 28 Letter

On March 14, 2017, ACS leaders wrote to House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi as Congress considers the American Health Care Act (AHCA).

Read the March 14 letter

On January 17, 2017, ACS leaders wrote to ACS Fellows, Members, and Members of Congress about making  health care coverage accessible and more affordable to all Americans, and directed their attention toward the ACS 2017 Health Care Reform General Principles Summary document.   

Read the January 17 letter

View the ACS 2017 Health Care Reform General Principles Summary