National ACP Advocacy Resources

Toolkits

Stabilizing Health Insurance Markets
ACP has prepared a chapter action tool kit that ACP chapters can use to advance policies at the state level that will help ensure continued health coverage and essential benefits, strengthen and expand Medicaid, and stabilize the health insurance market.
Vaccine Exemptions/Elimination of Non-Medical Exemptions from State Immunization Laws
ACP has prepared a chapter action tool kit that ACP chapters can use to help advance legislation in their states that eliminate any existing exemptions, except for medical reasons, from their immunization laws and/or oppose legislation to expand exemptions.
Reducing Administrative Burdens
Great strides have been made to help reduce excessive administrative tasks on physicians and patients and ACP has developed a new online tool to allow you to share your stories of “burden” with us.
Reducing Firearm-Related Injuries and Deaths
ACP has prepared a chapter action tool kit that ACP chapters can use to help advance legislation in their states to reduce firearms-related injuries and deaths.
National ACP Health Policy Pages
Home Page 

  • Where the college stands on key health policy issues, news and recent policy changes.
  • Visit Legislative Action Center for more information about the new Advocates for Internal Medicine Network (AIMn) and the Richard Neubauer Advocate for Internal Medicine Award. 
  • ACA Enrollment - help patients enroll in Health Insurance Marketplaces.
  • The ACP Advocate - bi-weekly, e-newsletter created by ACP members about public policy issues affecting internal medicine and patient care.
  • The ACP Advocacy Blog by Bob Doherty
  • Member Advocacy - other resources to help members advocate ACP policy.
  • ACP Policy Library - a repository of ACP's current and historic policies.

Other National Resources

  • Consumer website: Affordable Care Act - site provides clear, trusted, concise, and easy to understand information by state, timeline, and patient characteristics (small business, under or over age 65, etc.) 
Have an issue PA-ACP should address? Want to get more involved? Contact us!

 

Chairman of the Health and Public Policy Committee
Amy Davis, DO, FACP
Email: amydavisdo@aol.com

 

PA-ACP Services, Inc.               
ERG Partners, John Nikoloff
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President, PA-ACP C6 
Lawrence D. Ward, MD, MPH, FACP
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