Orthopaedic PAC keeps the doors open

By Stuart L. Weinstein, MD

The battle over healthcare reform is far from over!

As the Deficit Reduction talks continue in Washington, DC, continuing discussions over healthcare reform and debt-exacerbating policies like the Sustainable Growth Rate, Medicare, and medical liability reform remain a high priority. Not surprisingly, many of these issues have been included in discussions and white papers concerning the deficit and any proposed solutions. For years, orthopaedic surgeons have been developing relationships with Congressional members through advocacy efforts by the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the efforts of the Orthopaedic Political Action Committee (PAC). These efforts have resulted in various legislative victories repealing provisions in the healthcare law and the introduction of new legislation.

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