Organization News

Here are the latest stories from the NPA:

NPA National Committees—Call for Applications

In January 2010, the NPA Board of Directors will select new leaders for the organization’s national committees. All NPA members are encouraged to apply.  Most Committees have multiple appointed positions available.  Click here for more information and on-line application.  To review your dues history and member profile, click here.

NPA’s 2010 Annual Meeting—Registration Open!

Join colleagues from across the country at the 5th Annual Meeting of the National Physicians Alliance, Waves of Change: Developing Physician Leadership in our Practices, Communities, and Nation.  This creative 3-day conference will take place in beautiful Long Beach, CA, March 13-15, 2010.  Early bird registration now open!

NPA Calls on Senate to Require Transparency

The NPA is calling on the Senate to ensure full transparency from health insurers.  Click here to read NPA letter.

U.S. Senate Introduces Long-Awaited Health Reform Bill

On November 18th, Senator Harry Reid introduced the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  For links to the full text, a concise, downloadable summary, and the CBO letter scoring the bill, click here.

For additional material, click here.

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Historic Health Reform Bill!

On November 7, the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act, with a vote of 220-215 (click here to see how your rep voted).  For a rich summary of the bill from the House Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, and Education and Labor Committees, click here.  For the full text of the bill, click here.

For more information on the Stupak amendment, click here. For a Kaiser Foundation summary of HR3962, click here.

NPA’s letter of support for HR3962

Inaugural National Grand Rounds

On Monday October 5th, the National Physicians Alliance Foundation, in partnership with the American Medical Student Association, convened a first-of-its-kind National Grand Rounds in Washington, DC.  The panel, moderated by Dr. Arthur Kellermann, included health policy advisers from HHS, the Senate HELP Committee, and the House Energy and Commerce Committee who fielded diverse questions from physicians all over the country.  The webcast of this event is now available for viewing at http://www.NationalGrandRounds.org

New Ad Highlights Overwhelming Physician Suppport for Health Reform

Download and post this striking, new print ad showing that HALF A MILLION DOCTORS SUPPORT HEALTH REFORM.

Poll Finds Most Doctors Support a Public Option

A new study published in theNew England Journal of Medicine finds that when polled, nearly three-quarters of physicians supported some form of a public option, either alone or in combination with private insurance options.  http://healthcarereform.nejm.org/?p=1790&query=home  Read more….

Find a Town Hall Near You!

Physicians are needed to help restore the health reform debate to one of facts and one of promise. There is too much at stake to simply observe the fear-mongering and distortion. We encourage physicians to put on white coats and attend town hall events in your area.  Click here to find an event near you and please let us know if you’re going to attend by emailing: npa@npalliance.org!

For a pdf listing of town halls by state-date,
click here.  Do call and confirm time-location, as sometimes these are changed at the last minute!

Send Us Your Health Care Story

We are looking for true stories documenting the challenges that our patients face in the current, employer-based system.  We especially welcome stories about those who became ill and found out that they were under-insured or have lost their insurance due to job loss.  Click here to share your experience.

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