APMA News - February 2013 - (Page 36)
Report from the APMAPAC Chair
By Barney A. Greenberg, DPM
Teamwork + Commitment +
Meaningful Donation = Team APMAPAC
four quarters to the game. In our game, we
Many years ago when I was president
have 12 months to finish the game and
of my synagogue, I was in charge of concomplete the win. The win is securing
structing a new building for our memPromoting Professional Excellence and Patient Advocacy
$1million and making every APMA members. My plan was to get every member of
ber a player in Team APMAPAC.
the congregation to partake in some way
40th Anniversar y
to make the project a success. I raised $1
Our Medicaid (Title XIX) legislamillion from 600 families to complete our goal. Some gave a
tion is a major focus for APMA again this year, and APMA is
very large donation, some small, and some gave their time
also working on numerous other legislative initiatives to help
and commitment, but everyone participated.
support and protect our profession. It is of utmost imporWith more than 12,000 APMA members, there is no reatance to get our Medicaid bill passed in order to secure parity
son why we cannot attain the same success.
for our profession. When the Affordable Care Act goes into
As APMAPAC chair, I am charged with the responsibility
full effect in the coming years, millions of Americans who
to raise funds for APMA to help each and every one of us
previously couldn’t afford health insurance will be eligible for
politically. My goal is for all members to make a meaningful
coverage under the expansions to Medicaid that are underdonation, no matter the amount, and for you to show your
way now, and we cannot be left out of the health-care team.
commitment and support to our profession by becoming a
Does your state cover your services for Medicaid patients?
politically active member of Team APMAPAC.
Does your state guarantee your right to participate in MedicTeam APMAPAC started its inaugural season January 1,
aid? Because of the way podiatrists are defined under Medic2013, and we are off to a roaring start. In many sports there are
aid, we are always potentially on the chopping block to be
cut out of this program. Help us to help the profession today
by making a meaningful donation to APMAPAC.
Become a member of the team that will protect and enhance your livelihood. If you have given regularly, please give
early this year and consider making a little extra pledge today.
If you have not given in the past, it is time that you do!
You cannot depend on others to do the job for which each of
us are responsible.
SWAP CONFUSION AND CLUTTER WITH
Visit www.apma.org/PACDonate and contribute to
APMAPAC today. And while you’re on the site, write to Congress and get your colleagues to do the same.
With your support, Team APMAPAC can make its goal
and win for the profession.
Contact Dr. Greenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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support the legislative priorities and goals of the podiatric medical profession.
IMPORTANT: Any contribution amounts noted here are suggested amounts. You may
contribute more, less, or not contribute without concern of being favored or disadvantaged. Occupation/employer information is required for aggregate annual contributions of more than $200.00 by the Federal Election Campaign Act. Federal election
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of APMA News - February 2013
APMA News - February 2013
Table of Contents
Keeping Boots on the Ground: Podiatric Physicians in the Military
Catch Comedian Tom Cotter at The National Opening Session
Annual Meeting Sponsors
State Advocacy in Focus: Sowing Grassroots Advocacy
APMA Staff Celebrates 100th Anniversary with Time Capsule
Social Media 101: Strategies for Today’s Podiatrist
2012 Podiatric Practice Survey: Year of Graduation from Podiatric Medical College by Practice Arrangement Type
Federal Advocacy Forum
APMAPAC Chair Report
Small Business 101
Seeking Award Nominations
Call for Abstracts
Worthy of Note
Call for Abstracts
List of Affi liated Organizations
Classifi ed Advertising
Dates to Remember
2013 Annual Scientific Meeting Preliminary Program
APMA News - February 2013