APMA News - April 2013 - (Page 40)
Report from the APMAPAC Chair
By Barney A. Greenberg, DPM
Team APMAPAC=Commitment +
Meaningful Donation + Political Action
The 28th Annual APMA Podiatric Mediour Title XIX legislation, enabling its passage
cal Legislative Conference has just concludin this congressional session.
ed, and the podiatric profession’s voice was
Team APMAPAC is entering its fourth
heard loud and clear on Capitol Hill. Particimonth strong, gaining donors from regional
pants underscored the need for a permanent
meetings, association meetings, and solicita40th Anniversar y
fi x for the broken sustainable growth rate
tion letters. Our state coordinators and amformula used to determine physician reimbassadors are out in full force after a very
bursements under Medicare, inclusion of podiatrists as physiinformative training session at the Legislative Conference, with
cians under the Medicaid (Title XIX) program, and the profesnew ideas to stimulate political action from all of our members.
sion’s many other legislative issues. The APMA Board of Trustees,
Political action, as I have said before, is not only limited to a
APMAPAC Board of Directors, APMAPAC coordinators, state
meaningful donation to APMAPAC, but also requires commucomponent society presidents and executive directors, and ponication with legislative offices and follow-up activity to attain
diatric medical students were among those lobbying for two
After the Legislative Conference is when the real work
days in Washington, DC. This activity creates more awareness
begins. We need two things from you as a member of Team
on Capitol Hill that our profession provides the best foot and
APMAPAC: 1) meaningful donations to support our friends
ankle care in the most cost-effective manner. I truly believe that
and make new friends in Congress; and 2) contact with legall of the energy we expended will result in many cosponsors for
islators via calls to legislative offices, appointments in the
districts, and support of your legislators through fundraisers
(you could even hold a fundraiser). All these activities will
solidify congressional awareness of our needs when healthcare issues are on the table.
Remember: Because there are only 12,000 members of
APMA in a nation of more than 300 million people, it is necessary for our political action to be uniform, with a team approach that includes every APMA member. Meaningful donations, no matter the size, are necessary to achieve our goals.
You have a voice, and if you’ve been to the eAdvocacy website
(www.apma.org/eAdvocacy) and sent a message to your members of Congress, you know how to use it, so amplify that voice
today by sending your personal contribution to APMAPAC.
With your help—making a meaningful donation and participating in political action—we can build a better tomorrow for our profession!
Contact Dr. Greenberg at email@example.com.
PURPOSE: The American Podiatric Medical Association Political Action Committee’s purpose is to raise and disburse funds to candidates for federal office who
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
law does not permit corporate contributions to be used for donation to candidates for
federal office. Political contributions are not deductible for income tax purposes.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of APMA News - April 2013
APMA News - April 2013
Beat Bunion Blues: APMA’s Spring PR Campaign
Matthew G. Garoufalis, DPM: Presidential Inaugural Speech to the APMA House of Delegates
Nuts and Bolts of the House of Delegates and Resoultions Outcomes
State Advocacy in Focus: Building Relationships
Medicare Advantage: Answering Questions about Coverage
2012 Podiatric Practice Survey: Corporation Type
Podiatric Medical Assistants’ Program at The National Promotes Team Learning
Annual Scientifi c Meeting Registration Forms
Annual Scientifi c Meeting Sponsors
Team APMA 5K Run/Walk
Seeking Award Nominations
Federal Advocacy Forum
APMAPAC Chair Report
Inside APMA’s Social Media
On the Road with APMA
Small Business 101
Worthy of Note
Classifi ed Advertising
Dates to Remember
APMA News - April 2013