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Protect Health Care – Physician Voices Make a Difference!

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director March 1, 2017 at 7:20 AM

The NPA is actively working to ensure that consumer protections and coverage expansions guaranteed through the ACA are built upon, not dismantled. NEW Resource! Threats to Medicaid:  Understanding the House Health Care Bill & the Senate Dynamics a slide presentation by Edwin Park and Ellen Nissenbaum with the Center on Budget & Policy Priorities (NPA […]

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Take Action to Stop the Senate Health Care Bill!

Posted by Drew Hudson June 23, 2017 at 12:48 PM

There are events going on over the next few days to help stop the Senate from passing the American Health Care Act. Please use the list below to look for events in your state and register. You can also search for events using the following tools: – Town Hall Project – Organizing for America Volunteer […]

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NPA Calls on Senators to Protect Health Care & Open Legislative Process

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director May 25, 2017 at 5:19 PM

Today, the NPA sent the letter below to key Senate leaders. We encourage you to read on, consider sharing the letter with colleagues, and contacting your own Senators to express your concerns – click here to find their contact info. NPA Calls on Senators to Protect Health Care & Open Legislative Process Senator Orrin Hatch, […]

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How Our Obsession with “Quality Metrics” Drives Overuse

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director May 17, 2017 at 11:53 AM

Written by Stephen R. Smith, M.D., M.P.H., NPA Founding Board Member & NPA-CT Steering Committee Member Like nearly all clinicians, I get an annual “report card” on my clinical performance based on a set of “quality metrics” with data gleaned from our electronic health records. While many will attest to being driven crazy by these […]

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NPA Statement on Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director May 15, 2017 at 5:05 PM

National Physicians Alliance Statement on Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder The National Physicians Alliance supports access to evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder, including medication-assisted therapies such as methadone, buprenorphine and naltrexone.  Only 1 in 10 people with substance use disorders currently receive treatment.  We hope that Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price will […]

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NPA Statement on Confirmation of FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director May 10, 2017 at 3:10 PM

Statement attributable to Manan Trivedi, MD, MPP President, National Physicians Alliance “The National Physicians Alliance (NPA) is dismayed that Dr. Scott Gottlieb was confirmed earlier today by the U.S. Senate as the next commissioner for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Given his lack of experience in public health, his extensive financial entanglements with drug, […]

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National Physicians Alliance Statement on American Health Care Act Vote

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director May 4, 2017 at 3:44 PM

The American Health Care Act (AHCA), passed today by the House of Representatives, will lead to 24 million fewer insured Americans, eliminate protections for those with preexisting conditions, gut coverage requirements by eliminating essential health benefits and end Medicaid as we know it. “As physicians, we know how that this legislation will devastate millions of […]

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Say No to ACA Repeal Vote!

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director May 4, 2017 at 6:00 AM

The disastrous Republican ACA repeal bill, the American Health Care Act, is going to the House floor for vote on Thursday and the count is very close. This is a Red Alert! We know we’ve asked before, but because this is so critical physician voices are heard loud and clear, we’re asking again. Please call […]

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NPA Opposes Newest Republican Health Care Proposal

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director April 27, 2017 at 2:03 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 27, 2017 CONTACT: Becky Martin, Advocacy Director National Physicians Alliance c: 941/518-7051 becky@npalliance.org National Physicians Alliance Opposes Newest Republican Health Care Proposal Statement attributable to Manan Trivedi, MD, MPP, President, National Physicians Alliance “The National Physicians Alliance remains opposed to the latest health care proposal. In fact, we feel the latest […]

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The U.S. Health Workforce Needs: Relying Now on Developing Country Professionals, U.S. Trained Workers in Future

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director April 18, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Written by NPA Board Members Richard Seifman, JD, MBA and Kate Tulenko, MD, MPH, MPhil Every year the US imports tens of thousands of foreign-born, foreign-trained health workers. Many of these workers provide critical services in rural areas, other underserved areas as well as in major cities. These workers often come from developing countries, some […]

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Selling Adult ADHD: NPR coverage helps advance drug industry marketing campaign

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director April 17, 2017 at 11:32 AM

Written by Susan Molchan, MD, a regular contributors at HealthNewsReview.org, who has previously worked at the FDA, and is a member of the NPA Board of Directors and FDA Task Force. Cross-posted from HealthNewsReview.org “Do You Zone Out? Procrastinate? Might be Adult ADHD.” If you think this sounds like the prelude to a drug commercial […]

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