ATS Top Priority Issues

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ATS Top Priority Issues

The ATS maintains a government relations office in Washington D.C. to advocate on behalf of ATS members.  The ATS Advocacy program reflects the breath and diversity of ATS members and covers key policy items that impact pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine professionals.  Key topics that the ATS is currently advocating on include:

Federal Research, Public Health and Environmental Funding

  • National Institutes of Health
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • VA Medical and Prosthetic Research Program
  • Food and Drug Administration

Domestic and International TB Control

Medicare and Private Insurance Physician Reimbursement

Health Equity

Clean Air and Climate Health

Tobacco Control

Access to Supplemental Oxygen