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AAFP Statement: Preserving Patient Access to Primary Care Act

May 20, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) applauds Congresswoman Schwartz for introducing the Preserving Patient Access to Primary Care Act.

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

AAFP Statement: President Obama’s First 100 Days Bring Important Health Care ...

May 1, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians congratulates President Barack Obama on the many accomplishments of his first 100 days in office. Family physicians and their patients appreciate President Obama’s consistent focus on ensuring that all Americans have access to appropriate and ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/obama-100-days.html

AAFP Statement: President’s Budget Stabilizes Medicare Payments, Plans for Primary Care...

Feb 22, 2011 - The fiscal year 2012 budget proposed by President Barack Obama sets the stage for both stabilizing the Medicare physician payment system and building up the primary care physician workforce. At a time when we all see the need for austerity in federal spending, we welcome the ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/fy12-budget.html

AAFP Statement: Proposed Medicare Fee Schedule Underscores Need for Physician Payment ...

Jul 1, 2011 - The proposed 2012 Medicare physician fee schedule demonstrates, once again, the instability of the Medicare payment system. The threat of drastic pay cuts for medical services, followed by a short-term patch to the system, followed by another threat of pay cuts has been an ongoing ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/medicare-fee-schedule-payment-reform.html

AAFP Statement: Recent Retail Clinic Studies May Misinform Patients

Sep 3, 2009 - The recent studies by the Rand Corporation published in the latest Annals of Internal Medicine claim that care delivered at retail health clinics is as good and is less expensive than care received in a doctor’s office.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/retail-health-clinics.html

AAFP Statement: Recruitment Report Reconfirms Worsening Shortage of Primary Care ...

Jun 25, 2009 - The release of the 2009 Merritt Hawkins Review of Physician Recruiting Incentives provides continued evidence that America is in serious need of primary care physicians - particularly family physicians. This annual report shows that demand for family physicians skyrocketed 132 percent ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/merritthawkins-physicianshortage.html

AAFP Statement: Sebelius Nomination Promises Strong Voice for Affordable Access to ...

Mar 2, 2009 - President Barack Obama’s nomination of Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services promises solid leadership in the national debate on health care reform.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/sebelius-secretaryofthedepartmentofhealthandhumanservices.html

AAFP Statement: Select Committee on Deficit Reduction Fails to End Health Insecurity ...

Nov 21, 2011 - The joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction has dropped the ball by failing to agree on federal budget cuts demanded by the Budget Reduction Act of 2011. In doing so, they have also condemned millions of elderly and disabled Americans to continued health insecurity. Their inaction ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/supercommittee-medicare.html

AAFP Statement: Senate Finance Committee Health Reform Proposal a Move in the Right ...

Sep 16, 2009 - Meaningful health care reform will succeed when Americans have access to affordable care and the nation has a solid foundation of primary care physicians to whom Americans can turn for their first-contact care, preventive services and chronic health care needs.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/senatefinancecommittee-healthreformproposal.html

AAFP Statement: Senate Must Quickly Pass House-Approved Medicare Legislation

Jun 25, 2008 - The American Academy of Family Physicians is pleased that the U.S. House has passed HR 6331, the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008, with such a strong majority. Such a vote reflects the outpouring of physician involvement in this issue.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/kits/medicare-legislation-2008.html

AAFP Statement: Senate's Failure to Address Medicare Payment Ill Serves America's ...

Jun 27, 2008 - The American Academy of Family Physicians is dismayed and deeply disappointed that the U.S. Senate has failed in its responsibility to enact legislation to prevent a 10.6 percent cut in Medicare physician payment to take effect July 1.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/kits/senate-failure-to-address-medicare-payment.html

AAFP Statement: Sequestration Hammers Progress Toward Long-Term Health Care Solutions

Mar 1, 2013 - The American Academy of Family Physicians is dismayed and disappointed that Congress has allowed across-the-board cuts (called sequestration) to take effect. Such an approach to fiscal planning is short-sighted and detrimental to the nation’s ultimate goals for high-quality, affordable ...

