Protect the Patient-Physician relationship: Support the Women’s Health Protection Act

Family physicians understand the importance of the patient-physician relationship and its role in a patient’s health and outcomes. Our job is not to tell patients what to do; we support and guide them as they make the best decisions for themselves and their families. The recent leak of an opinion statement from the U.S. Supreme Court threatens that very relationship, and thus, the health of our patients. 

Medical decisions belong in the exam room, between a patient and physician. Ask your senators to support the Women’s Health Protection Act to protect patients and the patient-physician relationship.

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Two Weeks to Go in MN Legislative Session: Health-Care-Related Updates

The Minnesota Legislature has about two weeks left in the 2022 Legislative Session.

Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) legislative rep Dave Renner, CAE, provides an update from the Capitol on the passage of frontline worker pay; continued movement on MAFP priority issues (e.g., updates to the All-Payer Claims Database, rural primary care residency training funding and limits to mid-year formulary changes); mental health support for health care workers and more.

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2022 MN Legislative Session Update: Health & Human Services Omnibus Bill, Reinsurance Program Extended + More

Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) legislative rep Dave Renner, CAE, shares the latest health-care-related updates from the Minnesota Legislature, including highlights from last week’s hearing on the Minnesota House Health and Human Services omnibus bill; the extension of the state’s reinsurance program; movement to pass opioid legislation; and support for addressing health care worker mental health and well-being.

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