Since 1871, LACMA has been at the forefront of medicine in L.A. County, ensuring that our members are represented in the areas of public policy, government relations and community relations. Through our advocacy efforts in both Los Angeles County and with the statewide California Medical Association (CMA), our physician leaders and staff strive toward a common vision - that you might spend more time treating your patients and less time navigating the obstacles that threaten your autonomy and undermine your practice of medicine. LACMA and CMA will continue to resolve the health care challenges of today, as well as the health care and health care delivery problems of tomorrow. LACMA physicians share a unified voice that strives to educate and promote a greater understanding of the "care " in health care, the needs and political pressures in health care delivery, and the preservation of a sacrosanct doctor-patient relationship. LACMA 's solemn duty is to preserve and protect the noble pursuit of health care delivery for physicians.
There has never been a more important time to be a member of the Los Angeles County Medical Association (LACMA) and California Medical Association (CMA). LACMA and CMA work to support your profession, your practice, and your patients. When you join LACMA and CMA, you join a dedicated network of over 6,000 Los Angeles County physicians and over 35,000 California physicians who are working together to achieve a unified health care front and fight against unfair insurer reimbursement practices, restrictions on physician autonomy and the erosion of valuable legislation that protects physicians ' practices. As individuals, our members are leaders in their communities, innovators among their peers and heroes to their patients. Collectively, our members are the single most powerful voice for necessary, responsible reform of health care regionally, within California and at the national level. As a member, you can choose to be a highly active LACMA-CMA leader who analyzes and develops policy, or you can simply choose to stay abreast of important issues and enjoy the many benefits of membership. Either way, your membership demonstrates a true commitment to improving medicine and health care for all.