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What Physicians Should Know About the ACA

Posted by Drew Hudson March 23, 2011 at 9:00 AM

As part of our NPA Webinar Series: Understanding the ACA, Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, NPA President offered this 15 minute presentation on the benefits of the ACA. You can view the webinar below. Dr. David Grande, NPA Board member and Dr. Jeff Huebner, NPA Policy Committee member will be answering questions on this page for the […]

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What Physicians Should Know About Benefits for Seniors

Posted by Drew Hudson March 22, 2011 at 12:15 PM

As part of our series of Anniversary week webinars for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Joe Baker, President of the Medicare Rights Center, gave a 15 minute presentation and answered questions about the benefits of the ACA for seniors.  Dr. Jeff Huebner, a family physician practicing in Madison, WI and a member of the NPA […]

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Plans to root out fake, substandard meds at both ends of Pennsylvania Ave

Posted by Jean Silver-Isenstadt, MD, PhD, NPA Executive Director March 22, 2011 at 12:01 PM

Cross posted with permission from PostScript, a blog from Community Catalyst Major chemical-makers have told FDA they’ll chip in to make sure foreign ingredient factories get inspected, and in the Capitol such a cooperative spirit to tighten up security and oversight in the prescription and over-the-counter drug supply is growing. Last week the White House […]

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What Physicians Should Know About Benefits for Small Business

Posted by Drew Hudson March 21, 2011 at 12:15 PM

As part of our NPA Anniversary week Webinar Series: Understanding the ACA, Jessica Stone of the Small Business Majority answered questions immediately following her 15 minute webinar on the benefits of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for small businesses. A recording of the webinar is posted below, but if you’ve still got a question about […]

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Test Your Health Care Reform Knowledge

Posted by March 18, 2011 at 8:20 AM

Check out this terrific, interactive quiz from the Kaiser Family Foundation, get your personal score, and see where you fall on the bell curve of public awareness.  Have you been able to tell the truths from the myths about the new health law?  Find out in five minutes.

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Learn About Medicare

Posted by March 15, 2011 at 8:23 PM

Kaiser Family Foundation has information available on what Medicare is. This briefing will also explain how the Patient Protection and Accountable Care Act affects Medicare.

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What we are celebrating, and what we are still fighting for

Posted by Mark Ryan, MD March 15, 2011 at 10:41 AM

Next week marks the first anniversary of the passage of the Patient Protection and Accountable Care Act (PPACA).  This is a good time to remind ourselves what reforms were enacted in the PPACA. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Urban Institute recently released a report (pdf) analyzing how the PPACA increases access to health […]

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Family Planning Funding, Politics and Infant Mortality: a call for data driven policy

Posted by March 11, 2011 at 10:09 AM

Despite the millions of dollars invested in prenatal care, the US infant mortality rate remains stubbornly high, ranking now 29th in the world.  Republicans and Democrats alike can agree that each of these deaths represents a tragedy and a public health failure.  Only a few interventions have been demonstrated to decrease infant mortality, yet the […]

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Physicians, Executions and the Lethal Injection

Posted by March 8, 2011 at 5:06 PM

Why does the U.S. need to be told by European countries that using medical resources to kill inmates is unacceptable? What will it take for us to step up as a profession against the lethal injection? Whatever our individual stances on the death penalty are, we should come together as physicians and recognize that killing for the purposes of punishment is not within our professional duties.

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New Insurance – Bad Medicine

Posted by March 8, 2011 at 1:01 PM

It is deplorable that because my patient had the good fortune of getting a new job that he is expected to change from an effective, well-tolerated medicine on which he has been stable for 13 years to another expensive medicine that has little or no supporting data.

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