American Academy of Physician Assistants

Legislative Advocacy

Read the latest on AAPA's efforts to advance policy priorities and remove practice barriers at the federal level. 

Testimony and Statements to Congress

AAPA's Statement to the Senate Finance Committee on "Mental Health in America: Where Are We Now?" (PDF) (April 28, 2016)

AAPA's Testimony to the Senate Subcommittee on LHHSEd Regarding FY17 Title VII Appropriations (PDF) (April 15, 2016)

AAPA's Testimony to the House Subcommittee on LHHSEd Regarding FY17 Title VII Appropriations (PDF) (April 15, 2016)

AAPA's Statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee on "Breaking the Cycle: Mental Health and the Justice System" (PDF) (Feb. 10, 2016)

AAPA's Statement to the Senate Finance Committee on the Bipartisan Chronic Care Working Group's Policy Options Document (PDF) Jan. 29, 2016

AAPA's Statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee on "Attacking America's Epidemic of Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse" (PDF) Jan. 27, 2016

AAPA's Statement to the Senate HELP Committee on "Improving Federal Response to Challenges in Mental Health Care in America" (PDF) (Jan. 20, 2016)

AAPA's Statement to the Senate HELP Committee on "Opioid Abuse in America: Facing the Epidemic and Examining Solutions) (PDF) (Dec. 8, 2015)

AAPA's Statement to the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on S. 2134, the Grow Our Own Directive: PA Employment and Education Act of 2015 (PDF) (Nov. 18, 2015)

AAPA's Statement to the Senate HELP Committee on PAs in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment (PDF) (October 29, 2015)

AAPA's Statement for the Record on HR 2536, the Treat Act (PDF) (October 20, 2015)

AAPA's Testimony to Congress 2013-2014

Letters to Congress 

HPNEC Sign-On Letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committees on Full Funding for Title VII in 2017 (PDF)

Sign-On Letter to Sponsors of S. 3130 in Support of the Independence at Home Act of 2016 (PDF)

Sign-On Letter to Senate HELP Committee on Implementation Plan for the National Pain Strategy (PDF)

Sign-On Letter to Congressional Appropriations Committee Leaders on Increasing the Labor-HHS Appropriations Allocation in FY 2017 (PDF)

Letter of Support for PA Education Bills (PDF)

Friends of HRSA Sign-On Letter to Congressional Appropriations Committees on FY2016 Funding for HRSA (PDF)

Letter to House Subcommittee on Health on HR 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (PDF)

Letter to Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pension Committee Leadership on PAs and Mental/Behavioral Health (PDF)

Letter to Sens. Tester and Moran in Support of the GOOD Pilot Program (PDF)

Sign-On Letter to Senate Finance Committee Leaders on Lifting Outdated Telemedicine Restrictions (PDF)

Letter to House Energy and Commerce Committee Leaders on PAs and Mental/Behavioral Health (PDF) 

Sign-On Letter to Congress on Sequestration Relief for NDD Programs (PDF)

Letter to Senate Finance Committee Leaders in Support of the Establishment of the Chronic Care Working Group (PDF)

Sign-On Letter to Senate Finance Committee Leaders on Chronic Care Working Group (PDF)

Letter to Senate HELP Committee Leaders on PAs and EHR (PDF)

Letter to Congressional Leaders in Support of H.R.2, the Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act (PDF)

Thank You Letter to Sens. Susan Collins and Chuck Schumer for Introducing the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2015

Letter to Sens. Susan Collins and Chuck Schumer re: Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2015

AAPA's letters to Congress 2013-2014

Fact Sheets on AAPA Policy Priorities

Top Ten Federal Laws and Regulations Imposing Unnecessary Barriers to Medical Care Provided by PAs (PDF)

PAs Practice Medicine (PDF)

PAs are Frontline Providers for Patients with Mental Health Conditions (PDF)

Utilizing PAs to Combat the Growing Opioid Epidemic (PDF)

PAs Increase Access, Quality, and Cost-Effectiveness in Healthcare (PDF)

Modernizing Medicare Payment System for PAs (PDF)

Hospital Admissions Backgrounder for Congress (PDF)

Allowing PAs to Serve Medicare Hospice Patients (PDF)

Allowing PAs to Order Home Health Care (PDF)

AAPA Overview of Health Insurance Reform Law (PDF)

Cost Estimates for the Coverage of Physician Assistant Services for Medicare Beneficiaries (PDF)

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