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Mayor Lee Participates in Effort to to Call on California’s Members of Congress to Protect the ACA

Mayor Ed Lee is participating in an effort to call on California’s Members of Congress to protect the ACA. This is part of a nationwide Mayors’ Day of Action on February 22nd, and comes at a time when constituents are asking for town halls across our state to discuss the ACA repeal.

CMS Awards Approximately $100 Million to Help Small Practices Succeed in the Quality Payment Program

CMS awarded approximately $20 million to 11 organizations for the first year of a five-year program to provide on-the-ground training and education about the Quality Payment Program for clinicians in individual or small group practices. CMS intends to invest up to an additional $80 million over the remaining four years.

In Landmark Victory, Court Strikes Down NRA-Backed Gag Rule on Doctors Discussing Guns

A federal appeals court struck down an NRA-backed Florida law that restricted doctors from talking to their patients about the risks of guns. The decision by the full panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta is a victory for the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and Ropes & Gray, who brought the lawsuit on behalf of doctors who believed the law violated their First Amendment rights.