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AAFP Letter to President-elect Biden - November 20, 2020

...physicians are uniquely qualified to provide comprehensive care for the entire family - from birth through end-of-life. The scope of family medicine encompasses all ages and sexes, each organ system and every disease entity. It is a specialty in breadth that integrates the...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-PresidentElectBiden-AAFPPriorities-112020.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Medicaid Work Requirements

...Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Analyses of these programs suggest that work requirements do not spur a significant number of beneficiaries to seek and gain employment7 and that the evidence to support the idea that work has a positive impact on health and health...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/BKG-MedicaidWorkRequirements.pdf

Joint Letter to Congressional Leaders on COVID Vaccine Funding - June 1, 2020

...1) if there continues to be an increase in the number of Americans who lose their insurance before a vaccine becomes available 2) if social distancing requirements prevent significant numbers of Americans from safely accessing vaccine at their usual source of care; and 3) the...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-Congress-COVIDVaccineInfrastructure-060120.pdf

AAFP Letter to Congresional Leadership on THCGME Reauthorization and Recruitment - ...

...their 2020 matriculating classes. At the same time, applicants are evaluating programs to determine where they will complete their family medicine residency training. Although the recruitment process ends in March of 2020, actions taken by Congress in the next few weeks could...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-Congress-THCGMEReauthRecruit-101719.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress on AHRQ Primary Care Research Center Request - April 2, 2019

...supports research on single diseases rather than the complex, multifaceted care people need in the real-world. An Institute of Medicine report observed that most [specialty- oriented research] is not relevant to primary care because of its focus on singly developed diseases [and]...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/research/ahrq/LT-Congress-AHRQPrimaryCareResearchCenterRequest-040219.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Physician Preceptor Tax Credits

...and coordinated care through robust family medicine preceptorship programs. Evidence shows that early and consistent mentorship of medical students by preceptors increases the likelihood of these students choosing family medicine as a career. The AAFP will continue to advocate for...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/BKG-PreceptorTaxCredit.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Marijuana

...that satisfy the needs of their patients. Despite the limited body of research supporting the medical properties of marijuana, a growing number of patients have turned to medical marijuana to treat symptoms associated with conditions like chronic pain or chemotherapy. The AAFP...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/misc/BKG-Marijuana.pdf

AAFP Response to HHS and DOT Guidance on Section 1332 Waivers - December 19, 2018

...(1) at least as comprehensive in covered benefits as federally operated marketplaces, (2) affordable, (3) provide coverage to a comparable number of residents as would be provided coverage absent a Secretary Azar and Assistant Secretary Kautter Page 2 of 3 December 19, 2018...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/LT-CMS-1332Waivers-121918.pdf

Letter to EandC Full Committee Chairs on Health Care Access Bills - April 3, 2019

...debate, in part, because of the complexity of care family physicians provide and the fact that the number and intricacy of conditions, complaints, and diseases treated in family medicine is far greater than those seen in any other physician specialty. The AAFP supports proposals to...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-ECComm-HealthCareAccessBills-040319.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senator Tester on Rural Physician Workforce Production Act - February 4,...

...the communities they serve need. These financial incentives would extend to urban hospitals as well, for the specific purpose of growing the number of residents they train in rural training tracks. The Rural Physician Workforce Production Act represents a promising way to make...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-Senator-RuralPhysicianWorkforceProductionAct-%20020419.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senator Gardner on Rural Physician Workforce Production Act - February ...

...the communities they serve need. These financial incentives would extend to urban hospitals as well, for the specific purpose of growing the number of residents they train in rural training tracks. The Rural Physician Workforce Production Act represents a promising way to make...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-SenatorGardner-RuralPhysicianWorkforceProductionAct-%20020419.pdf

AAFP Comments to HHS on SUNSET Proposal - December 2, 2020

...the regulation. More specifically, the Department proposes to require that all regulations are assessed for their impact on a substantial number of small entities. For those that are deemed to have a significant impact, HHS will have to more formally review them to determine whether...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-HHS-CommentsSUNSETProposal-120220.pdf

State Speak Out Template

...issues of importance to family medicine. If interested in creating a legislative scorecard, please send the following information to Shelby King (sking@aafp.org). Overall summary of scorecard: For every bill to be included on the scorecard: Bill number Bill action to be...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/grassroots/State-SO-Template.pdf

AAFP Letter Supporting the Primary Care Enhancement Act of 2019 (H.R. 3708) - August ...

...these current legal barriers that prevent patients with HSAs from receiving care from family physicians practicing in a DPC model. A growing number of family physicians are choosing to practice in the DPC model and patient demand for DPC practices is growing. Additionally, employers...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/dpc/LT-RepsBumenauerSmith-PrimaryCareEnhancementAct-081219.pdf

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