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Tuesday Dec 18, 2018

High-deductible Plans Shouldn't Endanger Continuity of Care

AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin addresses the need for continuity of care among patients with high-deductible health plans.


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Posted at 08:00AM Dec 18, 2018 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Dec 04, 2018

Teaching Health Centers Funding a Top Priority for 2019

AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin writes that securing funding for the teaching health center program will be a top priority for the Academy when the new Congress convenes.


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Posted at 08:45AM Dec 04, 2018 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Nov 20, 2018

The Votes Were Cast. What Does It Mean for Family Medicine?

AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin sets the stage for an analysis of the 2018 midterm elections and looks at Wall Street's growing interest in health care.


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Posted at 08:05AM Nov 20, 2018 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Oct 09, 2018

Reclaiming Family Medicine's Broad Scope Benefits Everyone

AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin writes that the debate about family medicine scope of practice shouldn't focus just on midlevel providers, but also on subspecialists.


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Posted at 12:15AM Oct 09, 2018 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Aug 28, 2018

And Down the Stretch They Come

As we near the final stretch of the midterm campaigns, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin explains how FamMedPAC supports candidates who support primary care.


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Posted at 12:00AM Aug 28, 2018 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Apr 17, 2018

Protecting the Environment, Our Health

April 22 is Earth Day. In the latest In the Trenches post, Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights the AAFP's nearly 50-year-old policy on climate change and pollution and outlines what the Academy is doing now to protect public health and the environment.


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Posted at 09:00AM Apr 17, 2018 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Mar 06, 2018

Independent Research Shows Value of AAFP Advocacy

A Washington research firm evaluated the efficacy and impact of the AAFP's advocacy activities. In this In the Trenches post, Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin shares the results.


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Posted at 08:00AM Mar 06, 2018 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday Nov 07, 2017

Inaction by Congress Jeopardizes Kids' Health

Inaction by Congress has put the Children's Health Insurance Program and a handful of other vital health care programs in jeopardy. In the latest In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers an update on legislation that could ensure continued coverage for more than 9 million American kids.


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Posted at 10:00AM Nov 07, 2017 | Comments [0]

Tuesday Oct 10, 2017

Reviewing a Strange, Historic Week in Washington

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act survived yet another repeal effort, and an HHS secretary was ousted. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin examines the strange final week of September (and relates how you can help with hurricane disaster relief) in the latest In the Trenches blog post.


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Posted at 07:00AM Oct 10, 2017 | Comments [0]

Tuesday Aug 01, 2017

AAFP Member Survey Provides Valuable Perspective

The AAFP's annual Practice Profile Survey provides tremendous insight that drives improvements in the Academy's advocacy, education and member services.


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Posted at 08:05AM Aug 01, 2017 | Comments [0]

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