Category: Discussion

Stemming Gun Violence: A Window of Opportunity

On the morning of December 14, 2012, I was rounding on newborn babies in the hospital. Zipping from room to room I checked on swaddled babies sleeping in the crook of their exhausted mothers’ arms. For a brief moment I glanced at my twitter feed and st…

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Free! Help Patients Understand New ACA Benefits

The Affordable Care Act is now 3 years old! In celebration, the NPA has partnered with the National Women’s Law Center to update our brochure that provides non-partisan, fact-based information about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act for Women. Cl…

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NPA Launches Gun Violence Prevention Project

The tragedy in Newtown has bluntly awakened the medical profession to its core responsibility for action in the area of public health and gun violence prevention. We know that physicians have a unique and vital contribution to make. The NPA views gun v…

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Medicaid Expansion: Take the Money

While governors across America are deciding whether or not to accept federal dollars to expand their own state’s Medicaid eligibility for those up to 138% of the federal poverty level, NPA members are making the moral and economic argument in favor of…

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New Film Calls Medicine to Task

The National Physicians Alliance believes that the best way to win public trust is to earn it.  Hollywood agrees.  Side Effects premiered this week, a Steven Soderbergh film starring Jude Law and Rooney Mara.  Film has rarely been kind to psychiatrists…

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