Work through legislative and electoral avenues to ensure that residents of Texas’ long term care facilities are provided the best possible care.
The Texas Health Care Association Political Action Committee (THCAPAC) is a voluntary, non-profit, unincorporated committee of long term care providers and others interested in supporting and advancing Texas’ long term care. The committee is not affiliated with any political party. It is an independent and autonomous organization and has no branches or subsidiary committees. The Trustees of THCAPAC represent a broad spectrum of long term care providers including nursing facilities, residential care homes, vendors of supplies and services, and others.
State Political Action Committees are common . Most business entities and professional societies who have any interest in affairs of government and its elected officials have such Political Action Committees. They are governed by state laws and are required to report under specific guidelines on specific forms to the Texas Ethics Commission.
While contributing to candidates for public office is very much a part of the political process and the American way of life, there are certain statutory guidelines. One very important guideline and/or restriction is that corporations cannot make direct political contributions. Political Action Committees can. Corporations may, however, donate corporate funds to support PAC fundraisers. While individuals are encouraged to be involved in politics and make contributions on their own, the collective influence of a group can better be channeled through Political Action Committee contributions. Additionally, through this means, the candidates are clearly aware of where the support of the profession is directed.
The purpose of THCAPAC is to:
Promote the improvement of government by encouraging long term care providers and groups with similar interests to take a more active and effective part in governmental affairs.
Encourage long term care providers and others with similar interest to know and understand the nature and actions of their government, the impact of key political issues on long term care, and the records of office holders and candidates, especially those who support measures for improving health care of the aged and disabled and the maintenance of high professional standards of long term care providers.
Assist long term care providers, allied groups with similar interest and others in organizing themselves for more effective political action, and in carrying out their civic responsibilities.
Solicit and collect voluntary non-corporate political action contributions.
Schedule political action fundraisers on a state and local level.
Contribute to the campaigns of selected candidates for public office.
Do any and all things necessary or desirable for the attainment of the purposes stated above.