New York Family Physicians Lobby Congress

7/31/2012
Members of the NYSAFP were in Washington, DC, May 14-15 for the annual Family Medicine Congressional Conference and met with members of NY’s congressional delegation to discuss health care issues of particular importance to family physicians and the patients they serve.
 
 
Members of the NYSAFP were in Washington, DC, May 14-15 for the annual Family Medicine Congressional Conference and met with members of NY’s congressional delegation to discuss health care issues of particular importance to family physicians and the patients they serve.

The NY delegation included NYSAFP executive vice president Vito Grasso: Jun David, MD: Mark Krotowski, MD; Marc Price, DO; Tochi Iroku-Malize, MD; Tom Campbell, MD; Francesca Denker, MD; Elizabeth Lynn, MD; and Brendan O’Connor, MD.

“NY was well represented once again at this important conference and on Capitol Hill,” said EVP Vito Grasso, “The issues are complex and the message we conveyed to our legislators was that greater investment in and empowerment of primary care is the best way to achieve improvements in our health care system that will both enhance clinical outcomes and reduce wasteful spending.”

The NY delegation had appointments with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Rep. Paul Tonko, Rep. Louise Slaughter, Rep. Edolphus Towns and Rep. Chris Gibson.

“We focused our discussion with legislators on physician payment reform, funding for primary care training and loan repayment programs,” Mr. Grasso explained.

The Family Medicine Congressional Conference is an annual leadership development and policy advocacy conference of the American Academy of Family Physicians. 
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