Michigan Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) is the state’s largest specialty physician association. With more than 4,200 members, MAFP is dedicated to assisting Family Physicians and their practices as they work to ensure high-quality, cost-effective healthcare for patients of all ages.
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On December 14, a federal judge in Texas ruled the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional based on Congress’ repeal of the individual mandate in 2017. While the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services assured that the ruling “is not an injunction that halts the enforcement of the law and not a final judgment,” it raises uncertainty of the ACA’s future and its many protections for millions of people across the country.
On December 4, the Michigan House Health Policy Committee passed a package of bills introduced by Representative Ed Canfield, DO that would exempt Family Physicians from Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements. The bills now head to the Senate Health Policy Committee for consideration.
MAFP is participating in a Twitter chat hosted by Michigan State Medical Society on Tuesday, December 11, 12-1 pm ET, to educate and encourage Michiganders to write their lawmakers on the value of Michigan's Auto No-Fault System. The system continues to be the center of ongoing debate and is likely to be a legislative focus during Lame Duck. MAFP's Advocacy Committee Chair, Glenn Dergansky, DO, FAAFP, will represent MAFP by tweeting from @MIFamilyDocs. You're invited to join, too--just follow and use the hashtag #NoFaultSavesLives.
The House Health Policy Committee convened on December 4 and 5 for what were likely the last committee meetings of the 2017-2018 legislative session, according to Chairman Hank Vaupel. During these meetings, the committee considered and passed several bills of interest to Family Physicians.
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