The AMA, American Medical Association: American Hospital Association

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The AHA, also known as America Hospital Association, is a national organization founded in 1899 by eight hospital superintendents from Cleveland, Oh. Originally, the AHA was known as the Association of Hospital Superintendents but, was later renamed in 1906 to the American Hospital Association. The AHA represents nearly five thousand hospitals, healthcare systems, and other providers and an estimated forty-three thousand individual members; making it the leading association for United States hospitals. For the first eight years, the AHA served as a private club only for hospital superintendents with the goal of interchanging ideas, discussing the hospital economy, and other factors. It was not until 1917 that the association …show more content…
Davis himself received his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1837, just a few days after his twentieth birthday, and continued practicing medicine until his passing in 1904. The purpose and mission of the AMA is to provide and advance public health with a vision to enable the medical community help our people lead and live healthy lives as well as being committed to increasing support for health programs such as grants, and health projects. The AMA does not just support the public in health, but also medical students, organizations, and professionals in the healthcare field. The AMA offers grants such as the Healthy Living Grant Program, Healthy Communities/Healthy America Fund, and Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women. Each of these grants provides the ability for people the live healthier lives, help vulnerable populations, and help the needs of women and progression of women in the medical …show more content…
Medicare Part D, called Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003, or MMA, was the program that changed the Medicare program and branched into other types of programs often called “Part C” or “MA Plans” and, as of 2006, “Part D”. In 1997, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), provided coverage and care to an estimated eleven million children who came from families that were uninsured but also made too much income to qualify for Medicaid. In 2010 the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was created as a private insurance plan in the Health Insurance Marketplace; giving ways of better providing, designing, paying for, and delivering health

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