Advocacy Letters and Statements

It is important that the AASM builds and joins coalitions for us to accomplish our goals. This page highlights some of our efforts with sign on letters and our advocacy statements.

  • Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-8), is leading a letter to House leadership on providing mental health resources for frontline healthcare workers during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. Healthcare workers already suffer from high rates of depression, burnout, addiction, and suicide, and the current crisis is likely making things even more dire. The letter calls for some relief in the next coronavirus package.
  • The American Medical Association wrote a letter strongly urging Congress to take additional steps to protect patient access to care by preserving the viability of physician practices as part of the nation’s essential health care system.
  • The American Medical Association requested immediate financial assistance for physicians across the country who are taking heroic action to treat patients with the novel coronavirus, providing ongoing care for patients with chronic conditions and urgent needs, and incurring significant financial losses due to postponing non-essential procedures and visits.