NPA in the News – 2009

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  • “Clinical Scholar Urges Congress to Reform Federal Prevention Programs,” Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (12/30/2009)
  • “Mad in the Middle: Healthcare reform – The good, the bad, & the ugly,”Mad in the Middle on BlogTalkRadio (12/28/2009)
  • “Don’t give into road rage – A doctor’s commentary on the mammogram screening controversy,” Current News Blog (12/22/2009)
  • “Doctors who support the congressional democrats plan to overhaul health insurance” Radioactivity, WMNF 88.5 FM (12/15/2009)
  • “UCSF Physicians Respond to Rep. Eshoo on Evergreening Loophole in Biologics Bill,” The Seminal (12/15/2009)
  • “Report Says Reform Would Increase Spending; Reimportation Won’t Go Away,” MedPage Today (12/11/2009)
  • “NY rally highlights health care’s human face,” People’s Weekly World (12/10/2009)
  • “Protesters demand health care for children,” New York Amsterdam News (11/26/2009)
  • “Ethicists Prod NIH to Spend Money Investigating Conflicts of Interest,”The Chronicle of Higher Education (11/17/2009)
  • “UVa posting its doctors’ financial deals online,” Charlottesville Daily Progress (11/12/2009)
  • “Public Option Needed,” Journal Sentinel (11/09/2009)
  • “Health Care Bill Passes House,” Connecticut Watchdog (11/07/2009)
  • “An Even Better Picture of Most Influential Doctors in US,” USA Today (10/14/2009)
  • “Senior U.S. Health Policy Advisors, Doctors To Hold Health Care Panel Discussion, Live Webcast,” Medical News Today (10/5/2009)
  • “New Twists in the Health Debate,” NYT LTE by NPA-NY leader Dr. Manel Silva (10/2/2009)
  • “Philly to CIGNA, Congress, ‘Health Care Now!’” People’s Weekly World (9/24/2009)
  • “Awesome video of health care rally,” Daily Kos (9/23/2009)
  • “Doctors’ groups unveil health care reform ad,” SEIU blog (9/22/2009)
  • “ICYMI: ‘Half a million doctors support health care reform,” Media Matters (9/22/2009)
  • “Service helps health care providers prescribe drugs,” Bangor Daily News (9/21/2009)
  • “Obama gets praise, questions at health-care rally,” Market Watch (9/17/2009)
  • “Obama woos supporters at massive health care rally,” AFP (9/17/2009)
  • “Poll: Doctors Among Public Option’s Biggest Fans,” NPR (9/15/2009)
  • “Doctors Like Public Option, Especially as a Choice,” Daily Kos (9/15/2009)
  • “Poll Finds Most Doctors Support the Public Option,” NPR (9/14/2009)
  • “Local doctors say health-care reform is necessary,” Daily Comet, Louisiana (9/14/2009)
  • “Broken healthcare and broken lives,” LA Times (9/13/2009)
  • “Pediatrician: We need a Public Option,” Baltimore Sun (9/9/2009)
  • Lobbyists on both sides of health overhaul fight aim ads, demonstrations at returning Congress KFSM (9/4/2009)
  • Reclaiming the Healthcare Battle GRITtv (9/2/2009)
  • Some Anti-Reform Doctors Using Scare Tactics On Patients Huffington Post (9/1/2009)
  • AFSCME Highway to Health Care Ends Tour, Fight for Reform Gears UpAFL-CIO Blog Now (8/31/2009)
  • NY health care rally honors Ted Kennedy People’s Weekly World Newspaper (8/30/2009)
  • Health Care Reform Unity Rally in Times Square Honors KennedyeMediaWire (8/30/2009)
  • First NPA Chinese Media Hit Chinese Language World Journal (8/30/2009)
  • Manhattan Demonstrators Call For Health Care Reform NY1 (8/30/2009)
  • 3000 NYers RALLY for Health Care in Times Square Daily Kos (8/29/2009)
  • “Your 2 Cents,” NY1 (8/27/2009)
  • “Public Health Insurance Plan is Not an Option,” Baltimore Sun (8/23/2009)
  • The Brian Lehrer Show WNYC (8/17/2009), minute 14:37
  • “Canvassers Try to Rally Support for Health Reform,” Philadelphia Inquirer (8/16/2009)
  • “The public option: a broken health system needs it,” Star Tribune (8/16/2009)
  • “Healthcare: The System has Failed Us, and We Should Not Accept Defeat,” The Day (8/16/2009)
  • “Reform Would Cut Costs for the Already Insured,” op-ed by NPA board member Dr. David Grande in Philadelphia Inquirer (8/13/2009)
  • “Death panels, euthanasia, abortion: health care fiction and facts,”People’s Weekly World (8/12/209)
  • “Congressman Walz moved by uninsured man’s tragedy,” Kare 11 (8/12/2009)
  • “Walz holds gathering on health care, will conduct forum soon,” Post Bulletin (8/11/2009)
  • “Congressman Tim Walz Hears from Constituents About the Need for Health Reform,” Fillmore County Journal (8/11/2009)
  • “Explaining Health Care Reform,” WPVI TV, Philadelphia (8/11/2009)
  • “Health Reform Opponents Circulate Smear E-Mail,” PoliticalAffairs.net (8/05/2009)
