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ACP Advocacy Blog

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Bob Doherty

Representing the American College of Physicians on societal and public policy issues, he runs one of the more  [Read More]

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Are doctors ready to embrace single payer health care?
Single payer health care is enjoying a boomlet in public opinion.  A Pew Research Center poll released in June 2017 found that, "Overall, 33 percent of the public now favors such a ‘single payer' approach to health insurance, up 5 percentage points s...
ACP Advocacy Blog
Wednesday, February 28, 2018


What did ACP advocacy achieve in a year of unparalleled challenge?
What did ACP advocacy achieve in a year of unparalleled challenge?2017 was the most challenging year that I have experienced in my 38 years of advocating for internists.To put things in perspective, I joined the governmental affairs staff of the Amer...
ACP Advocacy Blog
Thursday, January 4, 2018


Warning: Congress' tax reform bill is bad for your health
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ACP Advocacy Blog
Thursday, November 30, 2017


Before Patients Over Paperwork, there was Patients Before Paperwork
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) new initiative to reduce the paperwork burden on doctors and patients, deemed Patients Over Paperwork, is remarkably similar to ACP's campaign, called Patients Before Paperwork, to accomplish the ...
ACP Advocacy Blog
Tuesday, October 31, 2017


Doctors Defending Dreamers
Why should physicians care about President Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program?Because it brings "great harm" to health care, to medical education, and to the country, said the American College of Physici...
ACP Advocacy Blog
Wednesday, September 6, 2017


Physicians' efforts to save the ACA are a redemptive moment for the medical profession
While many people contributed to the defeat of the current efforts by Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), physicians had a big role in organizing opposition to repeal, individually and collectively through their professional societies—i...
ACP Advocacy Blog
Thursday, August 10, 2017


Heartless and Harmful
President Trump told a group of Republican Senators that the House-based American Health Care Act is "mean"—and on this he surely called it right! How else would one describe a bill that would take health insurance away from 23 million people, allow ...
ACP Advocacy Blog
Friday, June 23, 2017


Now, it's the "Undeserving Sick" who don't deserve health care
It's been a long-held truism among conservatives that many of those who live in poverty in the United States are undeserving of help, because, well, it's their own fault.  If they lived more virtuous lifestyles, studied and worked harder, and of cour...
ACP Advocacy Blog
Tuesday, May 16, 2017


How to make a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad bill even worse
It's BACK—the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Last month, I blogged about how the bill, called the American Health Care Act, was the worst legislation for health care of any that I have...
ACP Advocacy Blog
Thursday, April 27, 2017


In 38 years advocating for doctors, patients I've never seen a bill that will do more harm to health
When I tweetedthis on Monday morning about the House GOP bill to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act, I had no idea that it would result in me appearing on MSNBC's Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell or that it and my other tweets would be ref...
ACP Advocacy Blog
Thursday, March 23, 2017



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