The Florida Pharmacy Small Business Political Action Committee was created in 1998 as an arm of the FPA. In 2004 it became the political action committee for the FIPN. The PAC is a way for the independent pharmacy owners to work toward protecting their practices and profession. The PAC supports candidates for election and state legislators in office that are pharmacy friendly, understand and support our profession and the patients we serve. The PAC relies on its members to help identify those legislators and candidates that are pharmacy friendly. We expect every FIPN member to contribute to the PAC and be an advocate for the profession.
February 18, 2013
As independent pharmacy owners we cannot afford to sit by and expect others to look out for us, our practices and customers/patients healthcare needs. We need to stand up and be heard by those that represent us and pass laws as well as those that regulate our practices. Pharmacists must be on the offense and not the defense as we have been doing over many years. It is true, politics are local and we should use our influence in a local way, by visiting, calling them or inviting your legislators to visit your pharmacy and meeting some of your patients/customers (their constituents). All of us need to do something other than just talk about our problems and concerns in providing health care to our communities. If the legislators or regulatory agencies do not hear from you they will do as always and ASSUME everything in pharmacy is O.K.. We cannot let that happen.
In order for the FIPN to properly represent you and your pharmacy and work on your behalf, we need your contribution for the Florida Small Business PAC (FSBPAC). We have an outstanding lobbyist Mike Fischer, and the support of PPSC for communications and political activities. We must support our friends in the legislature that understand our needs with elections. We need your PAC support and input regarding those we should be helping. Our Lobbyist Mike Fischer helps us in making those choices along with your input as well.
The 2013 FIPN priorities include: 1. PBM Pharmacy Auditing Regulation, 2. PBM Transparency Regulation, 3. Patient Freedom of Choice/Any Willing Provider Regulation. 4. Fair Reimbursement Rates. This is a huge order, however, these are some of the concerns we need to deal with for our profession.
Thank you! The PAC is so important for FIPN to be able to serve the needs of the membership and the profession. Please send your contributions today by using the PAC contribution form.
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