AMAC Action kicked-off 2022 with successful efforts to save the Senate filibuster. Activity quickly pivoted to the states where AMAC Action advocates prioritized health care, energy costs, education, crime, election integrity, and Article V issues for membership advocacy.
AMAC members lent their voices in significant numbers to support the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) efforts to conduct a thorough examination of the business practices of group purchasing organizations (GPO) and pharmacy benefit managers (PBM), respectively, to lower prices in the hospital and outpatient prescription drug supply chains. The membership registered a huge victory when, based in part on the sheer volume of messages left on their website, the FTC announced an investigation into the business practices of the top six pharmacy benefit managers in June.
AMAC Action initiated its first foray into corporate advocacy with a campaign enabling members to voice their opinion on the “woke” policies of Walt Disney World.
AMAC Action launched 41 calls-to-action in the first six months of 2022 and members responded by contacting federal and state representatives, regulatory agencies, and corporate officials with over 248,000 messages, calls, and comments.
AMAC Action recognized National Poll Worker Recruitment Day with a membership-wide initiative to encourage members to work their local polls for the primary and mid-term elections. AMAC members answered call-to-action requests to learn how to become more involved in the election process and consistently comprised up to 50 percent of the attendance at statewide election integrity summits organized in states throughout the country. Furthermore, numerous AMAC members committed to working the polls in primary and run-off elections in Texas and New Hampshire.
Additional legislative victories on issues ranging from retirement savings, election integrity, critical race theory, hospital price transparency, an Article V Fiscal Responsibility constitutional amendment, and managed Medicaid were achieved in Florida, New Mexico, Indiana, Colorado, South Carolina, and Arizona.
“We are off to a strong start this year and thanks to the high level of engagement from AMAC members, we will continue to rack up additional legislative and policy victories throughout 2022” said AMAC Action President Bob Carlstrom. Carlstrom continued, “We encourage every AMAC member to read this report to realize just how much we amplify both their voices and concerns in Washington, D.C. and in states across the country. Perhaps the results of this report will inspire them to join with us in our advocacy by becoming an AMAC Action Delegate or forming a Chapter in their area.”
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