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Obamacare “Repeal & Replace” options crash in Washington (again). Perennial campaign promises to repeal and replace “Obamacare” were no match for political realities, intraparty division in Washington, opposition from nearly every health care and patient organizations, as well as many state governors. The latest slimmed-down “Skinny Repeal” version would have eliminated health-insurance mandates for individuals […] Read More

We can effect change… According to the CDC, approximately 70% of American adults are overweight or obese, and this number is only increasing. We know the risks associated with being overweight/obese – diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, certain forms of cancers, etc, so this is certainly a public health crisis worth our attention. Now more than […] Read More

President’s Message Shannon Connolly, MD, FAAFP Spring greetings from the Los Angeles Academy of Family Physicians! Academy members have been very busy this season with advocacy work, educational events, and community outreach. Here are just a few highlights of recent and future events. Advocacy: As Washington recently announced, the Affordable Care Act will be the […] Read More

Editorial Monique George, MD Let’s get real. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed right now. If your Facebook feed is anything like mine, it is exploding with politics. Emotive clickbait-style writing suffocates truth and reason. Stories are biased, mean and occasionally outright fabrications. The onslaught is fatiguing. Scorekeeping ‘journalism’ should have ended sometime between November eighth […] Read More