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Tuesday July 16, 2019
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June 2019 - Volume 15 - Issue 12

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DCMA - Stepping Up Our Game in 2019

With the 2019 Florida Legislative Session officially over, it is time for our organization to reflect on the many accomplishments and challenges we faced in Tallahassee with an eye on how we expand our effectiveness moving forward.

We hope you noticed over the past few months how the DCMA Board of Directors and Staff are intent on renewing our reputation as a force in health care policy on a State and Local level. Leading up to and during this year’s session we held a number of successful events and provided opportunities for our members to engage elected officials.
 
The DCMA PAC hosted and participated in more than 10 fundraisers prior to session. The DCMA Board of Directors travelled to Tallahassee in February to meet the Miami-Dade Legislative Delegation on their turf. The DCMA hosted a Legislative Reception for the delegation. And as a means of keeping our members informed we hosted weekly webinars during session as we actively engaged in important debates in Tallahassee.
 
While it is impossible to control your destiny in the legislative arena, it is a certainty that if you are not engaged your outcomes will be a lot worse. On our website we have provided a summary of all the bills that passed the Legislature that will impact physicians in one way or another.
 
We have also included a summary of those bills that failed during session that would have had an impact on patients or physicians.
 
While we have closed the book on the Legislative Session, our work is just beginning to help our members. The DCMA and DCMA PAC Leadership are committed to expanding the number of physicians actively involved in our efforts. We need your experience, your contacts, and your wisdom as we promote a better future for medicine in Miami.

Fraser Cobbe is Executive Director of the Dade County Medical Association. For additional information, visit www.miamimed.com.

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