As a physician, you may question the importance of your specialty society engaging in grassroots political activism and legislative advocacy. It is very important to understand how important and influential physicians can be in the legislative arena. Joining together and exerting this influence is essential in maintaining and expanding patient access and exemplary health care in our state.
As a physician you are being urged to start and continue your political education so your specialty society can call on you for insight and even expert testimony in the legislature. Your patients and your profession are owed the continued support and political involvement of you and your fellow physicians.
To learn more about the many advocacy issues facing physicians in internal medicine and its subspecialties, visit the ACP Advocacy website.