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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

AAFP Statement: Family Physicians Laud President’s Call for Action on Health System Reform

Jul 23, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians agrees with President Barack Obama that the American people cannot wait for health care reform. Family physicians see first hand the fallout from our broken system, as more patients are priced out of health care coverage or lose health insurance...

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

AAFP Statement: Family Physicians Respond to President's Health Care Agenda

Feb 4, 2005 - We were pleased to hear President Bush highlight medical liability as part of his comprehensive health care agenda. This is one of the most important issues that needs to be addressed in order to improve health care and reform the United States tort system so that it works fairly and ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/previous/pres-hc-agenda-2-4-05.html

AAFP Statement: Family Physicians Urge Congressional Conferees to Move Quickly on FY ...

Apr 3, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians commends both the U.S. House and Senate for moving quickly to approve the Fiscal Year 2010 budget proposals within their respective chambers.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/federal-budget.html

AAFP Statement: Family Physicians: Liability Reform Now!

Feb 1, 2006 - Medical liability reform is a top priority of the AAFP, whose members include family physicians in small and large practices and in rural and urban areas. It is imperative that the President fulfills his promise for tort reform and that Senator Frist fulfills his to bring the issue to a...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/previous/liability-reform-2-1-06.html

AAFP Statement: Federal Budget Investments in Rural Care, Primary Care Physician ...

Feb 3, 2010 - The American Academy of Family Physicians is pleased that the fiscal year 2011 federal budget invests in programs that promise to give Americans a high quality, efficient and accessible health care system based on a strong foundation of primary care. Such investment in primary care ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/federalbudget-workforce.html

AAFP Statement: Federal Budget Proposes Path to Sustainable, Effective Health Care Reform

Feb 27, 2009 - President Barack Obama's fiscal year 2010 budget summary outlines a plan that promises to put America's health care system onto a track of sustainable, equitable, affordable and high quality health care for all Americans. The American Academy of Family Physicians supports the goals for ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/federal-budget-proposes-path-to-sustainable-effective-health-care-reform.html

AAFP Statement: Fee Schedule Rectifies Payment Disparities

Nov 5, 2009 - Publication of the final 2010 Medicare physician fee schedule and regulations demonstrates the continued recognition that a high quality, efficient health care system must rest on a foundation of primary medical care. The 2010 fee schedule provides important payment changes through ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/premanent-fix-sgr.html

AAFP Statement: Government Shutdown Halts Vital Health Services, Endangers Elderly and ...

Oct 1, 2013 - Dr. Reid Blackwelder comments on the government shutdown and its impact on health services. At a time when the nation’s health care system is undergoing dramatic change, the American Academy of Family Physicians is dismayed that Congress has shut down the federal government over ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/government-shutdown-statement.html

AAFP Statement: Health Care Must Remain a Top Priority for Presidential Candidates

Oct 3, 2012 - The American Academy of Family Physicians is pleased that both presidential candidates point to health care as a major issue for the American people. Tonight’s debate focused attention on a health care system that - without reform - continues to be bogged down in fragmented, ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/statement-2012-presidential-debate.html

AAFP Statement: Health Care Remains Post-Election Priority

Nov 7, 2012 - The American Academy of Family Physicians looks forward to working with President Barack Obama and the new Congress to ensure that everyone in this country can get the right health care at the right time from the right professional.

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

AAFP Statement: HHS Guidance Ensures All Children Have Access to Needed Health Services

Oct 14, 2010 - Children and their parents should benefit greatly from actions mentioned in this week’s letter from Health and Human Services Sec. Kathleen Sebelius to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners on providing health care coverage to all children.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/hhs-guide-child-coverage.html

AAFP Statement: Implementation of Healthcare Reform Continues After Virginia Court ...

Dec 16, 2010 - U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson’s Dec. 13 ruling on the individual mandate to buy health insurance has been issued, but progress implementing reform has not been halted. There have now been three court rulings on the individual mandate. Two have upheld the healthcare reform law and one...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/court-decision-individual-mandate.html

AAFP Statement: Improved, Comprehensive Care Took Step Forward with Announcement of ...

Nov 17, 2010 - Today’s formal launch of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation paves the way for new models of delivering and paying for health care that will have goals of improving quality and safety of care and lowering costs. It was apparent today the Innovation Center is committed to ...

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

AAFP Statement: Insurance Coverage Requirement Is Foundation of Improving Access, ...

Jul 15, 2013 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - The Affordable Care Act’s requirement that individuals have health insurance - either through their employer, a federal or state health care program, or as an individual purchaser - is the foundation of improving access to care and vital to ensuring everyone has health ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/release-statement1.html

AAFP Statement: Justice Served in Tiller Case

Feb 8, 2010 - Tiller-Roeder statement

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/tiller-roeder.html

AAFP Statement: Marilyn Tavenner Brings Needed Expertise, Leadership to CMS

May 20, 2013 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - Description of release/statement in one or two sentences

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/tavenner-CMS.html

AAFP Statement: Medical Education, US Health Care System Need to Rebalance America’s ...

Feb 18, 2009 - America is reinvesting in medical education. We are building nine new medical schools and expanding the class size in all but 18 of 126 existing schools. Since 2000, we have seen the completion of nine osteopathic schools. Such an unprecedented expansion offers an opportunity to ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/need-to-rebalance-americas-physician-workforce.html

AAFP Statement: Medicare Legislation Helps Avert Potentially Devastating Pay Cut

Jun 13, 2008 - The American Academy of Family Physicians appreciates efforts by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) to avert the 10.6 percent reduction in Medicare payment to physicians, which is scheduled to go into effect on July 1.

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

AAFP Statement: Medicare Physician Fairness Act Promises Dependable Access to High ...

Oct 20, 2009 - Medicare Physician Fairness Act of 2009 (S. 1776).

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/medicare-physician-fairness-act.html

AAFP Statement: Medicare Physician Payment Innovation Act of 2011 Creates Stability for...

Nov 16, 2011 - The American Academy of Family Physicians greatly appreciates the leadership of Rep. Allyson Schwartz in finding a way to address the unsustainable and inequitable formula that determines how physicians are paid by Medicare. The AAFP congratulates Rep. Schwartz for her legislative ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/schwartz-bill.html

AAFP Statement: Medicare Physician Payment Reform Proposal Holds Promise

Dec 11, 2013 - The American Academy of Family Physicians is pleased that the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee have released a discussion draft of the SGR Repeal and Medicare Beneficiary Access Improvement Act. This bicameral, bipartisan proposal represents important ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/sgr-repeal.html

AAFP Statement: MedPAC Interim Recommendations Acknowledge the Need for Improved ...

Sep 21, 2011 - The American Academy of Family Physicians applauds the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission for acknowledging in its draft recommendations on repealing the Medicare sustainable growth rate formula that primary care is the foundation for a high-functioning health system that ensures ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/medpac-interimrecommendations-for-improved-primarycare-payment.html

AAFP Statement: New Warning Labels Help Show the Real Dangers of Smoking

Jun 21, 2011 - The AAFP commends the Food and Drug Administration in developing strong new graphic warnings for cigarette packaging and advertisements that more fully depict the negative health consequences of smoking. These warnings mark the first change in cigarette warnings in more than 25 years ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/fda-tobacco-warning-labels.html

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