The expertise, experience, and perspective of physicians and physician assistants practicing in Washington is crucial to helping to inform
our advocacy on your behalf. And, it's often crucial in helping to inform legislators' decision-making on policy being debated at the state
and federal levels.
On this page, we'll highlight some of WSMA's top advocacy priorities where lawmakers need to hear from physicians and PAs directly.
In what amounts to a "perfect storm" of payment cuts going into effect on
Jan. 1, physician practices face the following stack of Medicare financial
hits amounting to a 9.75% cut. These include:
These cuts, if allowed to go into effect, would lead to fewer primary care
providers, limited access to specialists, a disruption in care, and
additional barriers to life-saving treatment.
Now is the time to build on that momentum and demand that Congress take
action to address these devastating Medicare cuts before it's too late.
Please take a moment and
contact your senators and representative to tell them to cancel the