ACR Member Advocacy Helps Increase Number of Cosponsors for HR 27474 

June 3, 2023

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As a result of American College of Radiology® (ACR®) member participation in Hill Day 2023, there has been an uptick in the number of cosponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives for ACR-supported H.R. 2474, the Strengthening Medicare for Patients and Providers Act. Review the list of H.R. 2474 cosponsors to see if your member of Congress has signed on; if not, reach out to your representative through the Radiology Advocacy Network Call to Action platform to sign on as a cosponsor.

During Hill Day, the California Radiological Society and the Radiological Society of Louisiana presented the ACR’s Congressional Award for Radiological Excellence (CARE) award to Rep. Raul Ruiz, MD. (D-Cal.) and Sen. Bill Cassidy, MD (R-La.) for their commitment to improving the delivery of quality healthcare in America.

There are many ways to become involved and stay involved throughout the year:

  • Site Visits: Only 19 of the 435 (4%) House members have a healthcare background. It is critical that we educate members of Congress about the essential role radiology plays in the healthcare system, and a site visit is a great way to expand their knowledge. Contact Ted Burnes, ACR Senior Director of Political Affairs, if interested in hosting a site visit with your representative.
  • Check out the RADVOCACY Podcast Hosted by RADPAC to learn great tips about meeting with your member of Congress, and be sure to subscribe to the podcast on Apple or Spotify for future episodes.

For more information about RAN or RADPAC, contact Ted Burnes or Melody Ballesteros, ACR Assistant Director of Government Affairs.