A New Congress
January marked the beginning of the 112th Congress. The House of Representatives experienced a historic turnover and the Senate has many new members as well. Most of these newly elected officials are not yet familiar with family medicine.
Here’s how you can help.
is an excellent time for you to get to know your legislators and
educate them about family medicine and the issues you and your fellow
family physicians face on a daily basis. Please email your federal
legislators or better yet consider setting up an introductory meeting
with them. We’ve made it easy for you by providing:
- a template letter for you to email your legislators;
- a guide to meeting with elected officials; and
- issue papers to assist you in your discussions.
Family physicians like you can be an invaluable resource for legislators who continue to grapple with important health care issues that will affect you and your colleagues for years to come. You can help make sure your legislators have the practical, front-line information only you can provide before they make some of these crucial decisions. Think of how much better our health care system could be as a result.