Oklahoma delegation meets with Sen. James Lankford.

Federal Issues

The OSMA is aggressively involved in advocacy efforts related to the most vital issues in medicine today.

OSMA Makes “Hill Visits” to Congress

The 2017 AMA National Advocacy Conference (NAC) was held February 26 to March 1, 2017, in Washington, D.C. The AMA NAC provides leaders of the medical community from around the country the opportunity to gather and receive the latest information on various political and advocacy issues of interest to physicians and their patients. 

Physicians representing the Oklahoma State Medical Association (OSMA) were President Sherri Baker, M.D., Immediate Past-President Woody Jenkins, M.D.; President-elect Kevin Taubman, M.D.  Also in attendance from Oklahoma were:  Jack Beller, M.D., OSMA Past President and AMA Council on Legislation member; David Holden, M.D., 2017 President of the  Oklahoma County Medical Society; Peter Aran, M.D., 2016 President of the Tulsa County Medical Society;  Jenny Boyer, M.D., Vice-President of the Tulsa County Medical Society, Susan Hull, M.D., OSMA Rural Physician Section Chair;  Jean Hausheer, M.D., OSMA Vice-President, Resident/Fellow Representative Ankur Rughani, M.D., OSMA Executive Director Ken King, CAE; and Associate Executive Director Kathy Musson, CAE.  

Oklahoma attendees, along with OSMA Federal Lobbyist Michael Preston, made “House Calls” to all of the Oklahoma Congressional Delegation. The Oklahoma group also represented the Coalition of State Medical Societies, which is comprised of 10 state medical associations including Oklahoma, representing physicians from coast to coast with more than 180,000 physician and medical student members.

OSMA’s complete Federal Legislative Agenda along with a contact list for the Oklahoma Congressional Delegation are posted in the links above. Additional information on OSMA’s federal legislative agenda is available by contacting Wes Glinsmann, CAE, OSMA Executive Director at (800) 522-9452 or by email to glinsmann@okmed.org.