It has been about a year since I last paid the AAFP any of my money. It feels good. They will never get another dime from me.
Here is their latest request to get me back:
The AAFP offers the influence you need
The fight to improve U.S. health care legislation can seem overwhelming. You’ve advocated on behalf of your patients and the family medicine specialty throughout your entire career, and at times it has seemed like your voice has not been heard. But as a family physician with years of knowledge and experience, the AAFP is listening.
Join the AAFP today to make your voice heard and get legislative representation in Washington, DC, your state capital, and with business leaders and third-party payers to help influence decisions on critical issues affecting family physicians. You’ll also receive a FREE copy of the Family Practice Management Pocket Guide that many physicians use as a handy pocket coding reference.
Stand with 115,900 other members who gain support and resources from the only professional medical society dedicated to family medicine. We’re here to support you in your practice throughout your entire career.
The AAFP offers the influence you need as a family physician. Join today.
Robert L. Wergin, MD, FAAFP
So, let’s break this down. How have they improved U.S. health care legislation? Well, they were all in on Obamacare. They let the ABFM cement their legacy in the recent SGR fix. They were all in to let the NPs and PAs to compete for our jobs. They advocated FOR quality metrics, ACOs, PCMHs, and all sorts of unicorn turd that does nothing and helps no one. But, as they say, they are listening. All I need to do now is pay them over $700 so that their leaders and minions can pretend they are doing something meaningful. Oh, and I will also get a free pocket guide for medical coding (note: DPC docs don’t code).
What a joke.Tweet