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Top Issues

On a daily basis, AGA and our members are working to advance public policies that support the science and practice of gastroenterology.

A key component to making sure clinicians and researchers are able to improve digestive health is to secure our voice on Capitol Hill and ensure patients have access to high-quality care. To achieve this, we’ve made the following our top advocacy priorities: 


  • 1. Reduce the administrative burden on GI practices.
  • 2. Secure increased funding for GI disease research.
  • 3. Make sure patients have access to specialty care and other essential patient protections.
  • 4. Increase AGA member engagement in advocacy and with AGA PAC so that GIs have a voice when it comes to legislation that affects our specialty.

View our top issues below and learn more about current legislation that affects you, your practice and your patients.

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The AGA PAC works to obtain reasonable Medicare reimbursement rates, increase federal funding for biomedical research, encourage medical liability reform and ease regulatory burdens on gastroenterologists.