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

AAFP Statement: Short-term Debt Limit Increase Needed But Won’t Bring Health Security ...

Oct 17, 2013 - By passing a last-minute, short-term increase in the debt limit, Congress has granted a brief reprieve for elderly and disabled Medicare patients and the military families who depend on TRICARE for health coverage. But it is a mere postponement, not a solution.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/debt-limit.html

AAFP Statement: Short-Term Medicare Payment Patch Fails to Meet Americans’ Needs

Dec 23, 2011 - Eleventh-hour legislation that fails to meet the needs of constituents is no way to conduct the nation’s business. That is particularly true when millions of Americans’ health and welfare are at stake. But last-minute, inadequate legislation is exactly what Congress has done with ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/medicare-payment-patch-fails.html

AAFP Statement: State of Union Speech Highlighted Need to Continue Working to Solve ...

Jan 27, 2010 - The American Academy of Family Physicians applauds President Obama for continuing to shine a spotlight on the need for health care reform. It is, indeed, a problem that will not go away. The realities that started the debate about health care remain.

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

AAFP Statement: Student Loan Certainty Act Lowers the Barriers to Becoming a Primary ...

Aug 1, 2013 - At a time when school loan debt can strongly influence a medical student’s specialty choice, the American Academy of Family Physicians welcomes passage of the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act (HR 1911). This legislation is an important step toward helping build the primary care ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/student-loan-certainty-act.html

AAFP Statement: U.S. House Budget Fails to Control Health Care Costs

Apr 18, 2011 - The U.S. House of Representatives’ proposed 2012 budget is part of the needed discussion about controlling federal spending for Medicare and Medicaid. However, this proposal neither controls systemwide costs nor improves care for elderly, disabled and low-income, working families, who ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/budget-fails-to-control-health-care-costs.html

AAFP Statement: Violence is a National Public Health Concern That Must Be Addressed

Jun 13, 2016 - AAFP Says Violence is Public Health Concern

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2016/violence-public-health-concern.html

AAFP Statement: Violence is a National Public Health Concern That Must Be Addressed

Dec 18, 2012 - The American Academy of Family Physicians expresses its grief and condolences to the community of Newtown, Conn., as they mourn the victims of an unspeakable act of violence. The AAFP recognize violence as a major public health concern. This tragedy highlights the need for action to ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/violence-is-a-national-public-health-concern.html

AAFP Statement: Vote Grants Reprieve on Pay Cut but Permanent Solution Required

Jun 24, 2010 - The House vote this afternoon to retroactively repeal the 21 percent Medicare physician pay cut and retroactively provide a 2.2 percent increase through Nov. 30 is the most recent move in what has become a painful political chess game. At stake is access to health care for 44 million ...

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

AAFP Statement: World loses great advocate, researcher with the death of Barbara Starfield

Jun 13, 2011 - World loses great advocate, researcher with the death of Barbara Starfield

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/barbara-starfield.html

AAFP Supports Bill to Reauthorize Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education ...

Aug 4, 2017 - AAFP Supports Bill to Reauthorize Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Program

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2017/aafp-supports-bill-to-reauthorize-teaching-health-center-graduate-medical-education-program.html

AAFP Supports Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act, Stands Ready to Provide ...

Aug 1, 2014 - The AAFP supports the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act, passed by Congress today, and encourages the President to promptly sign it into law. In the wake of the VA scandal, the AAFP was the first physician organization to make specific recommendations to President Obama and...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2014/veterans-access-choice-and-accountability-act.html

AAFP Survey: Too Many Men Ignore Doctors’ Orders

Jun 1, 2017 - AAFP Survey: Too Many Men Ignore Doctors’ Orders

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/mens-health-2017.html

AAFP Survey: Too Many Men Ignore Doctors’ Orders

Jun 1, 2017 - AAFP Survey: Too Many Men Ignore Doctors’ Orders

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2017/mens-health-2017.html

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