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Block Grants for Medicaid: The Pink Slime of Health Policies

Posted by Mark Ryan, MD May 15, 2012 at 7:00 AM

NPA member Dr. Sanjeev Sriram wrote this blog post, originally posted on his “DR. in D.C.” blog. “When the meatpacking industry sells us pink slime, what really angers American consumers is the feeling of being cheated:  that the corporations’ profit is more important than the quality of their product.  We are left with a feeling […]

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Important 5-minute Survey – Your Input Needed!

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director May 7, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Help build an NPA that represents your values and prioritizes the issues you most care about by responding to this 5-minute survey. The NPA represents supporters throughout the country, with physicians from more than 36 specialties.  We want to hear from all of you. Please take 5 minutes to help us achieve a solid, representative […]

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Looking at Conflicts of Interest in Medicine

Posted by Jean Silver-Isenstadt, MD, PhD, NPA Executive Director May 3, 2012 at 10:37 AM

NPA member Dr. Stephen Smith recently participated in an illuminating discussion of drug company relationships with  physicians on the WNPR Connecticut Public Radio program “Where We Live.”  Listen to the thought-provoking conversation here:  Where We Live: Conflicts of Interest in Health Care.

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Did You Know? NPA Hosts Bi-Monthly Conflict-free Leadership Calls

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director April 27, 2012 at 12:01 AM

NPA provides technical assistance and leadership development to physician and residents interested in reducing conflicts of interest at their home institutions through Bi-Monthly conference calls with experts who are leading the way on the management of relationships with industry. The first call, Leading the Way to Conflict-free Medical Education, was held on February 22nd and […]

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Health Reform Year Two: Tens of Millions Served

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director April 18, 2012 at 12:01 PM

As we mark the second anniversary of the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) now is a good time to have what in medical parlance is called a “time out” and reflect on how far we have come and where we need to go. Some states are challenging the legality of […]

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See NPA at Supreme Court; Links to Hear or Read Oral Arguments

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director March 26, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Monday morning the U.S. Supreme Court heard the first of three days oral testimony surrounding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  Click here to listen to the oral arguments heard by the Court on Monday 3/26. Click here to listen to the oral arguments on the “Individual Mandate” heard by the Court on Tuesday […]

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NPA President Explains Affordable Care Act on Martha Stewart Show

Posted by Jean Silver-Isenstadt, MD, PhD, NPA Executive Director March 21, 2012 at 10:30 AM

On Monday March 19th, 2012, NPA President Dr. Valerie Arkoosh sat down with Martha Stewart to share information about the Affordable Care Act with a broad television audience. Watch the segment here.

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#MDChat: The 2nd Anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Posted by Mark Ryan, MD March 20, 2012 at 11:33 AM

This week is the second anniversary of the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).  Next week the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments about the PPACA’s constitutionality.  At 9 pm Eastern March 20, National Physicians Alliance will be helping moderate a session of the weekly #MDChat TweetChat discussing the status of […]

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Setting the Stage for the ACA’s Second Anniversary

Posted by Mark Ryan, MD March 13, 2012 at 8:00 AM

In one week, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, or ACA for short) will attain its second anniversary.  In preparation for the media attention this milestone will attract, it is necessary to set the stage regarding the ACA’s achievements and popularity. First, a review of what the reforms already in place as a […]

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NPA President on Martha Stewart Show – Monday, March 19

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director March 12, 2012 at 7:00 PM

On Monday, March 19 tune in or set your DVR to see National Physicians Alliance President Dr. Valerie Arkoosh featured on The Martha Stewart Show (Hallmark Channel at 10 AM ET/9 AM C – with same day encore airing at 2 PM ET/next day airing, 1 PM ET). Dr. Arkoosh will be talking about the […]

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