Single Payer Health Care Member Interest Group

Established: December 2014

Join the Single Payer Health Care MIG Community

Visit the Single Payer Health Care online community and click on "Join Group" to connect with other AAFP members who share your professional interests.

NOTE: As a first-time visitor, you will be asked to affirm a Code of Conduct prior to community access.

Investigate the current outlook on single payer financed health care among AAFP members when you join the Single Payer Health Care Member Interest Group (MIG). Educate AAFP members on the ability of single payer financed health care to streamline and simplify patient care and improve family physicians' professional satisfaction by greatly decreasing administrative complexities and burdens.

Objectives

  • Advocate for a publicly funded, single payer financed health care system in the U.S. as the most effective way to provide comprehensive, equal, and affordable health care for all
  • Advocate for the ability of family physicians to take a central role in providing high-quality, cost-effective health care through a single payer health care system
  • Promote education on comparative health care financing systems (and their effects on individual and population health) among AAFP members, family medicine residents, medical students, and other health care professionals
  • Assist the AAFP in membership recruitment and retention of family physicians who are interested in single payer health care

Long-term Goals

  • Investigate the current outlook on single payer financed health care among AAFP members
  • Catalyze AAFP's participation in and support of single payer financed models of health care, via state and national advocacy efforts
  • Educate AAFP members on the ability of single payer financed health care to streamline and simplify patient care and improve family physicians' professional satisfaction by greatly decreasing administrative complexities and burdens

Leadership

Chair: Parker Duncan, MD, MPH

Vice Chair: Michael Kaplan, MD, FAAFP

Secretary: Alap Shah, MD

Overseen By: Commission on Governmental Advocacy

Join the Single Payer Health Care MIG Community

Visit the Single Payer Health Care online community and click on "Join Group" to connect with other AAFP members who share your professional interests.

NOTE: As a first-time visitor, you will be asked to affirm a Code of Conduct prior to community access.

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Questions?

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Email mig@aafp.org »

Get the Member Interest Group Information Guide

Download the Group Information Guide for more details about Member Interest Group (MIG) officers, funding, maintenance of MIGs, commission oversight, and more.

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Questions?

Contact MIG support:

Email mig@aafp.org »

Get the Member Interest Group Information Guide

Download the Group Information Guide for more details about Member Interest Group (MIG) officers, funding, maintenance of MIGs, commission oversight, and more.