Dr. Richard Kube has been named to the Illinois State Medical Society Governmental Affairs Council.
The goal of the council it to keep the ISMS and its members aware of all state and federal legislation and laws affecting the health of citizens of Illinois and the practice of medicine in Illinois. It promotes legislation to improve the health care of citizens of Illinois and the practice of medicine in Illinois, and cooperates with the AMA in similar programs. It also develops programs to educate the public and ISMS membership in the privileges and responsibilities of citizenship.
Throughout the year this legislative hub of ISMS is expected to take up issues including Medicaid, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and workers compensation reform.