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Thursday, May 10, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Advocacy Update »
Health Cost Transparency Passes Senate Floor Legislation to increase price transparency for consumers ( SF 3480 ) passe...
Friday, April 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
22 Resolutions Heard at 2018 House of Delegates »
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Friday, March 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Minnesota’s Family Physicians Support Proposed Bipartisan Gun Violence Safety Legislation »
St. Louis Park, MN: March 12, 2018: Just days before our member Senator Scott Jensen and a bipartisan group of his colleag...
Friday, March 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Advocacy Update »
Things are rolling now! Dave Renner and MAFP staff are keeping an eye on our issues as the Legislature’s policy committee...
Friday, March 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Advocacy Update »
The legislature is two weeks in and the MAFP has been busy keeping an eye on developments on behalf of our members and pat...
Friday, September 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Report from the 2017 Congress of Delegates »
I write from San Antonio, Texas, as we close the 2017 AAFP Congress of Delegates (COD). This is my final year as a dele...
Saturday, July 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
22 Resolutions Heard at 2017 House of Delegates »
2017 was one for the record books with 22 resolutions submitted by members and local chapters and heard at the House of De...
Friday, May 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislature Misses Its Deadline; Finishes in Special Session »
Legislature Misses Its Deadline; Finishes in Special Session The Minnesota Legislature came into the 2017 session in ea...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
9 Attend Family Medicine Advocacy Summit in D.C. »
Minnesota had 9 representatives at the AAFP Family Medicine Advocacy Summit in Washington DC May 22-23, 2017.  ...
Thursday, May 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Past President Julie Anderson, MD, FAAFP Testifies on Prior Authorization »
Past president Julie Anderson, MD, FAAFP, testifies on prior authorization before the House Health and Human Services...
Thursday, May 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Two Weeks to Go in Legislative Session and Action Moves Behind Closed Doors »
With two weeks to go in the 2017 legislative session all focus has shifted to final budget negotiations. The House and...
Friday, April 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislative Update »
Sprint to the Session’s End Begins The one task the 2017 legislature must complete this year - passage of bills to fund...
Friday, March 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislative Activity in March »
March has seen a flurry of legislative activity - below is a summary of what’s been happening. Funding Bills Unveile...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MAFP Votes to Oppose AHCA »
On Saturday, March 18, 2017, the MAFP Board of Directors passed a motion to officially oppose the American Health Car...
Wednesday, March 8, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MAFP Seeks Tobacco 21 Champions »
Attention: MAFP members Breaking News:  Tobacco 21 article from Sun Sailor, Plymouth, MN:  Sun_Sailor_Art...
Saturday, March 4, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MAFP Board Member Testifies in Support of UM Funding for FP Residencies + More Legislative Activity »
MAFP Board Member Testifies in Support of UM Funding for FP Residencies In its budget request for state funding the Uni...
Friday, February 3, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dave Renner, MAFP Legislative Representative, Reports from the Capitol »
Prior Authorization Reform Bill Introduced Legislation to reform the medication prior authorization was introduced in...
Wednesday, January 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MAFP Sends Letter to Governor Dayton »
On December 2, 2016, U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy sent a letter to Governors and Commissioners seeking input...
Tuesday, January 3, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MAFP Sets 2017 Legislative Priorities »
The MAFP Board of Directors approved three legislative priorities for 2017 at the December 10, 2016 board meeting. The...
Monday, November 14, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Takeaways for Family Physicians from the 2016 AAFP State Legislative Conference »
by Julie Anderson, MD and Lynne Lillie, MD We had the privilege to attend the 2016 AAFP State Legislative Conference ,...
Wednesday, October 26, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
MAFP Receives AAFP Grant for Tobacco and Nicotine Advocacy »
The MAFP was one of five recipients selected to receive a $10,000 “mini grant” from the AAFP for innovative tobacco and ni...
Wednesday, October 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Members Testify at MN Environmental Quality Board to Change State Rules for Copper-nickel Mines »
This afternoon, October 19. 2016, the MN Environmental Quality Board (EQB) held their regular meeting in St. Paul. On the...
Tuesday, October 11, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
MAFP’s Petition to Require Health Impact Assessment for Sulfide Mining Will Be Heard at MN EQB »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MINNESOTA ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS’ PETITION TO REQUIRE HEALTH IMPACT ASSESSMENT FOR SULFIDE...
Monday, May 23, 2016
MN Legislative Wrap-Up »
2016 Legislative Session Ends in Chaos; Result a Mix for MAFP By Dave Renner, MAFP Legislative Representative As rep...
Friday, May 13, 2016
Legislative Update »
One Week to Go; Still Waiting for Global Agreement With the May 23 Constitutional deadline just over a week away it is...
Friday, April 29, 2016
Legislative Update »
Three Weeks Left, No Global Agreement With three weeks left until the Constitutional deadline to adjourn both the Repub...
Friday, April 15, 2016
Legislative Update »
Five Weeks Left; Large Differences Remain between House and Senate The legislature has five weeks to go before their Co...
Friday, April 1, 2016
Legislative Update »
Frist Committee Deadline Today Only four weeks into the 2016 legislative session and the Legislature has reached the fi...
Friday, March 18, 2016
Legislative Update »
Governor Announces Supplemental Budget Proposal With session getting off to a rocky start related to process and commit...
Friday, March 4, 2016
Legislative Update »
The Start of Session and the Return of Legislative Updates With Legislators from around the state returning to St. Paul...
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Legislative Update »
Legislative Session Finishes in a Flurry; Special Session Pending The 2015 legislative session came to a close in fast...
Friday, May 1, 2015
Legislative Update »
HHS Budget Bills Head to Conference Committee Covering the second largest part of the state’s budget, the HHS omnibus...
Friday, April 17, 2015
Legislative Update »
House Committee Unveils HHS Finance Omnibus As the Legislature moves into focusing its efforts on passing the state's b...
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Legislative Update »
Easter/Passover Break Marks Session's Midpoint Friday, March 27 th began a 10-day break for the Easter and Passover...
Friday, March 20, 2015
Legislative Update »
Prior Auth Reform Continues to Move Forward The bill to provide more transparency and standardization to the prior auth...

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