• On-Demand: 2020 State Legislative Conference

    Miss SLC 2020 or want to rewatch any of the sessions? A recording of each is embedded below.

    State Roundtable

    We learn best when we learn from each other!

    During this session, we discussed the top issues chapters tackled during the 2020 session and lessons learned.

    We also recognized this year’s Leadership in State Government Advocacy Award winners – California AFP, New York State AFP, and Virginia AFP. 

    Primary Care Spend

    Studies have shown that greater investment in primary care leads not only to better health outcomes, but also lower amounts of medical spending overall.

    Unfortunately, most states don’t have an idea how many cents on every dollar are devoted to primary care. Some states have changed that. This session focused on state efforts to quantify and increase primary care investment.

    Expert Panel: Rachel Block, Project Officer, Milbank Memorial Fund

    Chapter Panel: Massachusetts AFP, Nebraska AFP, Washington  

    Payment Reform

    Primary care has always been underfunded, but the COVID-19 pandemic highlights the critical need of payment reform to sustain primary care. This session focused on policy solutions for primary care to maintain a viable health care system throughout the pandemic and into the future.

    Expert Panel: Purva Rawal, PhD, Principal, CapView Strategies

    Chapter Panel: Maryland AFP, Oregon AFP, Texas AFP

    Administrative Burden

    States recognize the administrative challenges facing physicians and are implementing policies to relieve these costly and time-intensive burdens. Hear from experts on policy proposals to put physicians back in front of patients.

    Expert Panel:

    • Emily Carroll, JD, Senior Legislative Attorney, American Medical Association
    • Patrick Stone, Vice President, Government Relations and Advocacy, National Psoriasis Foundation

    Chapter Panel: Michigan AFP, Pennsylvania AFP