The AAFP submitted written testimony to the House Energy and Commerce Committee emphasizing its support for expanding state Medicaid programs and creating health insurance exchanges to increase access to health care. AAFP Board Chair Glen Stream, M.D., said the two elements of the Affordable Care Act also will foster the patient-centered medical home model and help it become "the foundation of a new health care system that is built on a foundation of continuous and comprehensive primary care."

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