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Tuesday Jul 09, 2019

Why Do We Neglect Our Health System's Foundation?

In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin shares insights from The Hill's Future of Health Care Summit.


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Posted at 06:48AM Jul 09, 2019 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jun 25, 2019

Now's the Time: Speak Out to Support Primary Care

In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights two primary care issues being debated by Congress and explains how you can help them advance.


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Posted at 08:38AM Jun 25, 2019 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jun 11, 2019

Focusing on Single Issue Guarantees Inaction on Others

AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin writes that disagreement on a single issue shouldn't prevent collaboration on others.


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Posted at 08:30AM Jun 11, 2019 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday May 28, 2019

Taking Aim at the High Deductibles That Drive Off Patients

A new coalition co-founded by the Academy aims to realign the incentives and design of health care, writes AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin in this In the Trenches blog post.


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Posted at 09:52AM May 28, 2019 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday May 14, 2019

Does Single Payer Have Friends in CBO Places?

In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin finds no bogeyman in the Congressional Budget Office's report on single-payer health care.


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Posted at 08:31AM May 14, 2019 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Apr 30, 2019

CMS Heeds AAFP Advice on New Payment Models

In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin examines the Primary Cares Initiative that CMS launched last week.


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Posted at 09:19AM Apr 30, 2019 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Apr 16, 2019

Surveys: Physician Salaries Are Increasing, Burnout Persists

AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin writes in the latest In the Trenches blog post that findings from a pair of Medscape surveys on compensation and burnout offer a mix of good and bad news.


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Posted at 09:09AM Apr 16, 2019 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Apr 02, 2019

Trump Administration Rolling the Dice on Health Care

AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin writes that the administration's recent decision to not defend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is an interesting gamble ahead of the 2020 elections.


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Posted at 09:10AM Apr 02, 2019 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Mar 19, 2019

Are You Kidding Me? We Need More Primary Care Physicians

A recent commentary in The American Journal of Medicine suggests that primary care be left to nurse practitioners and physician assistants. In his latest In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin points out the authors' biggest errors.


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Posted at 08:58AM Mar 19, 2019 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Mar 05, 2019

Under Pressure: Health Care Needs Reform, Stable Markets

In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers an update after legislators from both sides of the aisle introduced bills regarding health insurance.


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Posted at 07:35AM Mar 05, 2019 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

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