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

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy 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 Advocacy 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 Advocacy 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 Advocacy 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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From America’s Healers: A Letter to Our Patients in the Trump Era

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director November 18, 2016 at 4:00 PM

We on the Board of Directors at NPA are so impressed with the letter below from doctors and students at the Cambridge Health Alliance, which aligns perfectly with the values and efforts of NPA towards effective, affordable healthcare; patients-centered, evidence-based medicine; and a condemnation of torture or “enhanced interrogations” in our society; that we asked […]

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Standing Up With Our Patients and Communities

Posted by Jeff Huebner, MD, Chair, NPA Board of Directors November 9, 2016 at 10:00 PM

The sun did rise this morning here in Wisconsin, but it was difficult for me to do so. I have been working for health care for all since my days in college 20 years ago. I am sad, I am frustrated, I am processing, but I had to get up and quickly, together with my […]

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NPA Welcomes New President Manan Trivedi, MD, MPP!

Posted by Jeff Huebner, MD, Chair, NPA Board of Directors October 31, 2016 at 1:37 PM

On behalf of our Board of Directors, I am excited to introduce you to Dr. Manan Trivedi, the new President of the National Physicians Alliance. NPA conducted a robust search process in the prior months that identified not only wonderful candidates for our posted position, but also an expanded vision for NPA’s future work to […]

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