As you are likely aware the U.S. Senate began voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) this week.
The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to begin voting tomorrow, likely in the afternoon, on the repeal.
The MIAAP requests that you contact your U.S. Representative before noon tomorrow to ask that they do not vote to repeal until they have a replacement in place.
Some talking points include:
– Protect the needs of children while considering changes to the ACA
– Maintain or improve on : access to care, preventive care, essential health benefits for children
– Provide insurance coverage for children and their families
– Improve insurance market place
– Maintain coverage for children through the age of 26 through their parent’s policy
– Include Medicaid expansion
– Do not penalize children with preexisting conditions
The most effective messages are short and to the point.
To find out who your U.S. Representative is — go to www.house.gov. Click on Find Your Representative in the upper right hand corner and type in your zip code.
On behalf of the children of MI thank you for your advocacy on this very important issue.
PRESS RELEASE: Repeal of Affordable Care Act is Bad Medicine for Children with Life Threatening Diseases – Members of the Michigan Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Ask Congress to Defend Patients’ Access to Care
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Call for Nominations: 2017 AAP Council & Section Elections
Positions on executive committees of select AAP Councils and Sections are currently available. Executive committees are the leadership bodies of Councils and Sections. Involvement in AAP Councils and Sections are great opportunities for AAP members to participate at the national level. Click here for more information on AAP Councils and Sections.
Candidates/nominees must be current members of AAP Councils and Sections for which they seek a position. Nominating committees of Councils and Sections with vacancies will review the list of nominees and decide which candidates to list on the ballots. Elections for Councils and Sections are scheduled for March 1-31, 2017.
Interested candidates can submit a self-nomination or can be nominated by their Chapter leaders through December 18, 2016 by following the link below.
If you have any questions, you may contact the AAP Council & Section Elections Team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: Please contact the MIAAP office at (517) 484-3013 or email@example.com if you’d like to be considered for an AAP Council & Section position.
On November 18, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved extending the age indication for use of FluLaval® Quadrivalent (ID Biomedical Corporation of Quebec, a subsidiary of GlaxoSmithKline) to include children 6 through 35 months. FluLaval® Quadrivalent is now licensed for use in all persons 6 months of age and older. MDHHS has updated the following flu vaccine educational handouts:
A Quick Look at Inactivated Influenza Vaccines
Seasonal Influenza Vaccines 2016-2017
Who Needs Two Doses of the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine?
Campaign for Dental Health; Life is Better With Teeth
Oral Health Disparities as a Social Justice Issue: The Why and How of Partnering to Tackle Them
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Mona Hanna-Attisha named one of TIME’s Most Influential People!
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Attention Providers: A Letter to Promote the HPV Vaccine!
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the leading health professional organizations in Michigan have published this updated letter regarding the promotion of the HPV Vaccine.
MIAAP President and Flint Lead Crisis Call Attention to Other Stressors for Children
The Detroit Free Press recently published MIAAP’s President Dr. Neil R. Wienberg’s article that addresses the various social stressors children are facing in addition to the Flint Water Crisis. Click here to read the article.
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