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  Pa. health insurers plead for rate increases July 28, 2016 
Pennsylvania health insurers are asking for double-digit rate hikes for individual policies. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports the requests before the Insurance Department are as high as 48.1 percent for Highmark companies. More than 500,000 Pennsylvanians are covered through individual plans.
 
 
  Do APRNs need physician oversight? July 27, 2016 
A Medscape special report explores whether advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) need physician oversight. Among the topics discussed is proposed rule allowing the Dept. of Veterans Affairs to grant full practice authority to APRNs. The PAFP opposes; tell the VA to keep physician-led health care teams.
 
 
  CDC issues new Zika testing guidelines July 26, 2016 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has adjusted its Zika testing guidelines for pregnant women. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports pregnant women may undergo a blood test for the virus 14 days after symptoms appear. By July, 14,400 pregnant women in the continental U.S. showed signs of Zika.
 
 
  Stay safe in the summer heat July 25, 2016 
It's going to be oppressively hot this week, and some Pennsylvania back yards could even see triple-digit temperatures. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says people should drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids, stay indoors, find air conditioning if possible, and check on older or at-risk neighbors.
 
 
  Featured: Tell the VA to keep physician-lead health care teams
The Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA) has published a proposed rule allowing the VA to grant full practice authority to advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), disregarding scope of practice laws in states like Pennsylvania. Use the AAFP's Speak Out tool to tell the VA to keep physician-led health care teams. 

 
 
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Read statements from at-large Board of Directors candidates March 9, 2016 
At the PAFP's Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh on Friday, March 11, PAFP members will be voting on candidates for the At Large positions on the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians 2016-2017 Board of Directors. Statements from these candidates can be found at the top of the Members Only webpage.
 
Read statements from at-large Board of Directors candidates March 9, 2016 
At the PAFP's Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh on Friday, March 11, PAFP members will be voting on candidates for the At Large positions on the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians 2016-2017 Board of Directors. Statements from these candidates can be found at the top of the Members Only webpage.
Read statements from at-large Board of Directors candidates March 9, 2016 
At the PAFP's Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh on Friday, March 11, PAFP members will be voting on candidates for the At Large positions on the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians 2016-2017 Board of Directors. Statements from these candidates can be found at the top of the Members Only webpage.
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November 18-20, 2016
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