Keypersons are key

July 30, 2013

cooper gowdyAOA Federal Keyperson Michelle Cooper, O.D., of the South Carolina Optometric Physicians Association recently sat down with Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) and discussed optometry’s priority issues. Among his other committee assignments, Rep. Gowdy sits on the U.S. House Education and Workforce Committee, which has jurisdiction over certain health care matters.

AOA Trustee Barb Horn, O.D., and her husband, Mike Weisgerber, O.D., discussed horn milleroptometry’s priority issues with Rep. Candice Miller (R-Mich.) at a fundraising event for the congresswoman in Michigan. As the U.S. House considers important health care legislation, including repeal and replacement of Medicare’s flawed payment formula as well as building support for optometry-specific legislation (H.R. 855 and H.R. 920), the efforts of Drs. Horn and Weisgerber and hundreds of other AOA Federal Keypersons across the country is even more critical.

To become more involved in federal advocacy, contact the AOA Washington office team at 800-365-2219 or ImpactWashingtonDC@aoa.org.

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