American Academy of Family Physicians President John Meigs, Jr., MD, sent a letter to President-Elect Donald J. Trump with specific recommendations about what his incoming administration can do to help family physicians better care for their patients. Noting that family medicine is foundational to continued progress in reforming the health care system, Dr. Meigs grouped the AAFP’s priorities into five categories: expanding access to care, ensuring delivery and payment reform, improving affordability, building the primary care workforce, and promoting wellness and prevention.
Certainly there is much work to be done to ensure an accessible, high-quality, efficient and diverse health care system for our country. The AAFP felt it was important to reach out to the president-elect’s transition team immediately. The AAFP stands ready to collaborate with the Trump administration on the important and hard work necessary to achieve these goals.
Prior to Inauguration Day, the AAFP will meet with professional staff representing the president-elect to share priorities and explore opportunities for the AAFP to work with the new administration. Additionally, it will be identifying and advancing the names of family physicians interested in serving in various positions within the administration.