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2019 SurgeonsVoice Grassroots Activity Makes an Impact

January 24, 2020 1:44 PM | Anonymous


The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Advocacy and Health Policy (DAHP) reported numerous legislative successes last year, including the introduction or reintroduction of more than 16 ACS-supported bills.

These accomplishments are attributable in large part to surgeon-advocate engagement via SurgeonsVoice. Thousands of participants contacted members of Congress about key health policy priorities, resulting in nearly 6,000 grassroots actions. To date, activity surrounding surprise or unanticipated medical billing had the highest participation rate of any issue campaign, with more than 1,100 Fellows, residents, and young surgeons working to effect change.

Surgeons’ voices and expertise continue to play a critical role in helping to educate and inform policymakers. As Congress continues to consider important health care legislation that will affect surgical patient care, all ACS members are encouraged to engage in advocacy.

To learn more and participate, visit the SurgeonsVoice web page.

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