REGISTRATION CLOSES JUNE 1 - Dewey Beach Summer 2023! Please join us June 11-15, 2023, at the Hyatt Place Dewey Beach, Delaware, for our Summer Sea-M-E Conference, which will offer more than 20 credits (AOA and AAFP Prescribed) during half-day educational programming that leave plenty of free time for sunshine and social events. Few overnight rooms remain and the room block has been extended until Friday, May 19! Register now.
Mandated insurance coverage for breast cancer screenings signed into law
On May 1, Gov. Josh Shapiro signed his first bill into law, Act 1 of 2023, eliminating out-of-pocket costs for breast cancer screenings and genetic testing. The PAFP-backed bill, sponsored by Senate President Pro-Tempore Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland), is the first in the nation to mandate coverage of genetic testing for the BRCA genes. The PAFP applauds Sen. Ward, Gov. Shapiro and the General Assembly for taking this first step toward improving access to care for millions of Pennsylvanians. Read the PAFP's memo of support.
Primary Care Investment legislation to be introduced
Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) has issued a memo to her Senate colleagues calling for cosponsors of legislation that would create a Primary Care Investment Task Force in Pennsylvania. Greater investment in primary care is linked to lower health care costs, fewer hospitalizations, and better health outcomes, among other benefits. In a separate memo, the PAFP also urged Senate members to cosponsor the legislation. Read Sen. Schwank's cosponsor memo.
2nd Annual Member Appreciation Day at Hershey Park! June 25 in Hershey is the place to be for our 2nd Annual Member Appreciation Day! Perfect weather already predicted. :-) Deeply discounted tickets, free lunch, door prizes and great fun. Reserve your tickets now!