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Government Relations

IAFP asks AAFP to step up Tort Reform advocacy.  Read our letter to AAFP

IAFP co-signs letter to President Trump with over 350 organizations to reiterate our total support for vaccines. 

Current Issues - State Government

Illinois General Assembly web site Check the schedule, find a bill, find your legislators here

Medicaid MCO updates

IAFP submits comments to Illinois Dept. of Healthcare and Family Services supporting the Section 1115 Research and Development Waiver application for Illinois.   Read our statement (09/30/2016)

Stopgap budget approved by the General Assembly June 30.  Read a short analysis here. 

IAFP Supports Tobacco 21 policies

7/5/2017 -  IAFP letter to Berwyn City Council in support of ordinance to be considered July 25, 2017.  The Council voted to amend the current ordinance updating all age requirements to 21!  They will adopt the revised policy at their next meeting.

3/29/17 - IAFP President-Elect Asim Jaffer, MD, FAAFP speaks at a Statehouse press conference supporting a Tobacco 21 law for Illinois.  Read his statement

Read our Letter to the Editor by then-President Alvia Siddiqi, MD, FAAFP supporting Tobacco 21 and Other Tobacco Products Tax for the City of Chicago.  The proposal has advanced out of the Finance committee and is scheduled for consideration at the March 16 Chicago City Council meeting. 

 04/08/16 Oppose HB 5029 House Floor Amendment 1 - no exemptions to Smoke-Free Illinois law.  Contact your Illinois representative and use this fact sheet for details

The HEAL Act - a tax on sugar sweetened beverages would generate much needed revenue to support Medicaid while combating obesity tied to over-consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages.  Go to http://healthebudget.org/ to send a letter via the Health the Budget advocacy campaign hosted by the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity.   Co-signed letter from IAFP and ICAAP supporting HEAL Act:  Urging legislators to support this bill adding an excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages to support Medicaid programs, as well as more access to safe activity and proper food choices.

  IAFPs introduction to Gov. Rauner

FAQs from IAFP members on the Affordable Care Act

  Opioid Prescribing – House Amendment #1 to HB 1 addresses the abuse of heroin and preventing prescription opioids from being misused.

Health Care Right of Conscience Act SB1564

Testimony and statements

Support for Teaching Health Centers

IAFP statement on supporting graduate medical education and Illinois family medicine residency programs. 

Opposition to Mandated Hepatitis C Screening

IAFP testimony on Medicaid MCO