Each election cycle ADEMS partners with COMPAC to interview candidates for local legislative seats in the
months leading up to the primary election. These interviews are an opportunity for ADEMS physicians to
brief candidates on health
care issues such as maintaining a stable liability climate in Colorado, lowering the cost of care without impacting quality and access, and preserving the physician-patient relationship.
The results from the 2020 primary election are in and physician-endorsed
candidates are well
positioned heading into November's general election. To date, the bipartisan political arm of organized medicine in Colorado -- COMPAC -- has endorsed 71 candidates for
the state legislature, all of whom won their primary races in June.
Click here to see COMPACs complete list of endorsed candidates for state legislature
who will appear on the November ballot.
This year, interviews included issues of increased
importance in light of COVID-19, including maintaining the telehealth expansions made necessary by the public health emergency after it is over and working to increase vaccination rates, specifically among Colorado's school-age children.
These candidate interviews present an important opportunity to educate potential leaders of our state about physician priorities and build personal relationships, whether or not a candidate agrees with COMPAC positions on all of these issues. Physician engagement is crucial in this process and ADEMS and COMPAC extend our thanks to Drs. Chris Linares, Chris Unrein, William Wright, and our ADEMS Board who participated in this cycle's interviews.
It is only through your support that COMPAC has been able to powerfully advocate for physicians and the patients you serve during these critical last few months. Now, more than ever, we ask you to visit cms.org/contribute
and consider contributing to COMPAC and the Small Donor Committee. SDC exclusively endorses candidates who commit to maintaining Colorado's stable liability climate.
If you are interested in participating in future candidate interviews please let us know at ADEMSstaff@gmail.com