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American Medical Association Calls for Universal Health Care Coverage of lung cancer screening for those at high risk
June 16, 2014: At its annual meeting last week, the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates adopted a resolution calling for coverage of low-dose CT (LDCT) scans for patients at high risk for lung cancer by Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance.
Founded in 1847, the American Medical Association is the largest association of physicians and medical students in the United States.
“We commend the AMA for adopting this resolution, which highlights how far we have come in gaining support from our nation's physicians on the lifesaving benefit of lung cancer screening for those patients at high risk,” said Laurie Fenton Ambrose, Lung Cancer Alliance President & CEO. “Adding AMA's voice to the unprecedented coalition of medical societies, public health associations and health equity organizations shows the breadth and depth of support for lung cancer screening by medical and health leaders across the country."