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  Speak Out' against NP independence legislation Feb. 24, 2017
The newly introduced Senate Bill 25 would eliminate the important patient safeguard of a required written collaborative agreement between a nurse practitioner (NP) and two physicians in Pennsylvania; a House version is also expected. Use the AAFP's Speak Out tool to tell your legislator to oppose this bill. 
  GOP won't repeal and replace: former House speaker Feb. 23, 2017
John Boehner, former House Speaker, says he doesn't think a full repeal-and-replace of the Affordable Care Act is going to happen. Politico reports Boehner called the idea that such a plan would easily pass through Congress "happy talk," and predicted that any changes to the health care legislation would likely be modest.
  Pennsylvanians voice concerns at health care town hall Feb. 22, 2017
Pennsylvanians concerned about a repeal of the Affordable Care Act discussed their fears in Allentown yesterday. According to PennLive, Republican Sen. Pat Toomey was invited but declined to participate in the event. Similar town halls in support of the health law have been cropping up across the U.S. in recent days.
  Flu season hits its peak Feb. 21, 2017
It's the apex of the flu season. According to the Allentown Morning Call, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) characterizes flu activity in Pennsylvania as "high." Physicians should remind patients that it is not too late to get the flu shot - in fact, most flu activity occurs in January or later.
  Featured: Stay PAFP Connect-ed for news you can use Feb. 1, 2017
The PAFP Connect app, available on iOS and Android devices, is the best way members can communicate, collaborate, and stay informed about the PAFP's activities and family medicine in Pennsylvania. From groups for every practice area to daily news updates, it's a must-have for every member. Download it today! 






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