With the passing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), many people might think that the hard work is finished when it comes to Health care policy. Some might even say it is time to focus on the next big public policy issue. Congressional staff have burned themselves out on Health care issues, advocacy groups have reached maximum limits, media outlets are turning their attention to other issues, the Presidential Campaign cycle is starting and the demise of the “super committee” has taken up a lot of attention in Washington. However, this is the time when associations in the health care field are really just getting to work.
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For many people, watching the debt debate was an interesting and wild rollercoaster. For others, it was worrisome and frustrating. Either way, it was the political process in action. Watching both Congressional chambers and the President battle over the fundamental ways to budget and spend money was something new for the average American. For association advocacy groups, this kind of intense debate can be a real burden. The sheer intensity of activity and level of monitoring and research performed suggests a significant drain on association resources, staff and volunteers.