As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

"As We See It" uses messages from AAFP leadership, editorials and other opinion pieces to update you on Academy advocacy and other key topics, often including "inside story" information to help you better understand the Academy's actions. From time to time, individual AAFP members may be invited to share their views on issues via guest opinions. As We See It online also is the home for letters to the editor.

Like what you read in As We See It? Beg to differ? Have an issue you think As We See It should address? E-mail your ideas -- and your letters to the editor -- to aafpnews@aafp.org. Or, take advantage of the comments feature shown on each story page to air your views.

Recent "As We See It" Stories

03/31/2015 — Unacceptably low vaccination rates allowed the Disneyland measles outbreak to happen. Paul Hunter, M.D., looks at how we got to this point, and how to stop it from happening again.

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03/31/2015 — Rising insurance deductibles have more patients concerned about out-of-pocket costs. Ryan Neuhofel, D.O., M.P.H., examines how physicians can help.

03/25/2015 — The number of students matching into family medicine continues to increase, but not at a level that accurately reflects the growing student interest in the specialty.

03/24/2015 — During her first winter at a rural practice in Appalachia, Kimberly Becher, M.D., learned that if her patients could not brave treacherous roads to reach her, she would have to go to them.