Blog Posts in Advocacy

September 6, 2018 by Beth Sitzler
NATA provides resources for athletic trainers working with permanently sidelined athletes through a relationship with Sidelined USA . Sidelined USA is a a nonprofit organization that supports athletes who have been permanently sidelined due to...
July 27, 2018 by Todd Christman
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Earlier this week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act as part of a larger Health Savings Account bill package (H.R. 6199) by a vote of 277 to 142. The bill now awaits Senate action. The PHIT Act...
June 27, 2018 by Beth Sitzler
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When NATA Hall of Famer Lindsy McLean, AT Ret., was asked to be the keynote speaker of this year’s NATA Political Action Committee Breakfast, held June 27, he had to think about it. He made his mind up, however, when his latest NATA membership card...
June 25, 2018 by JordanG
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UPDATE (June 26): S.808 passed the committee vote without objection! The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) has a hearing scheduled to consider S. 808, the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act, at 1:30 p.m. CT Tuesday...
November 8, 2017 by Todd Christman
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On Nov. 1 the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis released its final report with recommendations to the President and Congress on actions to address the opioid epidemic. The Commission’s final report reflects...
April 4, 2017 by JordanG
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The Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act (S. 808), has just been re-introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sens. John Thune (R-SD) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN). The house version of the bill, H.R. 302, passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on January 9...
February 17, 2017 by Todd Christman
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Below is the text of a letter sent by NATA President Scott Sailor, EdD, ATC, to Tom Price, recently confirmed secretary of health and human services: On behalf of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), I am writing to congratulate you...