MSMA ADVOCACY IN THE
2013 STATE LEGISLATIVE SESSION
Allow Assignment of Benefits
Simplify Prior Authorization
Remove caps on Rural Physician Scholarship Program
Support Clean, Smokefree Air in enclosed public places
Protect tort reform through "windfall damages" legislation
Protect scope of practice and physician autonomy
During the session, view the most recent legislative newsletter e-publication, The Advocate,
in the NEWS box on the MSMA homepage.
THE ADVOCATE Archives
January 25, 2013
February 1, 2013
February 8, 2013
February 15, 2013
February 22, 2013
March 1, 2013
March 8, 2013
March 15, 2013
March 22, 2013
March 31, 2013
April 10, 2013
Click here for contact information for members of the 2012-16 Mississippi Senate.
Click here for contact information for members of the 2012-16 Mississippi House of Representatives.
View the 2012-16 Legislative Roster picture book:
Click the appropriate list below for contact information of committees which are critical to MSMA advocacy efforts:
Appropriations -- Insurance -- Judiciary A -- Public Health and Welfare
Appropriations -- Insurance -- Judiciary A -- Public Health and Human Services -- Medicaid
WHO ARE MY ELECTED OFFICIALS?
Want to participate in MSMA advocacy by contacting your legislator, but not certain of who your elected officials are? Visit http://www.votesmart.org/, enter your home or business address in the search bar, and easily find your U.S. Congressman and Senator, Governor, and State Representative and Senator now!
SERVE AS DOCTOR OF THE DAY!
MSMA "Doctors of the Day" staff the Capitol Medical Unit at the State Capitol building and treat walk-in patients including legislators and Capitol staff for minor illnesses and injuries. Doctors are recognized on the Senate floor at the opening of each day's session and are able to see firsthand the everyday operations of the Mississippi Legislature. It is a truly unique way to have a positive impact on the practice of medicine in Mississippi! Use our NEW quick and easy only calendar to sign up serve as Doctor of the Day at http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/1183039158077 or contact Blake Bell for information at BBell@MSMAonline.com.
BE AN MSMA "KEY CONTACT"!
Legislators need to know that healthcare issues they vote on in Jackson actually affect their constituents throughout the state... like you and your patients! MSMA "key contact" physicians work with the association to create personal relationships with local legislators and contact lawmakers periodically to discuss important issues. If you would like more information on the key contact program, contact Blake Bell at BBell@MSMAonline.com. To sign up to serve as a key contact, visit our action center at https://votervoice.net/msma/relationships.
MEET THE MSMA CAPITOL STAFF: