Political, social and economic changes are having a dramatic effect on the practice of orthopedics locally and nationally. Legislation affects many of the everyday decision of orthopedists around the country.
AAOS is the only political action committee in Washington, D.C., representing the interests of the orthopaedic community before Congress. The Orthopaedic PAC supports candidates for Federal office who share the philosophy of AAOS and who are willing to listen to the concerns of orthopaedic surgeons. The PAC is nonpartisan, giving to both Democrats and Republicans who share similar views. By participating in the PAC, orthopaedic surgeons have an opportunity to help shape legislation that affects their practice and their patients. To join the AAOS PAC “Orthopaedic PAC”, log onto the website at pac.aaos.org.
M.D. PAC, the Connecticut State Medical Society's Political Action Committee speaks on behalf of some 7,000 Connecticut physicians. M.D. PAC provides a way for you to participate in political, legislative and governmental activities that will determine the future parameters of the practice of medicine in the State. M.D. PAC is the physician's unified voice in Hartford. To participate in the CSMS bipartisan political action, log onto www.csms.org.
Log onto the AAOS web at www.aaos.org to get the complete Washington report.