Thursday, October 15, 2009

100 Doctors Headed to D.C. to Give "Second Opinion" on Healthcare

More than 100 doctors and healthcare professionals will be in Washington, DC, to give the President, legislators, and the American people a "Second Opinion" on how to fix our healthcare system. Representing the more than 10,000 members of the Coalition to Protect Patients` Rights, these healthcare professionals from across the country will give legislators their frontline perspective of what needs to be fixed in healthcare - and what doesn`t.

On October 5, President Obama invited doctors to the White House to participate in an event to help him promote his version of health system reform. However, only doctors who agreed with the President`s healthcare proposals were invited.

Now representatives of the Coalition to Protect Patients` Rights will provide insight to elected representatives as they consider health reform legislation. The Coalition is offering a "Second Opinion" on healthcare reform with a two-day Fly-In which will include a press conference at the Capitol and visits with elected officials.

The former president of the American Medical Association, Dr. Donald Palmisano,
is the Coalition`s national spokesman.

These are not exactly doctors that understand fee markets or economics, either. They are calling for:

Government to continue to fund and otherwise support medical research.

No cuts to Medicare.

Expand access to healthcare to the uninsured.

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