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UCAPAC Frequently Asked Questions
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UCAPAC, the Urgent Care Association Political Action Committee, is the only federal PAC exclusively dedicated to supporting and electing legislators who support urgent care industry goals and objectives. The PAC also provides support for UCA legislative activities including grassroots advocacy at the state and local level, management of federal and state lobbyists, and key contact networks.
UCAPAC is an affiliate of the members of the Urgent Care Association and participation is entirely voluntary. The PAC is independent of any political organization, party or candidate. Administrative costs of the program are paid by the Urgent Care Association.
UCAPAC accepts contributions from eligible urgent care industry members and supporters who share common interests in electing state and federal candidates to political office. UCAPAC does not have a political party affiliation and its main purpose is to elect qualified candidates for federal office, and when legally permissible, state and local office.
In the summer of 2018, the state of Massachusetts was looking for ways to support struggling community health services, and with little warning urgent care centers gross charges were in the crosshairs. The Massachusetts House of Representatives proposed an 8.75% tax on commercially billed urgent care center charges. H.B. 4639 would have been financially devastating to the Massachusetts urgent care industry!
Thanks to quick action from UCA and the North East Regional Urgent Care Association (NERUCA), a UCA Chapter, the legislation was defeated. Had this legislation passed, it would have set a troubling national precedent of taxing urgent care and retail centers around the country. However, this is just one of many pieces of legislation introduced by lawmakers that could upend the urgent care industry. Your contributions to the UCAPAC are crucial and will help to continue our efforts of activism and advocacy.
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