NCMS PAC — Primary Election Success!
May 11th, 2012 by Chip Baggett
Your NCMS PAC has been hard at work raising money since the 2010 general elections to be ready to assist those legislators that would face primary challenges in 2012. We are pleased to announce that, through the generous support of members like you, your NCMS PAC was able to invest in 72 candidates for office this year. All but four of those candidates have now won their election or moved on to face a challenger in the general election this November.
Even with this success, there is still more to do. The campaign season never ends and we have to gear up for an even bigger battle this fall. Your NCMS PAC was able to contribute more than $180,000 this spring and we will need to do that and more again in just a few short months. Please consider becoming a sustaining donor to the PAC by committing to $20 per month or making a one-time gift of $250.
Your ongoing support enables the NCMS to continue to have strong advocacy programs on behalf of you and your patients. While the focus of many of our reports over the past year have been centered on tort reform, we have also had outstanding success with protecting Medicaid physician services rates, defending against lesser trained practitioners seeking the endorsement of the state through licensure, progress on workers compensation laws and improvements to the insurance regulations that cost your practice time, money and resources.
This success is only possible through your contributions to the NCMS PAC, your personal relationships with local legislators and ongoing communication about our goals and positions on bills of interest to you. NCMS staff will be organizing communication throughout the legislative session that begins next week and we will be doing elections briefings in early September to help you prepare for November. We hope that you will choose to be part of this winning team and consider a contribution today.