New Academy Resource Answers Questions About Effect of Health Care Reform Legislation on FPs

March 26, 2010 12:50 am News Staff

In the wake of passage of health care reform earlier this week, the AAFP has launched a new Web page designed to help members understand the effect the legislation will have on their practices and their patients. (Editor's Note: Since its launch, this Web page has been modified in both focus and format, but much of the original content still can be accessed via links to other resources.)

According to AAFP EVP Doug Henley, M.D., Academy members value the resources that are available on the AAFP Web site. "At this important time, as new information becomes available about how health reform will impact our members, their practices and their patients, we wanted to make it as easy as possible to find that information in one easily accessible place," he said.

The Health Care Reform 2010 Web page offers information on how the new legislation will affect

  • primary care physicians
  • the practice of medicine,
  • physician payment,
  • family physicians as small business owners,
  • academic family medicine, and
  • patients.

The Web page also has information about what the AAFP thinks is missing from the final legislation.

According to Henley, the AAFP will continue to update the Health Care Reform 2010 Web page as information becomes available.