Representing Your Interests

The SMCMA ensures local physicians have a
voice in shaping healthcare policy


Healthcare in California is highly regulated and legislated. As government and the insurance industry continue their quest to control health care, your clinical autonomy is in jeopardy. Now more than ever, you need to fight to keep medical decisions in your well-trained hands. Medicine continues to face big challenges from budget deficits, implementation of health care reform, and attacks on MICRA and Medi-Cal. At the same time, the health of our community faces multiple risks from the economy, the insurance industry, and the healthcare delivery system. The voice of medicine must be heard on these issues.

Successful legislative advocacy depends upon an integrated approach, consisting of lobbying, grassroots activity, and political action through the San Mateo County Political Action Committee (SMPAC) and California Medical Association's Political Action Committee (CALPAC).


In order to ensure elected officials promote legislation and regulations supported by organized medicine, the SMCMA Political Action Committee (SMPAC) supports local candidates who share the medical profession’s perspective.

To support the work of SMPAC you can add a financial contribution to your annual membership dues bill, or contact us today at (650) 312-1663.


Operated by physicians, for physicians, CALPAC supports hundreds of candidates for state and federal office who share CMA's philosophy and vision of the future of health care and medical practice.

Click here to learn more about the work of CALPAC.