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Physicians Join Petition Delivery to Senate HELP Committee Hearing for Tom Price

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Interim Operations Director January 18, 2017 at 7:07 PM

By Susan Molchan, MD, NPA Board Member   I met with several other groups today, led by Planned Parenthood, to deliver petitions with over 500,000 signatures expressing concerns about the nomination of Congressman Tom Price (R-GA) for secretary of the department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The top Democrat of the Senate Health, Labor, […]

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Seattle Doctors Unite & Rally to Protect Patient Care

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Interim Operations Director January 18, 2017 at 3:16 PM

By Lisa Plymate, MD, Seattle, NPA Board of Directors Member, NPA FDA Task Force Co-Chair So many of us were stunned by election night Nov. 8th – We felt suspended in a nightmare for days.  I almost cancelled my trip to Washington D.C. to attend our NPA Board meeting, just 3 days post election.  It […]

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Fight the ACA Repeal – Call your Senators

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Interim Operations Director January 10, 2017 at 4:56 PM

Take Action – Fight the ACA Repeal Call your Senators to let them know that the “repeal and delay” plan is bad for patients! We are joining allies to tell our Senators to say NO to ACA repeal.  No matter where you live, it is critical that you call your Senators and tell them that […]

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Tom Price Update

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Interim Operations Director January 9, 2017 at 5:28 PM

Good news! Our efforts to fight the nomination of Tom Price as the next HHS Secretary are gaining traction!  More groups are joining our call to oppose Tom Price and he is now being listed as one the top Trump Cabinet nominees that could get derailed. Recently it was reported that Representative Tom Price traded […]

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Tom Price’s Plan to Shift Power from Patients to Doctors

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Interim Operations Director December 19, 2016 at 2:50 PM

Written by Aaron D. Fox, MD, MS, past NPA Copello Health Advocacy Fellow, New York City After Rep. Tom Price, a former orthopedic surgeon, was nominated to be Secretary of Health and Human Services, commentators – including leaders of the American Medical Association – highlighted how his experience as a physician made him a good […]

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More than an Election: Healing the Nation Post – Nov. 8

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Interim Operations Director December 11, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Written by Irène P. Mathieu is a pediatrician and writer. The week after the recent presidential election felt like the longest of my life. Like the rest of the country, I watched the the events of November 8th unfold with a mixture of emotions. That night I was on the edge of my seat in […]

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Tom Price? Really? Add Your Name to NPA Statement Opposing Nomination

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Interim Operations Director December 3, 2016 at 3:20 PM

As many of know, a few days ago President-elect Trump named Rep. Tom Price as his nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. Though several medical organizations quickly endorsed him, NPA led the opposition and was one of the first physician groups to openly oppose the nomination with our statement below: “The […]

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National Physicians Alliance Statement on the Nomination of Rep. Tom Price to be HHS Secretary

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Interim Operations Director November 30, 2016 at 11:30 AM

November 30, 2016 Statement attributable to: Manan Trivedi, MD, MPP President, National Physicians Alliance Contact: Becky Martin, Interim Operations Director National Physicians Alliance becky.martin@npalliance.net Cell: 941/518-7051 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “The National Physicians Alliance opposes the nomination of Dr. Tom Price to become the next Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).  Dr. Price’s efforts to […]

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Tell Congress Stop Push to Gut FDA & Raise Rx Prices

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Interim Operations Director November 28, 2016 at 4:16 PM

Since its inception, the National Physicians Alliance (NPA) has taken a strong stance to ensure that all patients have access to quality, affordable treatments, without undue industry influence. Aligned with these positions, NPA formed our Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Task Force to further ensure that the FDA regulatory process would yield drugs and devices […]

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#HelpAmericaHeal – Call to Action!

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Interim Operations Director November 19, 2016 at 7:00 AM

Last week, NPA convened an inspiring meeting in Washington, DC on the recent election and the way forward. NPA leaders, colleagues from like-minded physician groups, and allies from health justice and public interest organizations came together to share information, strengthen connections, and begin to plan for the next few years. We agreed, only by working […]

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