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Recent Government & Medicine Stories

Academy Objects to Scope Overreach by Veterans Affairs

Coalition Says Preempting State Laws Threatens Patient Health

07/02/2020 — The AAFP recently joined a coalition of other medical groups in warning the Department of Veterans Affairs about the danger of allowing nonphysicians to practice without physician oversight.

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AAFP Praises Legislation to Restore Medicaid Payment Parity

Academy, Other Specialty Groups Signal Strong Support for Senate Bill

07/01/2020 — The AAFP and three other physician organizations voiced strong support for a Senate bill that would restore Medicaid payment parity with Medicare rates.

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Declare Racism Public Health Emergency, AAFP Tells White House

Letters to Administration, Congress Identify Problems, Outline Remedies

06/12/2020 — Racism must be understood as a public health issue and declared a public health emergency, the AAFP told the administration and key members of Congress in a pair of June 10 letters.

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Create COVID-19 Litigation Safe Harbor, AAFP Tells Congress

Academy Adds Voice to Broad Call for Liability Protection

06/10/2020 — Primary care physicians need temporary, targeted liability relief in the aftermath of COVID-19, the Academy and hundreds of other medical and professional organizations told lawmakers recently.

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