Orrin Hatch Paid Big By Radiologists After Advancing Radiology Bill

Radiologists have been in a tizzy. Lately, there has been the proliferation of small, relatively inexpensive medical imaging devices that primary care physicians can bring into their practices. Specialists far outside of the field of radiology can easily use these devices without any radiologist present.

american college of radiologyThat’s a bad business trend for radiologists. So, radiologists have responded with the Consistency, Accuracy, Responsibility, and Excellence in Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Act – a bill that would require all health professionals to obtain certified training before using medical imaging devices.

Earlier this year Orrin Hatch was identified by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists as the most significant supporter of the Consistency, Accuracy, Responsibility, and Excellence in Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Act in the U.S. Senate.

Is it a coincidence that three days ago, the American College of Radiology Association PAC made a payment of $25,759.08 – an independent expenditure – to support the re-election of Orrin Hatch? It doesn’t take an MRI to find the purchase of influence.

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3 Comments on “Orrin Hatch Paid Big By Radiologists After Advancing Radiology Bill
  1. This is pretty lazy reporting of “gotcha”. The CARE bill is pushed by ASRT which is a SEPARATE organization than the American College of Radiology Association.

  2. I see you’ve left practically the same message elsewhere on the web, “T”. Do you mind sharing with us your professional associations?

    Do you deny that you are the current director of RADPAC, the political action committee that’s referenced in this article? Are you also not the Director of Political Education at American College of Radiology. Can you explain to us the difference between “political education” and lobbying?

    What’s lazy is the line of thinking you expect us to follow. Organizational separation is not the same thing as ideological separation. Do you deny that the American College of Radiology Association has an interest in this legislation?

    Can you offer another plausible reason that the American College of Radiology Association would provide such remarkable support to Senator Hatch?

    I note that, although you state that the American Society of Radiologic Technologists IS pushing the legislation, you don’t actually claim that the American College of Radiology Association IS NOT promoting the legislation. Can you make such a claim, and back it up with evidence, “T”?

  3. Thanks for the good article. It says, though, that Hatch was identified as the top supporter of the radiology group earlier this year, while the contribution did not come til three days ago. Do you know whether he contributed to them before the legislation?

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