Relationships between urologists, policy makers yield positive results
Based on a partnership with Urology Times, articles from the American Association of Clinical Urologists (AACU) provide updates on legislative processes and issues affecting urologists. We welcome your comments and suggestions. Contact the AACU government affairs office at 847-517-1050 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
November 2016 - Given the complex nature of health care issues, elected officials depend on subject matter experts to enhance their understanding of a proposed policy's impact on their district. Office staff and lobbyists serve as one source of information, providing an insider's perspective that is peppered with political considerations. It is worth noting, however, that lawmakers consistently assess direct contact with constituents as highly influential during the legislative process.
How, then, can urologists connect with legislators to explain how a proposed law or regulation impacts patients and the community?