The political action committee of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons endorsed Al Olszewski, MD, who is running as a Republican for the Western Montana congressional district.
Dr. Olszewski is a sports medicine surgeon and has spent six years serving in the Montana State Legislature, according to a Jan. 27 news release emailed to Becker's. He sponsored bills to improve medical liability reform, increase reimbursement for Medicaid services, prevent unexpected out-of-network medical bills for patients and reform loan forgiveness programs for physicians serving rural communities.
Dr. Olszewski also helped pass legislation related to healthcare billing processes and received awards for his bipartisan work from the Montana Medical Society and the Montana Coalition to Prevent Suicide.
"I am proud to support a fellow orthopaedic surgeon running for federal office," AAOS President Daniel Guy, MD, said in the news release. "The ongoing healthcare crisis shows that we need more physicians in elected office to advocate for our patients, practices, and profession."