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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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Now is the Time for Organizing Doctors!

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director February 24, 2017 at 2:03 PM

Written by Lisa Plymate, MD, Seattle area NPA Board Member and FDA Task Force Co-Chair Here in Seattle, what began as almost a huddle for comfort and reassurance after a highly unsettling election has now expanded almost organically to a group of 80 doctors, eager to resist tearing apart our health care system and fight […]

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NPA-CT Physicians Speak Out at Health Care Town Hall

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director January 31, 2017 at 9:07 PM

Written by Stephen Smith, MD, MPH, NPA-CT Steering Committee Member Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT) spoke about the threats to the ACA to a standing-room-only crowd in Norwich, Connecticut, on January 25, at a meeting co-sponsored by the NPA in Connecticut. NPA founding member Steve Smith also spoke to the group about actions that could be […]

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NPA Statement on Trump Executive Order on Immigration: Read, Sign, Share

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director January 30, 2017 at 11:37 AM

The recent Executive Order released by the Trump administration and the events of this weekend have been of grave concern to us at the National Physicians Alliance. Though we work more explicitly on issues of health care justice, we believe that all forms of justice are critical to a healthy, vibrant and equitable society.  Therefore, […]

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

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy 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 Advocacy 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 Advocacy 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 Advocacy 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 Advocacy 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 Advocacy 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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