“The vision of PT-PAC is to become the #1 health professions PAC providing the resources to create a network of Congressional champions on physical therapy issues.”
The APTA’s political action committee (PAC) is the sole fundraising organization that provides access to and influence of legislators to champion PT legislative interests at the federal level!
The PT-PAC is the direct voice for physical therapists and their patients to the governing bodies on capitol hill and they work hard to ensure that the rights and needs of both our profession, and more importantly, our patients are upheld and continuously brought to attention.
The PT-PAC is funded by contributions of APTA members that understand the importance of a strong voice and presence among our law makers. Those who donate annually make an investment into the future of their profession! When we look at the current political climate and the struggles faced by physical therapists today (Medicare Therapy Cap, SGR, Loan Repayment etc.), we can’t help but wonder how would the story be different if EVERYONE played a role in contributing to the PAC and advocating for the profession.
This weeks #DPTstudent LIVE chat we will be joined by @PTPAC representatives Michael Matlack and Lindsay Still, who will give us a better understanding of how the PAC operates and why member initiative is crucial to the future of physical therapy!
To learn more about the PT-PAC Click Here!
Post written by TJ Janicky (@TJ_Janicky)