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As national healthcare reform moves forward at a frantic pace, it may be very detrimental to urology. There is no time to waste; UROPAC needs your financial support now more than ever.
A major battle in urology’s fight is Congress’ attempt to limit your access to in-office ultrasound. Ultrasound is a key diagnostic tool for specialists much like the stethoscope is for primary care physicians. Congress is attempting to expand the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s (MedPAC) recommendation meant to apply only to advanced, expensive imaging such as CT, MRI and PET scans to more cost-effective imaging such as ultrasound. They are also seeking to expand the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) accreditation requirement to ultrasound…Read More
Congressman Schweikert Tours Arizona Prostate Cancer Center
UROPAC Board Member Dr. William Bohnert recently played host to Representative David Schweikert (R-Arizona) during his visit to his group practice in Scottsdale.
Rep. Schweikert was given the opportunity to tour the facility, learn the day to day operations of the doctors and staff, and see firsthand the positive impact the practice has on the community. Along with the tour a reception was held to welcome Rep. Schweikert and present him with a campaign contribution check.
Dr. Bohnert’s efforts highlight the importance of group practice’s hosting facility tours for Members of Congress. Such events help build a lasting and constructive relationship between a group practice and their Member of Congress. They can earn local press for a practice and help to underscore their commitment to serving a community. And they demonstrate how pending or future legislation could impact the practice or facility.
The UROPAC staff stands ready and willing to assist other urology groups who wish to host their Member of Congress for a tour and/or reception.
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UROPAC thanks its Capitol Club ($1000+), Congressional Benefactor ($535+), and UROPAC Member ($250+) members for their generous contributions.
These contributions allow urology to speak with one voice to elected officials, and expands your influence beyond your individual legislative district. We will continue our fight in this critical year even more aggressively than ever.
Update on Supreme Court Campaign Finance Decision:
In January, the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 vote to end a 20-year-old limit on corporate and union influence on Presidential and Congressional campaigns. Corporations and unions had been prohibited for decades from spending money from their general treasuries aimed at electing or defeating candidates. The ruling now allows corporations to spend general treasury funds freely to support or oppose campaigns and candidacies. The decision, however, left in place the prohibition on direct contributions from corporations and unions to candidates. Many are bracing for a dramatic increase in political spending.
The ruling does not impact UROPAC or other political action committees (PACs) that set limits on the amount individuals may contribute to a candidate. PAC funding is composed of voluntary donations from individuals and employees of a corporation or union, but not from a corporation or union’s treasuries. To be clear, urologists are encouraged to give their personal funds to UROPAC, rather than corporate/LLC funds, which cannot be distributed to regulated federal campaign finance entities.