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MMA, Orgs Speak Out Against Latest ACA Repeal Effort
The MMA has joined a coalition of more than 100 Minnesota organizations speaking out against the latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Read more here.
MMA Urges St. Paul to Restrict Menthol Cigarettes
The MMA sent a letter to St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and City Council members on Sept. 21 urging them to support a proposed ordinance that restricts where menthol tobacco products can be sold in St. Paul. Read more here
MMA's Annual Conference is This Weekend in Rochester
There's still time to sign up for this weekend's Annual Conference in Rochester. The event opens Friday, Sept. 22 with a pre-conference reception from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mayo Civic Center. A full day of activities begins with an Open Issues Forum at 7 a.m. on Saturday and continues throughout the day with a series of educational and policy sessions. The morning keynote will focus on the opioid epidemic. The Theater of Public Policy performs its own brand of improv comedy at 4 p.m. The day concludes with another reception from 5 to 7 p.m. You won't want to miss it!
Senate Select Committee Considers Changing Payment Systems
The Senate Select Committee on Health Care Access and Affordability continued its busy schedule with a meeting on Sept. 14 that focused on efforts to change the payment systems from "fee-for-service" to a "Total Cost of Care" approach. Read more here
Medical Students Seeking Physician Mentors to Help with Opioid Campaign
The medical student-run Hands on Advocacy project is seeking physicians and other health care professionals to help with its 2017-2018 campaign, which will focus on the opioid epidemic. Read more here.
Opportunity to Weigh in On Open Issues Forum
Can't make it to this year's Annual Conference but want to weigh in on the topics being discussed at the Open Issues Forum? Review the background document on the topics here, then send an email to mma@mnmed.org. We'll get input to the MMA's Policy Council for future consideration. 
Save the Date: MMA's 2018 Day at the Capitol is March 14
The MMA's annual Day at the Capitol will be held March 14, 2018. It's a fantastic opportunity to get directly involved in the advocacy process at the Capitol and meet with state legislators. The 2018 session starts Feb. 20, so our Day at the Capitol is at the opportune time to start influencing pro-medicine legislation. Get it on your calendar today!
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