Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Political Action Committee

TASCS PAC is the Texas ASC Society’s political action committee, representing the Texas surgery center industry in Austin. 
 Why Donate?

What is the TASCS PAC working on currently? 

How Is TASCS PAC organized?

  • The TASCS PAC board is responsible for the actions of the PAC, managing its funds and determining how they are allocated. The decision to make a distribution is based upon a candidate’s position on healthcare and the ASC industry, voting, bill sponsorship history, committee assignments and/or chairmanship, and legislative district.

How does TASCS PAC manage contributions?

  • Contributions may be made to TASCS PAC at any time. Distributions to legislators can only be made prior to and then following a legislative session, not during session.

Why are political action committees important?

  • Surgery centers make a significant contribution to their local economies, and legislators want to support their constituents. In order to do this, legislators need to know surgery centers exist.
  • There is one ASC for every hospital in the country. ASCs save the healthcare system billions of dollars per year, playing a crucial role in high-quality and cost-effective care. TASCS PAC ensures that lawmakers are aware of that contribution. Surgery centers are comparatively new providers and must organize through political action committees to have influence that is in step with the industry's contributions.
  • If surgery centers don't support their political action committees, no one else will. Healthcare is a heavily regulated environment where legislature and state agencies control much of what happens every day. Laws and rules that support the ASC industry must be supported; those that threaten surgery centers must be challenged. TASCS PAC pools the resources of numerous surgery centers to succeed in this environment.

Become an Industry Leader - Support the Texas ASC Industry 


Make a credit card contribution using the online form or mail your check to TASCS PAC, PO Box 201363, Austin, TX 78720. Make your check payable to TASCS PAC.

If you have any questions, please contact Krista DuRapau, TASCS Executive Director, 512-535-2325.

 What the PAC did for the Texas ASC industry in 2021

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