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Advocacy News

2017

April

FEDERAL | AHCA Amendments Leaked Before Congress Returns from Recess

Proposed amendments to the Republicans' American Health Care Act are released as President Trump places increased pressure on Congress to repeal the Obamacare.

STATE | ASPS Battles Well-Funded Optometrist Scope Expansion Efforts

ASPS is working closely with plastic surgery state societies in Florida and North Carolina, where optometrists have funneled tremendous financial resources toward expanding their scope of practice to allow them to perform surgery in the ocular region.

FEDERAL | ASPS Influences Advocacy Priorities for the Surgical Coalition

ASPS joined surgical specialties to discuss key issues that impact the surgical community, including health care reform, medical liability reform, narrow insurance networks and more.

STATE | ASPS Subject Matter Expert Teams Comment on "Right to Shop" Legislation

States are considering legislation that financially incentivizes patients to choose low-cost providers. The Society's physician leadership and Legislative Advocacy Committee recently weighed-in on this emerging legislative trend.