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Senator Grassley Honored by the American Academy of Family Physicians
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, May 03, 2003
American Academy of Family Physicians
(800) 274-2237, Ext. 5224
The National Leadership Award was created to honor individuals who have made significant and meaningful contributions to improving the nation’s health care through programs, policies or research leadership.
Grassley is the second recipient of this award, which was established in 2000. He was selected because of his long-term support for family medicine issues, particularly those affecting family physicians in rural areas.
The National Leadership Award was presented to Senator Grassley at a breakfast meeting of family physicians from across the country who are in Washington to discuss health care issues with members of Congress.
Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1974 and the U.S. Senate in 1980, Grassley chairs the Senate Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over a broad range of health issues, including Medicare. He has taken the lead on remedying the geographic discrepancies in Medicare reimbursements between rural and nonrural physicians.
“Sen. Grassley’s ability to build consensus across the political spectrum has earned praise from Republican, Democrat and Independent lawmakers,” said AAFP President James C. Martin, M.D., in presenting the award.
"He consistently fights hard for fair treatment of family physicians and their patients, particularly in rural areas; for telehealth programs; and for equitable payment systems that make sure the patient comes before the insurance company or the HMO."
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Founded in 1947, the AAFP represents 110,600 physicians and medical students nationwide. It is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care.
Approximately one in four of all office visits are made to family physicians. That is 240 million office visits each year — nearly 87 million more than the next largest medical specialty. Today, family physicians provide more care for America’s underserved and rural populations than any other medical specialty. Family medicine’s cornerstone is an ongoing, personal patient-physician relationship focused on integrated care.
To learn more about the specialty of family medicine, the AAFP's positions on issues and clinical care, and for downloadable multi-media highlighting family medicine, visit www.aafp.org/media. For information about health care, health conditions and wellness, please visit the AAFP’s award-winning consumer website, www.FamilyDoctor.org.
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