What is the OSA PAC?
The OSA PAC is a political action committee that is maintained as a fund separate from the OSA. It offers a way for OSA members to join together to support candidates elected at the state level who support the philosophy that anesthesia is the practice of medicine. It helps to promote and maintain good relations and communications with these legislators and anesthesiologists. It also allows us to educate legislators of the role anesthesiologists play in maintaining the highest of patient safety for the people of Ohio.
OSA PAC Contribution
Contributions under $250 will receive the OSA PAC lapel pin, designating you as an official OSA PAC member. Contributions of $250 or more will result in your name being printed in the next newsletter and circle of distinction PAC lapel pin. Those contributions of $500 or more will be noted in the newsletter and will receive a Presidential lapel pin which denotes your generous contribution and support of your profession.
Corporate checks are prohibited by State Law, except for “S” corporations. Donations to the PAC are tax deductible up to $50 individually on your Ohio income tax returns and up to $100 if you file jointly with your spouse.
- If you are concerned about nurse anesthetist, physician assistants and other non-physician providers gaining authority to proactive independently, you should contribute to the OSA PAC.
- If you are concerned about the decreasing levels of reimbursement due to managed care, you should contribute to the OSA PAC.
- If you are concerned about maintaining quality patient care standards, you should contribute to the OSA PAC.
- If you are concerned about the rising cost of medical malpractice insurance, you should contribute to the OSA PAC.
- If you are interested in protecting your rights to negotiate with insurers, you should contribute to the OSA PAC.
- You may not want to get involved in government, but government actions will definitely impact you whether you like it or not. The better approach is to help elect policy makers who support anesthesia as the practice of medicine.