Browsing: Advocacy

How to Talk to Your Legislator As medical students and future physicians, each of us can think of an issue or concern that we wish would be handled differently. Often, though, we stop at wishing for
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A Report on Access to Health Care for Medicaid, Medicare, and CHIP Patients Under the ACA Access to health care is a key issue the U.S. government targeted for improvement through the Affordable Car
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Supreme Court Upholds ACA The Supreme Court on June 25 ruled in the case of King v. Burwell, upholding a major provision of the Affordable Care Act.  In a 6-3 decision, the court sided with Secretary
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A Call to Advocacy As my shift is about to start, I look at the board to see what's new and what may be signed out. There's a drunk patient in bed 5, a psychotic patient in 19 in restraints, over in
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Lobbying with ACEP: Health Policy from LAC14 Each May, emergency physicians from across the country converge in Washington, D.C. at ACEP's Leadership and Advocacy Conference (LAC) to advocate for iss
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Developing the Physician Advocate While most of you will have graduated and moved into practice by the time all these changes take place, it is important to remain informed about the current challeng
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A Seat at the Table: Physicians as Policymakers Imagine a world where patients in need of emergent treatment were turned away because of their race, religious beliefs, or ability to pay. Believe it o