The American College of Radiology® (ACR®)'s political action committee (RADPAC) again demonstrated its capabilities as one of the most successful political action committees (PACs) representing subspecialty physicians by raising more than $1 million in contributions in 2019.
The PAC exceeded the million-dollar mark for the ninth consecutive year. RADPAC finished 2019 with the fourth most hard money contributions among more than 30 medical specialties in its class. Only anesthesiologists, orthopedic surgeons and dentists contributed more to their respective PACs.
Twelve states had at least 20 percent RADPAC support from their members. Rhode Island had the highest percentage of contributors with 39 percent of their members supporting RADPAC.
North Carolina raised the most contributions dollars of any state with over $102,000. This marks the first time a state radiology chapter, other than Texas and California, has reached this milestone.
More than 60 group practices throughout the country had 100 percent RADPAC participation among their members, and 30 states had at least one such “outstanding practice.”
Through its affiliation with the ACR Association, RADPAC is essential to the pursuit of the political and economic advocacy goals of organized radiology.
Contributions gathered in 2019 from radiologists, young radiologists in practice, residents and fellows have again placed RADPAC is a strong position to support the campaigns of federal political incumbents and challengers whose political views reflect radiology’s advocacy objectives in the upcoming 2020 general election.