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Op-ed: Physicians are no longer on the front lines of this pandemic. You are.

John Meigs, Jr. – President, Medical Association of the State of Alabama State Health Officer is a difficult role to fill, especially this year. While partisanship and conspiracies continue to divide us, it is the job of the State Health Officer to make decisions for the good of all people throughout Alabama. This is exactly […]

Advocacy in Action: Recapping AAFP’s “Day on the Hill”

Why Advocacy Matters Multiple times each legislative session, the Medical Association’s Government Relations team calls and emails physicians asking them to contact their legislator(s) regarding a specific bill or amendment. As evidenced by the Association’s track record of advocacy successes each year, a number of physicians respond to these “calls to action,” but not near [...]

Discussions with Decisionmakers: Rep. Howard Sanderford

1. Please tell us a little bit about yourself – Primary occupation? Interests? Hobbies? I’m an accountant by education, and received my bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University. Following college, I served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. From there, I went to work with IBM and eventually left to open my own […]

The Perfect Storm for Litigation Resulting From the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act

By: Jim Hoover Millions of American businesses and self-employed individuals applied for and received Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans authorized by the CARES Act. PPP loans are obtained from a bank and guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA). The processes for obtaining loans and loan forgiveness are ripe for many types of possible litigation […]

2nd Annual President’s Council Meeting Joined by Legislative Leadership

Nearly two weeks ago (October 17), the Medical Association hosted its 2nd Annual President’s Council Legislative Roundtable to discuss priorities for the upcoming 2021 Session. This year’s event included a Q&A session with legislative leadership, an open forum with physicians and executive directors from each medical specialty, and an update on major developments with ALAPAC. […]

2021 Legislative Agenda

As the professional association for some 7,000 physicians of all specialties in Alabama, the Medical Association of the State of Alabama exists to serve, lead, and unite physicians in promoting the highest quality of healthcare for the people of Alabama through advocacy, information, and education. The Medical Association of Alabama is proud to advocate on […]