The Political Action Committee (PAC) of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, also known as the OrthoPAC, is one of the most powerful and well-respected healthcare PACs in Washington, DC. Since its inception in 1999, the OrthoPAC has advocated at the federal level for orthopaedic patients and orthopaedic surgery as a profession. This manuscript will familiarize the reader with PACs, the history and structure of the OrthoPAC, important accomplishments of the OrthoPAC, current legislative positions, and leadership/organization. We also review the various ways that orthopaedic surgeons can engage in advocacy for musculoskeletal care.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons|
|State||Published - Jul 15 2020|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine