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Independent Physicians Have a New Ally in Sacramento

On November 1, 2023, Physician Association of California (PAC) launched as a new advocacy organization representing solo and small practice physicians in California. 

The Cooperative of American Physicians (CAP) is pleased to align with this new association to enhance its efforts to influence legislative and regulatory issues impacting its more than 13,000 members. PAC’s mission is to add the collective and unique voice of California’s independent physicians to relevant policy discussions and address issues affecting their ability to provide quality care and sustain a successful medical practice. 

As independent physicians continue to navigate an ever-changing and challenging healthcare landscape dominated by large health systems, it is critical that more resources and policies are implemented to support sustainable private practices. PAC will work directly with state legislators to help them understand the critical role independent physicians play in healthcare and provide avenues for physician engagement.

Matt Robinson, JD, will lead the organization as CEO. He has extensive experience and a long history in Sacramento in healthcare advocacy and
is committed to making an immediate impact.

As a benefit of CAP’s exciting relationship with this new association, all CAP members receive an automatic complimentary membership in PAC and will have the opportunity to influence and even directly work with policymakers on issues impacting their practices, through committee hearings, legislator meetings, events, and more.

To learn more about your free membership and receive additional information directly from PAC, please visit:     

Gabriela Villanueva is CAP’s Government and External Affairs Analyst. Questions or comments related to this article should be directed to