Fighting for Family Medicine
Fighting For Family Medicine

The AAFP and five fellow medical organizations are objecting to a proposed rule that would needlessly revise oversight standards for state health-benefit exchanges. The Exchange Program Integrity rule( would impose new administrative burdens, jeopardize women's insurance coverage, and interfere with the patient-physician relationship, they warn in a Jan. 8 letter sent to HHS Secretary Alex Azar.

A judge's Dec. 14 ruling in a lawsuit challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act potentially puts millions of Americans at risk, the AAFP warns. In a letter objecting to the ruling(2 page PDF), the Academy says the decision, if allowed to stand, would have "a profoundly negative impact on our patients."

Access to care for millions of families is threatened by the administration's proposed Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds rule, the AAFP told the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in a Dec. 3 letter. The regulation as written "not only threatens our patients’ health but will also significantly increase uncompensated costs to the health care system and U.S. taxpayers," the Academy said.

Help 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.

Get involved in advocacy with the AAFP Grassroots Toolkit >>
Unite with your fellow family physicians in the Family Medicine Action Network >>
Reach out to Congress using our Speak Out tool >>

Advocacy By Topic

Stay informed on both state and federal issues using our topic-focused repository. Learn how the AAFP is advancing family medicine via letters and statements on the issues facing family physicians.

Support the Cause


Get involved in the FamMedPAC to help elect candidates who will impact the ongoing fight for family medicine.

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Start with State Advocacy

It all starts with the states: use state-level advocacy tools in both state and federal advocacy efforts. Learn where your state stands related to emerging issues using our interactive map, and get access to toolkits and resources related to state advocacy.  Get involved >>

Track Ongoing Efforts

Keep up with federal and state legislation as developments occur. Learn about the AAFP’s principles of health care reform.

In The Trenches

Subscribe to the In the Trenches blog, where AAFP Senior Vice President Shawn Martin weighs in on the importance of advocacy and practice enhancement efforts. More >>