ACOG 2016 Voter Guide
Know How Your Vote Impacts Your Practice
When you head to the polls on November 8, 2016, you’re sure to be thinking about the impact of this election year on everything from your family to your taxes and national security.
Remember another big thing when you head to the voting booth: your ob-gyn practice!
This quick guide summarizes key ob-gyn issues at stake this year, complete with questions you can ask any candidate who wants your vote. Dig in by clicking on the issues below!
Patient Access to Contraception: In recent years, many federal and state efforts have attempted to limit access to birth control. LEARN MORE HERE
Political Interference: Political interference in the patient/physician relationship spans a wide variety of state and federal issues. You should never have to choose between following the law and adhering to sound medical training and ethics in caring for your patients. LEARN MORE HERE
Medical Liability: The rising cost of professional liability has driven many ACOG members out of obstetrics, out of their preferred practice area, or out of practice. Medical liability reform is about patient access to health care. LEARN MORE HERE
Physician Payment: ACOG and other medical associations achieved a huge victory when the US Congress repealed the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula, replaced with the Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act (MACRA). MACRA’s regulations are still being finalized. LEARN MORE HERE
Ready to do more? Write to your elected officials on issues you care about at www.acog.org/action. You can also take action on many of ACOG's key issues, from maternal opioid use to the Zika virus!