The need for primary care physicians, who can provide first contact and comprehensive continuous care for adults, will continue to rise as the population ages, its health care needs increase, and the demand for acute, chronic, and long-term care escalates.
Learn more about how ACP is addressing this issue to ensure the voice of internists are heard.
- ACP support letter to Reps. Castor and Heck for the Creating Access to Residency Education (CARE) Act, H.R. 1117 (11-May-15)
- ACP support letter to Reps. Crowley and Boustany for the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act, H.R. 2124 (11-May-15)
- ACP support letter to Sens. Nelson, Schumer, Reid for the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act, S. 1148 (11-May-15)
- ACP letter to House Energy & Commerce Committee on Graduate Medical Education (16-Jan-15)
- Joint Letter to Senate on Preserving Medicare Funding for GME (20-Nov-13)
- Letter to Chairmen and Ranking Members of House and Senate Appropriations Committees supporting funding for workforce commission (20-May-13)
- ACP letter of support for S. 616, the Conrad State 30 and Physician Access Act (1-May-13)
- Letter to Representatives Crowley and Grimm regarding their GME legislation H.R. 1180 -Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2013 (17-Apr-13)
- ACP letter to Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers in support of H.R. 487, the Primary Care Workforce Access and Improvement Act of 2013 (16-Apr-13)
- ACP letter to Senators Nelson, Schumer, and Reid supporting S. 577, the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2013 (16-Apr-13)
- ACP letter to Reps Aaron Schock and Allyson Schwartz supporting H.R. 1201, The Training Tomorrow's Doctors Today Act (16-Apr-13)
- Statement for the Record of the American College of Physicians to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (15-Mar-13)
- Joint Letter Urging Increased Funding for Public Health (4-Mar-13)
- Letter to the President: Funding Title VII VIII and to the House and Senate (27-Feb-13)
- House and Senate Letter Title VII VIII (27-Feb-13)
- Comments on Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Programs, and Exchanges (21-Feb-13)
- FY2013 Budget, Department of Health and Human Services (29-Mar-12)
- Letter to Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in support of H.R. 3667, the Primary Care Workforce Access and Improvement Act of 2011 (28-Mar-12)
- Joint Letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees Urging Increased Funding for the Sec 747 Training in Primary Care Medicine program for FY2013 (20-Mar-12)
- Letter to Sen. Conrad in support of S. 1979, the "Conrad State 30 Improvement Act" (26-Jan-12)
- Joint Letter from IM Community to Senators on Request to IOM for Review of GME System (24-Jan-12)
- Aligning GME Policy with the Nation's Health Care Workforce Needs, ACP Policy Paper (7-Sep-11)
- Five Prescriptions for Ensuring the Future of Primary Care (May-11)
- Solutions to the Challenges Facing Primary Care Medicine (20-Apr-09)
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Putting to Rest the "Death Panel" Lie
- Tuesday, July 21, 2015
ACP and the "LGBT Agenda"
- Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Supreme Court: "Congress passed the ACA to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them."
- Thursday, June 25, 2015