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Use your voice. Your words. Your story. We’ve made it easy for you by providing pre-written letters to Congress, but feel free to edit and make your letter your own. Below is a list of active letter campaigns. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact grassroots@aafp.org.

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Proposed Changes to the AHCA

The minor changes proposed to the American Health Care Act do not improve this flawed proposal.  In fact, they make the legislation worse.  Millions of Americans will lose coverage if this law is enacted and millions more will face dramatically higher cost. Use this tool to tell your elected officials that the AHCA still will not cut it!

Protect THCGME

The Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program trains residents in community-based settings and helps address the shortage of primary care physicians. If we do not take action, this important program will expire on September 30, 2017! Tell your legislators to reauthorize the Teaching Health Center GME program.

Save AHRQ Funding

The Trump Administration’s fiscal year 2018 budget outline calls for effectively terminating the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), which will eliminate primary care research. Please write your U.S. Senators to request they support AHRQ funding.