Welcome to FALL all you folks! It’s truly amazing to me that we are this far along in the year. I hope you are able to take advantage of what some would call Indian Summer and getting those last minute Summer projects done.
As I mention each month, HUPAC plays a vital role in NAHU’s legislative efforts and your generous contribution helps HUPAC carry out its mission of supporting candidates and members of Congress who believe in private-sector solutions for the health and financial security of all Americans.
Due to such contributions, we were successful recently in being able to present HUPAC checks to two of our Representatives – 5th District Congresswoman – Victoria Spartz at an event held September 8th in Fishers, IN and to 9th District Congressman – Trey Hollingsworth at the SCIAHU meeting also held on September 8th in Scottsburg, IN. Both are very supportive of NAHU positions on an ongoing basis and very receptive to meeting with our personnel both here and in D.C.
NAHU is extremely fortunate to have numerous volunteers willing to step up and serve on our HUPAC Board and on State and Local Boards across the country. If you have not had conversations with your PAC Chair about the importance of contributing, I highly encourage you to do so.
Here once more are the HUPAC 2021-2022 Board Members
Chair Bill Hepscher
Vice Chair Ed Oleksiak
Reg 1 Erin Fisher
Reg 2 Chris Renkar
Reg 3 Mike Deagle
Reg 4 TBD
Reg 5 Terry Singleton
Reg 6 Roland Barrera
Reg 7 Cisco Rubio
Reg 8 Cathy Daugherty
AL Ray Magnuson
AL David Duker
Past President Terry Allard
Note: IN is part of Region 3 and Mike Deagle represents us very well.
For HUPAC to be successful in D.C., it takes such folks putting forth their time and money as well. This allows our Legislative Team in D.C. to assist our legislators in making the best decisions on healthcare related matters.
As I always point out, it is vitally important to have a seat at the table at various ongoing meetings, discussions, events, etc. For as it’s often said – “If you’re not at the table, you’re probably on the menu”! And to be “at the table” it takes funds. NAHU’S staff continues to be extremely well respected in Washington and by association – HUPAC is as well. Remember this relates to both sides of the aisle as HUPAC had a 93% success rate in last November’s elections. Our HUPAC team has been and continues to be very successful in identifying the most influential legislators and regulators on healthcare. But it takes funds to make it possible for the NAHU message to really be heard.
So once again, IF you are already a HUPAC contributor – THANK YOU! IF you are not already supporting HUPAC, we need you on board. While the Senate mix is evenly decided – 50-50, VP Harris has the deciding vote on many issues. The House is a much closer mix than the previous 2 years. Both of these factors at least somewhat affect all legislative efforts. And as you all realize, the next election cycle has already begun and it’s imperative that we have the funds to support those running for Federal Office in Washington, D.C. that support NAHU, the insurance industry and your clients.
I once again encourage you to get to know your US Senators and Representatives and their staffs so your voice can be heard both here at home as well as in D.C. Please do remember though that NAHU speaks with one voice and any message needs to follow NAHU initiatives and talking points.
For more information, feel welcome to reach out to me or your Local HUPAC Chairs. Or you can always go on www.HUPAC.ORG .
Let’s continue to all work together in the coming months to make Indiana one of the top HUPAC contributing states!
Please continue to have a very Safe and Blessed 2021!
Dwight “D” Hall
ISAHU HUPAC Chair