In early April ASBM Chairman Ralph McKibbin joined with the Pennsylvania Nonmedical Switching Coalition to meet with members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Insurance committee to answer questions and advocate regarding the impact of nonmedical switching on patients in the state. PA State Senate bill 348 amends the Unfair Insurance Practices Act to prevent nonmedical switching and a House companion bill is pending. Dr. McKibbin also participated as part of the American College of Gastroenterology Board of Governors in their legislative action session April 17-19 in Washington, DC. Meetings were held with both U.S. Senate and House members to advocate for patient access to care. During the educational session, Dr. McKibbin presented on the importance of the leadership provided by stakeholder organizations.