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Wednesday Sep 18, 2019

Our Wins Are Big Steps Toward Better Health Care Landscape

As his six-year tenure on the AAFP Board of Directors draws to a close, Michael Munger, M.D., reflects in this Leader Voices Blog post on some of the Academy's successes and work that remains.

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Posted at 01:38PM Sep 18, 2019 by Michael Munger, M.D. | Comments [0]

Friday Sep 06, 2019

Our Treatment of Immigrants Should Reflect Our Values

A new final rule would allow the federal government to detain migrant children indefinitely. In this Leader Voices Blog post, AAFP President John Cullen, M.D., recounts how the Academy and others are objecting to the change and calling for improved conditions at detention centers to protect immigrants' health.

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Posted at 12:45PM Sep 06, 2019 by John Cullen, M.D. | Comments [0]

Thursday Aug 08, 2019

We Must Find Common Ground to Reduce Gun Violence

Six of the nation's largest physician organizations -- including the AAFP -- and the American Public Health Association are calling for policies to reduce firearm injuries and deaths. In this Leader Voices Blog post, AAFP President John Cullen, M.D., cites a 2017 survey that outlined steps both gun owners and nonowners would support.

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Posted at 09:33AM Aug 08, 2019 by John Cullen, M.D. | Comments [0]

Friday Jul 12, 2019

We Can't Leave Health Care Policies to Chance

In this Leader Voices Blog post, AAFP President-elect Gary LeRoy, M.D., reflects on a recent visit to the New Jersey AFP's annual meeting and the need for quality measures that make sense.

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Posted at 11:07AM Jul 12, 2019 by Gary LeRoy, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday May 14, 2019

New Primer Lays Out AAFP Approach to Health Care Reform

A new resource from the AAFP explains how the Academy will work to ensure that the voice of family medicine helps shape the future of health care in the United States.

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Posted at 08:25AM May 14, 2019 by Michael Munger, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Apr 01, 2019

High-deductible Plans Give 'Prevention' a New Meaning

Robert Raspa, M.D., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that high-deductible plans are causing patients to delay needed care, which leads to more costly urgent care later.

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Posted at 01:01PM Apr 01, 2019 by Robert Raspa, M.D. | Comments [0]

Thursday Mar 07, 2019

Spread the Word: Teaching Health Centers Deserve Support

Bills have been introduced in Congress that would authorize funding for the teaching health center program. Resident Michelle Byrne, M.D., M.P.H., makes the case for supporting the model, and tells others how they can help.

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Posted at 02:54PM Mar 07, 2019 by Michelle Byrne, M.D., M.P.H. | Comments [0]

Monday Jan 28, 2019

Our Health Care System Is Sick

The U.S. health care system focuses more on care of the sick than prevention. Leonard Reeves, M.D., writes that even our "sick care" is less than ideal.

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Posted at 09:48AM Jan 28, 2019 by Leonard Reeves, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Jan 09, 2019

Make Sure Policymakers Know We're Knights for Our Patients

John Cullen, M.D., writes in the Leader Voices Blog that physicians are more likely to be heard by payers and policymakers when health care discussions are framed in terms of patient care.

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Posted at 10:31AM Jan 09, 2019 by John Cullen, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Jan 02, 2019

Physician Leaders Can't Wait for Squeaks to Turn Into Clunks

Gary LeRoy, M.D., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that the AAFP must listen to its members' urgent concerns while also pursuing the long-term needs of family medicine.

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Posted at 03:18PM Jan 02, 2019 by Gary LeRoy, M.D. | Comments [0]

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