Recent news: 

Nebraska receives over $3 million in funding for prescription drug overdose protection
Defying the silence of ALS - Tom Tonniges, MD

"Obamacare" is for Native Americans, too

SERPA-ACO in top 20 nationally
CMS to make ICD-10 transition less disruptive for physicians

Results of CMS end-to-end testing

Doctoring, without the doctor
'Historic' timeline set for basing Medicare pay on 'value'
House panel opens debate on permanent SGR fix moves to shield consumer information

CDC urges caution on opioid prescribing in young women

Doctors will use $150K in grant money to mount coordinated fight on obesity in Nebraska 
Doctors dole out prescriptions for exercise

CDC Health Advisory Regarding the Potential for Circulation of Drifted Influenza A (H3N2) Viruses
Healthcare workers still vulnerable to 'splash and splatter'

PQRS information
 - CMS PQRS - interactive timeline - December 4 Nebraska Hospital Association webinar
U.S. healthcare spending growth hit 53-year low in 2013
CDC: Over half of infants in the US sleep with hazardous bedding

Ebola resources and information for patients and physicians
6 things you need to know about hydrocodone reclassification 

FDA finalizes menu and vending machine calorie labeling rules

17 new senators begin climbing the learning curve
Rick Blatny, Sr., MD, installed as 2014-15 president

Physicians: register June 1 to review Sunshine Act payment data

Stage 3 Meaningful Use final recommendations
Summary of Stage 3 Meaningful Use changes
Cost of ICD-10 more than previously thought
CDC Vital Signs on child passenger safety
CDC releases 2014 adult immunization schedule
Nebraska, Iowa ranked among most dangerous states for driving
Doctors told to get serious about obesity
ACA 101 webinar
ICD-10 Preparedness for the Medical Office webinar
LCMS op ed on health insurance coverage
AMA chart compares SGR bills
CDC urges docs to talk to patients about alcohol consumption
FDA asks docs to limit acetaminophen in prescription meds
Study dispels "urban legends" about frequent ED users
Nebraska FPs betting on success with their own ACO

Study: States that reject Medicaid expansion lose money
More evidence that sugar is harming our hearts

NMA Statement on Affordable Care Act, June 28, 2012

The Nebraska Medical Association remains committed to ensuring health care for all Nebraskans. As advocates for the health of all Nebraskans, NMA member physicians will continue to provide quality health care to all citizens, regardless of insurance status.  

We firmly believe that health care for all should include an emphasis on preventative care, wellness and personal responsibility of the patient. We support provisions to ensure that health insurance access is universal and portable and we understand the need for appropriate cost controls. We also believe in a strong physician/patient relationship in medical decision making.

In 2008, the Nebraska Medical Association contributed to a bill, the Health Care Accessibility and Affordability Act, introduced in the Nebraska Legislature that was the result of nearly two years of discussions with health care related stakeholders. We still believe that the recommendations included in that legislation, including that all Nebraskans be covered by a health plan, are valid and crucial in health care reform. 

Nebraskans Favor Health Coverage for All, Fear Losing Theirs
2008 Survey of Nebraskans on Health Care Issues
Recommendations of the Nebraska Medical Association's Health Care Reform Task Force  

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