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ACP Advocate

October 19, 2018


Advocacy in Action

ACP Fights Back Against Expansion of Short-Term Insurance Options

Policy changes undermine patient protections and threatens to drive up rates for others, College maintains.


ACP Vows to 'Do What It Takes' to Protect Immigrants' Access to Health Care

New government proposal could penalize legal immigrants for using Medicaid and more.


ACP Regulatory News

From Doctors' Perspective, Regulatory Burdens Are Increasing

New nationwide survey finds vast majority say new rules and regulations have not improved patient care.


In Case You Missed It

ACP Says Climate Change Will Harm Health

A new report issued by the United Nations says that unprecedented efforts need to be made in order to have a chance at avoiding catastrophic effects from climate change in the near future. ACP has developed a Climate Change and Health Action Plan to help physicians take action. Read ACP's statement on the report here.


ACP Podcasts Provide Opportunity to Gain CME Credit and MOC Points

ACP has a variety of podcasts that cover a range of medical topics. Members who listen to these podcasts have an opportunity to earn free CME credit and MOC points. Click here to explore ACP's podcasts.


Quick Hits

Submissions wanted for ACP Innovation Challenge 2019

ACP is accepting applications for its fourth annual Innovation Challenge at the 2019 IM Meeting. The event showcases the best and brightest ideas from practicing physicians, fellows, residents, and medical students that have the potential to transform the practice of internal medicine on a national level. Selected finalists will present their projects to a panel of judges in front of a live audience at the meeting. A Grand Prize winner will be selected by the judges and awarded $20,000 to support implementation/study of their idea. The deadline for submitting applications is Nov. 30, 2018. For more information and to apply, visit ACP's website.


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