  • “7 Medical Groups Unite to Push for Action on Health Reform,” Chicago Sun Times 8/03/2009)
  • “AAFP Board Chair Makes Compelling Case for Health Reform” AAFP News (7/31/2009)
  • “Senate Dems blame media for August health deadline,” The Hill (7/30/2009)
  • “FPs Talk About Health Care Reform, Impact on Patient Care in New Video,” AAFP News (7/30/2009)
  • “Harry Reid: Don’t ‘Cry Great Big Tears About the Insurance Industry”CNS News (7/30/2009)
  • “Can Obama Close the Deal on Health Care?” Time (7/30/2009)
  • “The Burden of Health Care Costs for Working Families–Implications for Reform,” NEJM (7/29/2009)
  • “Lackluster Public of Lack of Information?” HealthCare POV (7/24/2009)
  • “Obama Health Plan Gets a Push Here,” Philly Daily News (7/21/2009)
  • “Area Health Professionals Rally for Reform,” Philadelphia Inquirer (7/21/2009)
  • “For one and all?” Sun Gazette (7/18/2009)
  • “Choice: The Public Health-Care Option,” The Ledger (7/18/2009)
  • “One Giant Leap for Healthcare Reform,” The Guardian (7/17/2009)
  • “Insurers Fear a Public Option,” Herald Tribune (7/17/2009)
  • “Health Care Crusader,” The Bend Bulletin (7/13/2009)
  • “Doctors Boo Obama in Chicago,” Dissident Voice (7/04/2009)
  • “Public health care will be focus of forum in Reading church,” Reading Eagle (7/01/2009)
  • “Doctors Deeply Divided Over National Health Care Reform,” Star Tribune (6/27/2009)
  • “Advocates of Universal Health Coverage Rally on Capitol Hill,”Washington Post (6/26/2009)
  • “Thousands Turn Out for Health Care Reform,” Huffington Post (6/26/2009)
  • “A Vision for Health-Care Reform that is Effective and Affordable,”Seattle Times (6/22/2009)
  • “Compromising on Health Reform,” WHYY (6/22/2009)
  • “Health Care ‘Pillars’ Failed,” Bangor Daily News (6/20/2009)
  • “Memo to President Obama: Look Beyond the AMA!” DailyKos (6/20/2009)
  • “Mayo Clinic doctor leaves AMA in protest,” Post Bulletin, Rochester, MN (6/19/2009)
  • “What you Need to Know about Health Care Reform,” CNN Health (6/18/2009)
  • “Doctors Just Want to be Doctors,” YES! Blog (6/17/2009)
  • “Why the AMA Doesn’t Speak for Me…,” Huffington Post (6/17/2009)
  • Interview with NPA Policy Chair Dr. Chris McCoy, Democracy Now (6/16/2009) mid-hour
  • Interview with NPA Policy Chair Dr. Chris McCoy, KPFA Evening News (6/15/2009) around min 15:40
  • “Coalition of Doctor Organizations: Our Patients Deserve the Choice of Public Health Insurance Option,” SEIU Blog (6/15/2009)
  • “NBC’s Guthrie Falsely Suggests the AMA Represents ‘the Nation’s Doctors,’” Media Matters (6/15/2009)
  • “Doc Quits AMA Over Public Plan Position,” Examiner.com (6/12/2009)
  • “AMA Reporting Needs a Second Opinion,” Media Matters (6/12/2009)
  • “Why the AMA Opposes the Public Insurance Plan,” Washington Post (6/11/2009)
  • “Dear AMA: I Quit!” Huffington Post (June 10, 2009)
  • “Farmers Markets Bloom at Hospitals,” CNN Health (6/3/2009)
  • “Federal Bill Would Address Primary Care Shortage,” American Medical News (6/3/2009)
  • “A Fierce Fight Over Free Lunches for Physicians,” Hartford Courant (5/25/2009)
  • “Public Health Plan Should Be an Option,” The Oregonian (5/25/2009)
  • “This is the start of making primary care cool again,” ACP Advocate Blog (5/20/2009)
  • “Health Care Providers and Activists Join Forces for ‘A More Perfect Health Care System,’” Medical News Today (5/18/09)
  • “At Independence Hall, Health Care Professionals Rally for Health Care Reform.” KYW Newsradio (5/15/09)
  • “New Health Reform Ad Touts Public Option” Washington Post (5/13/2009)
  • Comments on the Brian Lehrer Show (minute 19-20:33 of “Health Care Makeover”) (5/12/2009)
  • “Trade Group Proposal Lays Groundwork, But Isn’t an Instant Cure”(5/12/2009)
  • “Health Care Town Hall a Major Success,” NJ Citizen Action (5/4/2009)
  • “Is There a Doctor in the House?” Medill Reports (5/1/2009)
  • “Bill Would Limit ‘Gifts’ to Doctors,” ConnPost.Com (4/28/2009)
  • “Is Health Care a Right or a Privilege?” Street Signs, CNBC (4/16/2009)
  • “Reform is Nothing to Fear,” op-ed by NPA board member Dr. David Grande in Philadelphia Inquirer (3/26/09)
  • “Fearmongering and Health Reform: the Public Insurance Option,”Huffington Post (3/23/2009)
  • “Doctors increasingly close doors to drug reps,…” American Medical News (3/23/2009)
  • “Reform Health Care Now,” letter to San Fransisco Examiner (3/20/2009)
  • “Attorney General: ban gifts to doctors from drug reps,” Hartford Courant (3/9/2009)

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