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Federal Advocacy Forum

The Federal Advocacy Forum is right around the corner (March 31-April 2, 2019), and you're not going to want to miss it.

This year is a historic year for APTA advocacy: For the first time in more than 2 decades, the Medicare therapy cap is not the lead priority on the association's public policy agenda. Thanks to you, the hard cap has been permanently addressed. But more work remains.

Our nation is at a crossroads between health and the health care delivery system. Too many Americans are limited by chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. Too many people with disabilities struggle to secure appropriate support services that allow them to live independently in the community. Too many lives have been shattered by opioid addiction. Our health care system too often pays for treating illness rather than advancing the wellness and prevention services necessary to achieve and support good health. The United States spends more per capita on health care than any other developed country, yet our citizens are limited by poor health. This must change.

Daunting though these challenges may seem, progress is possible through effective advocacy. Your elected officials need to hear directly from you about your efforts to build a community that advances the profession of physical therapy to improve the health of society. The Federal Advocacy Forum will enable you to make your collective voices heard on the issues affecting physical therapy and your patients and clients.

The APTA 2019–2020 Public Policy Priorities are grounded in 4 overarching goals. The association wants Congress and the Administration to:

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