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Title: Sparking single payer strategies within medical societies


1
Sparking single payer strategies within medical
societies
  • PNHP annual conference 10/29/11, 3pm breakout
    session
  • Dr Robert Zarr (Pediatrician, Washington DC)
  • Dr Deborah Leiderman (Neurologist, Washington DC)
  • Richard Bruno (medical student, Portland, OR)

2
Agenda
  • Educating and activating our fellow medical
    society members to build single payer support
    nationally through organized medicine
    infrastructure
  • How do medical society members begin to
    collaborate?
  • What tactics can be utilized successfully within
    medical societies?
  • Interactive session

3
What counts as a medical society?
  • Specialty societies ACOG, AAN, American Society
    of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Primary care societies AAP, AAFP, ACP
  • Large body societies AMA, NPA
  • State/local medical societies Oregon Medical
    Association, Medical Society of Metropolitan
    Portland
  • Student AMSA, AMA-MSS
  • Race National Med Assoc, Natl Hispanic Med Assoc
  • Issue-based PNHP, PSR, PHR, DWB, ethics, legal 
  • Other American Academy of Insurance Medicine?
  • Many have govt/legislative affairs arm that
    lobbies US/state congress.

4
Society Member Collaboration
  1. Letter to the society president (Deborah)
  2. Resolutions to the member congress (Robert,
    Richard)
  3. PNHP can supply list of members who self-identify
    as belonging to certain medical societies

5
Example resolution
  • Passed at AAFP Scientific AssemblySeptember 2011,
    Orlando, FL
  • RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family
    Physicians (AAFP) make available to constituent
    chapters and physician members educational
    resource materials about various health care
    systems including single payer health care plans.

6
Medical society tactics
  1. State constituencies are good starting ground
  2. Building caucus of state chapter delegates to
    strategize within society/prepare for confs
  3. Submitting resolution to educate or advocate for
    single payer
  4. Submitting workshop proposal at confs
  5. Submitting lecture suggestions at confs

7
Interactive session
  1. What societies represented?
  2. What is structure of that society?
  3. What tactics have been attempted?
  4. Type up list of future tactics, collaborations,
    producibles
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