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With the important and fast-paced changes happening in health reform policy and politics, we want to make sure doctors and medical students are well-informed and ready to bring our voices to the table. That's why we are sending out a biweekly update of policy news and what Doctors for America members are doing to advocate for a better health care system.

Click on the links to download past updates.  Let us know if you have any feedback or contributions to add!

  • August 24, 2011 [This week: Federal deficit Super Committee. Pre-existing condition plans. Exchange regulations. Bundled payment.]
  • March 4, 2011 [This week: Public confusion. Lawsuit stayed.  State innovation waivers.  Federal budget.]
  • January 21, 2011 [This week: House votes on repeal. More states joining lawsuit]
  • January 7, 2011 [This week: Health reform repeal. Advanced Directives]
  • December 23, 2010 [This week: A year in review.  Looking to the year ahead.]
  • April 1, 2010 [This week: Success for health care reform - next steps]
  • March 2, 2010 [This week: The path forward for comprehensive health reform]
  • February 19, 2010 [This week: Bipartisanship is the buzzword of the week in health reform]
  • February 12, 2010 [This week: The President's bipartisan meeting, consideration of anti-trust legislation]
  • February 5, 2010 [This week: Status of Reform Talks, Reconciliation, the President's Budget]
  • January 15, 2010 [This week: The President rolls up his sleeve. State vs. national exchanges. Financing health reform.]
  • January 7, 2010 [This week: Getting to a final bill. Medicare Pilots. "Meaningful use" of HIT.]
  • December 10, 2009 [This week: Public option compromise. Insurance exchanges. Abortion amendment tabled in the Senate.]
  • December 3, 2009 [This week: Senate CBO score. Independent Medicare Advisory Board. Excise Tax.]
  • November 20, 2009 [This week: SGR repeal passes the House. Senate bill unveiled. Cost containment.]
  • November 12, 2009 [This week: Health reform passes the House. Focus turns to the Senate.]
  • November 5, 2009 [This week: House prepares to vote, GOP announces an alternative, Senate timeline questioned.]
  • October 29, 2009 [This week: the House Bill Released, the Senate Bill and the Public Option, and Rural Health.]
  • October 22, 2009 [This week: the Public Option, the SGR, and Insurance Industry Antitrust.]
  • October 15, 2009 [This week: the Finance Committee Vote, Insurance Industry Attacks, and Defensive Medicine.]
  • October 8, 2009 [This week: the Finance Bill's Cost Estimates, the Public Option, and New Bipartisan Support for Reform.]
  • October 1, 2009 [This week: Public Option Votes in the Finance Committee, Affordability Provisions, and Physician Payment Admendments.]
  • September 24, 2009 [This week: the Debate in the Finance Committee, New Patient Centered Medical Homes Initiatives, and Medical Liability.]

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