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AAFP Statement: Debt Ceiling Proposal Contains Pitfalls to Patients’ Access to Care

Aug 1, 2011 - The debt ceiling/deficit reduction plan being considered by Congress offers a potentially false promise to patients. It guarantees benefits but, by ignoring Medicare physician payment issues, it potentially denies the actual medical care those benefits cover. The legislation calls for ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/debt-ceiling-proposal.html

AAFP Statement: Don’t Eliminate Programs for Short-Term Gain at the Expense of ...

Dec 20, 2012 - Later today, the U.S. House of Representatives will consider legislation aimed at reducing the deficit through reductions in spending on federal programs. We applaud efforts to focus on reducing the nation’s economic challenges but have serious concerns about several of the proposals ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/health-cost-savings.html

AAFP Statement: Donald Berwick Brings Expertise in Best Medical Practices to ...

Jul 7, 2010 - The American Academy of Family Physicians welcomes the appointment of Donald Berwick, MD, as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/cms-administrator.html

AAFP Statement: Economic Stimulus Package Promises Important Progress in Strengthening ...

Jan 16, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians applauds the economic stimulus package released today by the U.S. House Appropriations Committee. Family physicians and the AAFP look forward to learning the details of these proposals and in working with Congress - particularly the Ways and ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/economic-stimulus-package-statement.html

AAFP Statement: Evidence-based Medical Care Is Critical for Rape Victims

Aug 23, 2012 - Recent remarks by a Member of Congress diminish the tremendous physical and social impacts of these vicious crimes and distract from the importance of victims receiving appropriate medical care. It is estimated that more than 300,000 women are raped each year and the Centers for Disease...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/medical-care-rape-victims.html

AAFP Statement: Extension of Medicare Payment Prevents Crisis but Fails to Solve the ...

Feb 17, 2012 - Congress has missed an important opportunity to permanently solve the Medicare physician payment crisis, ensure health security for elderly and disabled Americans, and enable physicians to develop the long-term plans needed to redesign their practices into patient-centered medical ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/medicare-payment-extension.html

AAFP Statement: Failure of ‘Doc Fix’ Endangers Elderly Americans’ Access to Health Care

May 28, 2010 - Family physicians are outraged that Congress has jeopardized the health care security of millions of elderly and disabled Americans who depend on Medicare and TRICARE. By failing to pass HR 4213 by June 1, Congress has once again allowed a devastating 21 percent cut go into effect for ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/congressional-indecision.html

AAFP Statement: Failure to Bring Medicare Bill to Senate Floor is a ‘Serious Blow’

Jun 12, 2008 - The American Academy of Family Physicians is deeply disappointed that the Senate has failed to take up debate on the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (S. 3101.). This procedural breakdown is a serious blow to the efforts on the part of the physician community...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/kits/medicareimprovementsforpatientsandprovidersactof2008.html

AAFP Statement: Family Medicine Applauds Senate on Stimulus

Feb 10, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians applauds the Senate for passing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (HR 1), and looks to a swift resolution of differences between the House and Senate versions of this important legislation.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/family-medicine-applauds-senate-on-stimulus.html

AAFP Statement: Family Medicine Appreciates Efforts to Forestall Medicare Payment Cuts

May 20, 2010 - On June 1, family physicians and all physicians who provide health care services to Medicare beneficiaries, face once again an unsustainable reduction of more than 20 percent in their payments, unless Congress acts. While we all agree that Congress should permanently address the ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/medicarepaymentcuts-sgr.html

AAFP Statement: Family Physicians ‘Extremely Disappointed’ With Failure of S. 1776

Oct 22, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians and its more than 94,600 members are extremely disappointed that the Medicare Physician Fairness Act of 2009 (S. 1776) failed to garner the 60 votes required to send this legislation to a full U.S. Senate vote. We applaud the efforts of Sen. ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/failure-of-s-1776.html

AAFP Statement: Family Physicians Agree With President That "Now is the Time to Deliver...

