Orthopaedic surgeons take on Congress

By G. Jake Jaquet and Nick Piatek

Healthcare reform gains momentum in Washington, D.C.

More than 300 orthopaedic surgeons from across the country met in Washington, D.C., April 29–May 2, for the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference (NOLC). Attendees participated in nearly 100 face-to-face meetings with members of Congress and their staffs to educate, express concern, and raise the profile of the orthopaedic community in the healthcare debate.

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