MSMA Advocacy: Stronger Because of You!

Advocacy at the state and national levels is a key element of your MSMA membership. Members are empowered with information and support necessary to participate in policy debates.  

Learn more about the legislative process with political advocacy training, effective talking points, briefings on health care issues, and participating as Physician of the Day. Meet with your legislators and attend legislative committee hearings.  Your Association monitors more than 2,000 bills and reams of rules and regulations every year to ensure your voice is heard.



Physician of the Day

Get involved with the MSMA advocacy team by volunteering as the Physician of the Day at the State Capitol.  Help legislators and their staff with minor aches and sniffles every Tuesday through Thursday during the legislative session, and get introduced in the House or Senate chambers.  It’s a great experience and a great service to our legislators.  All specialties are welcome and encouraged to serve!  



Phone2Action Grassroots Advocacy

When there’s an issue that impacts the medical profession and patient care, MSMA will notify you via text message. The message will contain a link that, when clicked, sends an email, a Tweet, or places a phone call to your state representative or senator. Sign up to Start: Text MOMEDICAL to 52886  (message and data rates may apply).



Missouri Medical Political Action Committee (MMPAC)

Join the hundreds of your physician peers who belong to MMPAC. Through your grassroots efforts, contributions to candidates, and support of the Missouri Medical Political Action Committee, members like you keyed political changes that resulted in a number of important legislative victories for your profession and your patients this past legislative session.



MSMA's Legislative Review - What Passed? What Didn't?

MSMA pulled off some huge legislative wins for physicians and your patients this year. We also successfully fought off a number of harmful bills and amendments that popped up throughout the session. Read on for just a small sampling of the legislation that we engaged with, and barring a veto from the governor or an emergency clause, the bills that passed will go into effect on August 28. We thank all the MSMA physicians who helped out and utilized the “Phone2Action” contact-your-legislator app to reach out and help push these bills across the finish line.  Read here.


Contact Heidi Geisbuhler Sutherland at heidi@msma.org OR Shantel Dooling at shantel@msma.org for more information. 

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