MSNBC is reporting that there is no health insurance provider in the United States that will cover a nurse practitioner who uses her own medical knowledge to help people who need help with their chronic illnesses.
This is an important news story, and we’re going to keep you updated as more details come out.
The National Nurses United has filed a lawsuit against the AMA, the National Association of State Medical Boards, and the American Medical Association.
The complaint alleges that these health care providers, collectively, are knowingly engaging in an illegal scheme that denies access to basic healthcare services and undermines the ability of healthcare providers to provide care.
It’s an issue that has gotten national attention in the wake of the Affordable Care Act, a health care reform law signed by President Donald Trump in March.
The law provides a path to health insurance for millions of Americans who can’t get insurance through their employer, or because they lack insurance coverage or are disabled.
The AMA, for example, has a long history of denying health care services to patients who are on Medicare or Medicaid.
The lawsuit is one of the largest class actions in the country.
AMA president Dr. Karen Clements said in a statement that she and other physicians believe the AMA is violating the ADA.
“The AMA’s unlawful practice of denying patients access to needed care violates the ADA, and in violation of the constitution, by refusing to provide essential health services to individuals with preexisting medical conditions,” she said.
The group is also calling on the AMA to end the practice of charging fees for referrals to providers and to stop its illegal practices of charging patients to be seen by health care professionals.