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ACP Advocate

December 3, 2021


Advocacy in Action

ACP Joins Amicus Brief in Support of Reproductive Health Rights

As Supreme Court hears arguments on Mississippi court case, health organizations advocate for patient rights to reproductive health care services.


ACP and the AMA

AMA, ACP Champion Improved Access to Maternal Health Care for Underserved

During the Special Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates, resolutions were adopted to increase coverage for uninsured, extend public health care programs for new mothers, combat disinformation in public health.


In Case You Missed It

Register now for ACP & Annals of Internal Medicine's Upcoming COVID-19 Forum VII: Challenging Clinical Questions

ACP members can register now for the ACP and Annals of Internal Medicine's virtual live event COVID-19 Forum VII: Challenging Clinical Questions, on December 8, 2021 from 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM ET. Our panel of experts will discuss and provide answers to common questions about COVID-19 that physicians face today. Annals of Internal Medicine Deputy Editor Deborah Cotton, MD, MPH will moderate the discussion with the following panelists:

  • Judith S. Currier, MD, MSc, Professor of Medicine and Division Chief, Infectious Diseases at UCLA Department of Medicine Director, UCLA Clinical AIDS Research and Education (CARE) Center
  • Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH Director, Division of Infectious Diseases Professor of Medicine at University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
  • Sabrina A. Assoumou, MD, MPH Assistant Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine

Registration is required to participate in the December 8, 2021 virtual webinar event. A recording of the webinar will be available for anyone to access after the initial airing.


ACP Action Alert - Urge Senators to Support Key Provisions in the Build Back Better Act!

ACP's Advocates for Internal Medicine network issued an action alert this week, asking network members to send a letter to their senators urging them to reach final agreement on massive social spending bill known as the Build Back Better Act/BBBA (H.R. 5376). Find the alert and instructions on how you can take action on ACP's Legislative Action Center. You can learn more about ACP's Advocates for Internal Medicine and how interested ACP members can participate in federal advocacy on the Advocacy section of ACPonline.


ACA Enrollment Now Open

This week, enrollment opened for 2022 Health Insurance Marketplace plans. Plans on the federal marketplace will be open until Jan. 15, but the deadline may vary for states that operate their own marketplaces. ACP has put together resources to help physicians and their staff get the word out about enrollment opportunities and educate their patients about community-based health insurance enrollment assistance. Learn more on the Advocacy section of ACPonline.


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