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The Political Action Committee of the Georgia Orthopaedic Society

The Georgia Orthopaedic Society Political Action Committee is a registered State of Georgia PAC and can accept corporate and personal contributions. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our State lobbyist Don Bolia at don.bolia@peachgr.com or on his cell phone at 404-314-4844.

Who We Are
Our Purpose
Why We Do It
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Who We Are

The “Georgia Ortho-PAC”, is the Political Action Arm of the Georgia Orthopaedic Society. It is your voice, your strength, your access to the State Capitol. All funds collected are used to support state candidates seeking state or administrative office. It is your voice, your strength, your access to the State Capitol.

Our Purpose

  • To financially support state candidates for public office who understand medical issues and are aligned with the legislative positions of the Georgia Orthopaedic Society
  • To educate state candidates who are running for political office on issues affecting physicians in Georgia
  • Assist and encourage orthopaedic surgeons and their spouses to individually participate in campaign efforts and establish a relationship with local elected officials
  • Assist and encourage orthopaedic surgeons and their spouses to understand the nature of the legislative and political process

One goal of the Georgia Ortho-PAC is to create opportunities for GOS members to interact with their legislators and elected officials. When contributions are presented, we work to arrange a direct presentation between our members and the candidate or elected official. This allows our members the opportunity to develop a personal relationship with them and to let them know that physicians remain dedicated to the preservation and advancement of quality patient care in Georgia.

As in previous sessions, the 2019-2020 session with be healthcare centric. A few of the issues we will be facing are listed below:

  • Out of Network charges
  • Workers Compensation charges and coverage
  • Certificate of Need

Why We Do It – Results Matter!!

Your contributions to the GOS PAC are leveraged to make sure that member physicians have a true voice in government. It allows GOS to provide non-partisan support to key policy makers that are vital to making decisions on how your practice is governed and allowed to operate.

In 2018, 88% of the candidates that GOS – PAC supported won their elections. This is a significant number in an election year where there was a near 20% turnover in the General Assembly. Additionally, a number of the candidates we chose to support have ended up in higher leadership roles.

Over the last few years, we have had some wins at the Legislature. Much of this success can be attributed to our GOS – PAC activity and the relationships generated. Here are a few of our victories:

  • Prevented harmful out of network payment information
  • Passed legislation protecting doctors traveling with sports teams
  • Prevented harmful scope of practice legislation
  • Worked with a coalition to compromise on a workable PDMP bill

The GOS PAC handles these donations with the highest moral and ethical standards. Policy makers are vetted by the Board of Directors and our members are directly involved in the distribution of the contributions to key elected officials. This ensures that your hard earned dollars have the maximum impact. We hope you will consider making a contribution to the PAC today. It is vital to our cause and vital to the continued success the Society has experienced in the public policy arena. If you have any questions, I encourage you to reach out to your board members and feel free to contact our lobbyist, Don Bolia at 404-314-4844.

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