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  • View/Download the 2017 Update on ISMS Legislative Activity in the Illinois General Assembly

    Grassroots Action Center — The Center is the primary messaging channel that connects Illinois physicians, Alliance members and members of the public with lawmakers, enabling us to voice our support for or opposition to their legislative proposals. Physicians who respond to ISMS “Action Alerts” can send an email to their individual lawmaker(s) and have their voice heard.

    Advocacy Tip: Email is a good way to connect with lawmakers, but phone calls often receive more attention in busy Congressional or Statehouse offices. ISMS alerts usually provide a phone number as a means of making physician to lawmaker connections efficient. 

    Legislative Action Hub Here you’ll find status updates for priority issues under consideration in the Illinois General Assembly. The “Hub” is updated regularly during the Spring Session (January through May). The Hub is your one-stop shop for tracking legislative issues, reading ISMS position papers, accessing roll call votes and finding additional information on health-related legislation.

    Advocacy Tip: ISMS staff are always available to help inform our members on legislation. Have a question about a bill? ISMS members can call 800-782-4767 or email us for assistance.

    Health Reform Updates – This section includes a wealth of information highlighting ISMS positions on health reform, our efforts to influence laws and regulations as they are implemented and other documents related to our evolving health system. Items you’ll find here include letters to Congress and federal regulators, ISMS testimony, policy papers and much more.

     

    Tools for the Successful Physician Advocate

    Lawmaker Lookup — Not sure who represents you? Enter your zip code here for a quick way to look up names and contact information for your state and federal elected officials.

    IMPAC — Our political action committee is every Illinois physician’s best friend. IMPAC members have access to insider insights during election cycles and support pro-physician candidates in Springfield.

    Bill Status Trackers — Monitoring state and federal legislation is a cinch using these links to check on a bill’s status.

    "Action Alert" Registration — ISMS members receive our alerts regularly. We welcome other interested parties to lend their voice to our issues. Sign up to receive our alerts and have your voice heard.


    For the latest Springfield scoop and legislative news follow ISMS' legislative Twitter feed



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