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Official Call: Come to the Member Meeting
KAFP
This is your official notice of invitation to the Member Meeting when you can vote for your 2015-16 KAFP officers. The election for officers, Delegate and Alternate Delegate will be conducted in person during the Annual Meeting at the Wichita Marriott on Friday, June 12 at noon in the Member Meeting. Active, Resident, and Life members are eligible to vote. You must be present to vote.
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District Ballots due April 30
KAFP
Elections for District Directors (districts 1, 2, 3, 5, 7) were mailed a few weeks ago. Please return your ballot by April 30. Click here to view the district map and current directors. Click on the person’s name below to read his/her statement.
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Resolutions due to KAFP by May 4
KAFP
A great way to get involved is to write a resolution! Resolutions are the official means by which you as a member have input into the Academy's political process. It may sound daunting, but writing and submitting a resolution can be painless. Here's how...
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Urge legislators to support tobacco tax
AAFP/KAFP
Don't forget to contact your Kansas Senator and Representative and ask him/her to support increasing tobacco taxes (SB 233 and HB 2306): Click here for an easy-to-complete Speak Out message. You have a respected voice in your community and your voice carries a lot of weight with the legislature! This policy change will "move the dial" to decrease tobacco use. Here are a few talking points...
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Support KanCare expansion
KAFP
The legislators are on break and will return to Topeka on April 29 to finish the session. You still have time to contact your legislators about KanCare (Medicaid) Expansion, one of KAFP's top legislative priorities.
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HHS reports confirm positive economic impacts of expansion
KHA
More evidence points to the positive impacts of expanding the Kansas Medicaid program, KanCare. Two fact sheets recently release by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services highlight information on the economic impact of Medicaid expansion on individuals' financial circumstances, uncompensated care costs and state Gross Domestic Product. Research confirms that expanding Medicaid will benefit states both directly and indirectly by generating additional federal revenue, increasing jobs and earnings, increasing Gross State Product, increasing state and local revenues (via provider taxes and fees and increased prescription drug rebates), and reducing uncompensated care and hospital costs.
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Identity theft resource
Wichita Police Department
We have heard recently about several physicians having their identity stolen, and it appears that physicians may have been targeted for identity theft. Here is a link to a Wichita Police Department resource that includes steps needed to report and recover.
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