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eyePAC

eyePAC is a voluntary, non-partisan political action committee representing ophthalmic surgeons. Your investment in eyePAC helps ASCRS support candidates for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives who fight for the issues important to you and your practice.

PLEASE NOTE: Per FEC regulations, only ASCRS members who are citizens or legal residents of the United States are eligible to contribute to eyePAC.

Committed to the wise and efficient use of its contributors’ dollars, eyePAC coordinates major contributions to key congressional campaigns with the appropriate ASCRS eyeContact grassroots volunteers in their district/state.

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PREFER TO DONATE BY PERSONAL CHECK OR MAIL YOUR CONTRIBUTION? Download a contribution form.

Why should you support eyePAC?

Your contribution will help to convey ophthalmology’s perspective to members of Congress on key healthcare issues, including (but certainly not limited to):

  • Maintaining a Viable Medicare Part B Fee-for-Service Option and MIPS
  • Speeding Access to New Drugs and Devices
  • Creating a Viable Option for Physicians and Patients to Privately Contract
  • Step Therapy in Medicare Advantage and Part D
  • Drug Compounding and Repackaged Biologics

ASCRS has been successful on a number of key legislative priorities, including repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), repeal and replacement of the flawed SGR, and preventing the transition of 10- and 90-day global codes to 0-day. Much of that success comes from the investment in eyePAC by ASCRS members. eyePAC dollars go to candidates who support our issues and serve on key committees to ensure their enactment, but our work is not done. We need YOU to get off the sidelines and GET IN THE GAME!

Get in the Game. Stay in the Game: eyePAC MONTHLY CONTRIBUTIONS

As a way to make it easy for members to lend their support to eyePAC all year, ASCRS offers an option to make smaller, monthly contributions. All it requires is a personal credit card and one-time setup; then your card will be charged at the beginning of the month for 12 months, or until you modify or cancel.

Signing up for monthly contributions is easy. Download this form and return it to tobrien@ascrs.org.

Eligible ASCRS members can participate at several different levels:

  • Presidential Club: $5,000 one-time contribution or monthly contributions of $400
  • Senatorial Club: $2,500 one-time contribution or monthly contributions of $200
  • Congressional Gold Circle Club: $1,000 one-time contribution or monthly contributions of $100
  • Congressional Insider Club: $500 one-time contribution or monthly contributions of $50
  • Congressional Silver Club: $300 one-time contribution or monthly contributions of $25

All contributors donating at least $50 a month will receive admittance for 4 to the annual eyePAC Reception, held in conjunction with the ASCRS ASOA Annual Meeting. Additional tickets are available for higher-level donors. Presidential and Senatorial Club donors also receive a plaque.

Contributions to eyePAC are entirely voluntary and are not tax deductible. Under federal law, you may contribute any amount up to $5,000 annually to eyePAC. In accordance with federal law, eyePAC may only solicit/accept contributions from ASCRS members who are citizens or legal residents of the United States. The Federal Election Commission prohibits corporate contributions to eyePAC. ALL EYEPAC CONTRIBUTIONS MUST BE MADE USING PERSONAL FUNDS. Any contributions from corporate accounts will be used to offset eyePAC’s administrative and fundraising expenses.

For additional assistance, please contact Tami O'Brien, manager of PAC and grassroots, at tobrien@ascrs.org or 703-591-2220.

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