• Advocacy Action: The AAFP’s Latest D.C. Work

    Academy Urges PC in American Rescue

    As Congress works to assemble the Biden administration’s American Rescue Plan, the Academy is asking House and Senate leaders to prioritize primary care to respond to and recover from COVID. Among the vital steps called for: Medicaid payment parity, increased investment in the THCGME program, and pre-deductible coverage for primary care visits.

    AAFP, Group of Six Urge Bold Health Care Steps

    In a new letter to the White House, the Academy and five other frontline physician groups shared comprehensive recommendations for strengthening U.S. health care. Among other actions, it strongly urged that the administration rescind the rule allowing harmful short-term, limited duration insurance plans.

    AAFP Advocacy Visible in Special ACA Enrollment

    The AAFP and millions of family medicine patients secured a significant win today when the White House moved to open a special ACA enrollment period during the COVID-19 pandemic. President Biden's Jan. 28 executive orders reflect the Academy's advocacy, including detailed policy recommendations to the White House

    Working for Our Members in Washington

    We've got wins to share! Examining the Academy's critical advocacy campaigns as the battle to sustain, support  and strengthen family medicine moves forward. Check out the latest in the fight for the specialty.

    AAFP Engages the Biden-Harris Administration

    The Academy is working with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on priorities that promote the interests of family physicians and the importance of primary care. Follow the AAFP’s advocacy work with the new White House.

    Join the Fight for Family Medicine

    Family medicine is a worthy fight. Lend your voice to the issues most important to you as a family physician with the AAFP’s Speak Out tool, and access toolkits to help you affect change in your area.

    Advocacy By Topic

    Stay informed on both state and federal issues. Learn how the AAFP is advancing family medicine via letters and statements on the issues facing family physicians.

    Family Medicine Advocacy Wins

    The AAFP fights for policy that protects and advances the speciality of family medicine, our members, their practices, and the health of the public. Keep track of our latest advocacy victories.

    Start with State Advocacy

    Learn where your state stands related to emerging issues using our interactive map, and get access to toolkits and resources related to state advocacy.