As the sole political action committee representing the osteopathic profession in federal elections, the Osteopathic Political Action Committee (OPAC) supports those candidates and elected officials who support America’s osteopathic physicians, osteopathic medical students and patients. OPAC is a nonpartisan political action committee that focuses on a variety of issues of importance to the osteopathic profession. In this era of partisanship in Congress, OPAC remains focused on pursing its priority issues and promoting the voice of osteopathic physicians and their patients to all federally elected officials. OPAC is focused on identifying those that can best advance the issues of the profession, regardless of the party affiliation that follows their name.
OPAC endorses pro-physician candidates for federal office - U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. The decision to support an individual is based on a thorough evaluation of all candidates in a race, taking into account legislative voting records (where applicable), positions on key physician issues, responses to OPAC’s candidate questionnaire (for non-incumbents), input from osteopathic physicians in the state or district, the current political environment and candidate interviews.
OPAC supports pro-physician candidates in many ways. Most importantly, we ensure the osteopathic physicians in a state or district know where candidates stand on key health care issues directly affecting the profession leading up to the Elections. OPAC is strongest when our members and other physicians around the country make their voices heard where it matters most – at the ballot box!