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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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NPA Opposes Scott Gottlieb for FDA Commissioner

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director April 6, 2017 at 10:45 AM

NPA Opposes Scott Gottlieb for FDA Commissioner Concerns raised over lack of experience in public health, and extensive financial dealings with industry Download PDF The National Physicians Alliance (NPA) opposes the nomination of Dr. Scott Gottlieb for commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration given his lack of experience in public health, lack of focus […]

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What I Want For National Doctors’ Day: Lower Drug Prices For Patients

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director March 30, 2017 at 6:46 PM

Written by Sanjeev K. Sriram, MD, MPH, Huffington Post Contributor, former NPA Communications Director; Cross-posted from the Huffington Post I am not a fan of National Doctors’ Day. I’ve been a primary care pediatrician for almost 10 years, working exclusively in communities like southeast Washington, DC where families struggle just to get by. My work […]

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Physician Voices Help Protect Patients & Communities! AHCA Bill Withdrawn

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director March 25, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Thanks to your tireless work, the disastrous Republican health care bill has been abandoned! Make no mistake, this was a win for our patients and for our country. Your calls, emails, meetings, donations, op-eds, letters to the editor and all-around activism made a huge difference. This is a moment that should be celebrated and a […]

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CODE BLUE Alert – House Vote Today!

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director March 24, 2017 at 2:15 PM

The House of Representatives is set to vote today on the destructive Trump/Ryan healthcare plan and the vote is going to be extremely close. However, if we don’t voice our opposition loud and clear, this bill will pass. It has never been more important to call your Representative. Click here to find your Representative’s name […]

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NPA President Joins Biden & Pelosi Capitol Hill Call to Action

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director March 22, 2017 at 3:54 PM

Earlier today, NPA President Dr. Manan Trivedi, along with several other NPA physician and medical student colleagues and allies, joined former Vice President Joe Biden, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Governor Jerry Brown, and many members of Congress on the Capitol steps to mark the 7th anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act […]

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NPA Statement on CBO Analysis of the American Health Care Act

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director March 13, 2017 at 10:59 PM

“Earlier today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released their analysis of the anticipated impact should the American Health Care Act (AHCA) be enacted. In short, it is a disaster for patients, communities, and our nation. The CBO estimates that 14 million Americans would lose insurance in the first year after passage of the AHCA, with […]

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National Physicians Alliance Statement on Affordable Care Act Replacement

Posted by Drew Hudson March 7, 2017 at 11:06 AM

The National Physicians Alliance opposes the draft Republican House bill revealed last night. We believe the drastic cuts it proposes to Medicaid, coupled with the substantial reductions in subsidies that helped millions afford healthcare would be extremely detrimental to our patients. Moreover, the bill would, in effect, shift huge costs onto working families, force many […]

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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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