Sep 10, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians commends President Barack Obama for urging action this year on health system reform. As frontline physicians who have seen the impact of our current broken system on our patients, we agree that the time for reform is now.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/obama-deliverhealthcarereform.html

AAFP Statement: Family Physicians Applaud Brailer for Work to Establish Connected ...

Apr 24, 2005 - The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) applauds David Brailer, M.D., Ph.D., for all the outstanding work he has done in his role as the national health information technology coordinator for the Department of Health and Human Services.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/previous/brailer-applaud-4-16-06.html

AAFP Statement: Family Physicians Applaud Confirmation of Regina Benjamin as U.S. ...

Nov 2, 2009 - Family physicians applaud the Senate’s confirmation of Regina Benjamin, MD., as U.S. surgeon general. All Americans will benefit from Dr. Benjamin’s medical expertise, clinical experience and advocacy for all patients. She is committed to ensuring that everyone has access to health ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/regina-benjamin-confirmation.html

AAFP Statement: Family Physicians Applaud HRSA Appointment

Feb 24, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians and our 94,600 members congratulate President Barack Obama on his appointment of Mary Wakefield, PhD, as administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/hrsaappointment-wakefield.html

AAFP Statement: Family Physicians Applaud Medicare Fee Schedule’s Investment in Primary...

Nov 3, 2010 - The American Academy of Family Physicians applauds provisions of the 2011 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule that invest in the primary care infrastructure, increase patients’ access to preventive care, and move our nation toward a high quality health care system. The fee schedule launches...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/medicare-fee-schedule.html

AAFP Statement: Family Physicians Applaud Nomination

Jul 13, 2009 - Family physicians across the nation applaud President Barack Obama’s nomination of Regina Benjamin, MD, to be U.S. surgeon general.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/reginabenjamin-surgeongeneral.html

AAFP Statement: Family Physicians Applaud PhRMA Agreement to Lower Prescription Costs ...

Jun 23, 2009 - Nearly 45 years ago, the U.S. government recognized that our elderly - often the most vulnerable among us - could not get the health care they needed. Congress responded with the passage of legislation that created Medicare.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/medicarepartd-phrmaagreement.html

AAFP Statement: Family Physicians Applaud U.S. House for Passage of Economic Recovery ...

Jan 29, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians commends the U.S. House of Representatives’ for passing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, (H.R. 1), which helps preserve American’s access to health care during current economic stress and establishes a foundation on which to ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/economicr-recovery-legislation.html

AAFP Statement: Family Physicians Call on Senate to Confirm Regina Benjamin, MD, as ...

Oct 7, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians calls on the Senate to quickly confirm the appointment of Regina Benjamin, MD, as U.S. Surgeon General. As a family physician who has brought her medical expertise to providing high quality health care, educating patients about health lifestyles...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/confirm-regina-benjamin.html

AAFP Statement: Family Physicians Commend Congress for Overriding Veto of HR 6331

Jul 16, 2008 - Family physicians across the nation commend the U.S. House and Senate for overriding President Bush’s veto of the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (HR 6331).

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/kits/medicare-payment-cuts-veto.html

AAFP Statement: Family Physicians Commend House for Passage of Affordable Health Care ...

Nov 8, 2009 - The House passage of the Affordable Health Care for America Act (H.R. 3962) is an important step toward needed change in the health care system.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/hr-3962.html

AAFP Statement: Family Physicians Commend President Obama for Focus on Health Care Reform

Feb 25, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians applauds President Barack Obama’s message to Congress and its focus on health system reform as a key element in the nation’s economic recovery.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/healthcarereform-obama-presidentobama.html

AAFP Statement: Family Physicians Congratulate President Obama

Jan 20, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians congratulates President Barack Obama on his historic inauguration and applauds his commitment to resolving the challenges that face Americans as they seek affordable, high-quality health care.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/family-physicians-congratulate-president-obama.html

AAFP Statement: Family Physicians Hail Enactment of Economic Stimulus Package

Feb 17, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians and its 94,600 members congratulate Congress and President Barack Obama for including provisions that will improve the quality and efficiency of health care for all Americans in the now-enacted American Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act of ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/family-physicians-hail-enactment-of-economic-stimulus-package.html

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