Navigation Links
AANS President to Testify on Patient Access to Care
Date:3/23/2009

Dr. James Bean to stress the costs of defensive medicine, need for medical liability reform

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. James Bean, President of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and member of Doctors for Medical Liability Reform will appear before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health for a hearing on "Making Health Care Work for American Families: Improving Access to Care." The hearing will take place on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 10:00am in Room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

This will be the third in a series of hearings that will provide an overview of key health reform issues. Dr. Bean will testify that comprehensive health care reform legislation must include medical liability reform, in order to ensure patient access to quality health care for and to reign in the costs of defensive medicine.

"I think we can safely say that there is near universal agreement among physicians, patients, policy experts, opinion leaders, and policy makers on both sides of the aisle that our current medical liability system is broken and does not best serve the needs of patients or physicians," said Dr. Bean.

While certain states have passed their own medical liability reform measures, court challenges to the laws remain and physician insurance premiums continue to increase in states without reforms in place. Doctors for Medical Liability Reform supports federal medical liability reform when Congress takes up health care reform later this year.

"But we know as well that no overall reform of our health care delivery system can be effective if the heart of the system - the physicians who care for patients - are constantly under siege and being driven from practice by an abusive system," said Dr. Bean.

Doctors for Medical Liability Reform (DMLR) is a national coalition of practicing medical specialists committed to protecting patients' access to healthcare by supporting federal legislation that will reform our nation's broken medical liability system. DMLR has launched a major national grassroots effort called Protect Patients Now that includes physicians, patients and concerned citizens across the country.

To schedule an interview with Dr. James Bean, contact Lauren Slepian at 202-295-2316 or lslepian@whwg.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Doctors for Medical Liability Reform
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Blue Shield of California Names Two New Senior Vice Presidents
2. ConvaTec Names Paul Moraviec President, Continence and Critical Care Business Unit and ConvaTec EMEA Region
3. Jane H. Gilbert Appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of The ALS Association
4. Telecare Corporation Appoints Pat Doyle Vice President of Sales and Hospital Contracting
5. President of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association Joins With Retasure™ to Prevent Vision Loss
6. HIPAA Amendments Contained in President Obamas Stimulus Bill Among New Sessions Added to HCCAs 2009 Compliance Institute
7. Valeant Pharmaceuticals Appoints President of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International
8. President of the Mississippi Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Society Joins with Retasure to Prevent Vision Loss
9. American Association for Homecare Applauds President Obamas Plan to Aid Small Businesses
10. Wendy E. Roberts, MD, Named 2009-2010 President of the Womens Dermatologic Society
11. VVA Praises Presidents Budget Submission for Veterans Affairs; Condemns Ill-advised Revenue Proposal
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2017 , ... New patients ... from Dr. Angela Cotey, with or without a referral. Dr. Cotey is a trusted ... of this preferred tooth replacement option. , Patients with missing teeth in Fitchburg, WI, ...
(Date:6/25/2017)... ... 25, 2017 , ... An increase in wetter weather in the Northern California ... with that; a humdinger of an allergy season. A relief from drought conditions is ... misery-causing grass and weed pollen. , “Our patients have been reporting the typical ...
(Date:6/24/2017)... , ... June 24, 2017 , ... ... offering genetic testing for medications in select Florida and Texas doctors' offices and ... , This new application of genetic testing recognizes the role genes play in ...
(Date:6/24/2017)... Killeen, TX (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2017 , ... ... can boost home security, such as getting a guard dog or having an alarm ... homes simply aren’t secure against forced entry. Yair Frenkel, owner of TX Premier Locksmith ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... Yesterday, U.S. Senate Republicans ... to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Like the bill narrowly ... to Medicaid, a public health insurance program for low-income children, pregnant women, parents ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/5/2017)... The Cincinnati location of ... (NYSE: DPLO), has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2017 ... Results are based on an employee survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, ... improvement. The survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including ... ...
(Date:6/1/2017)... BLUE BELL, Pa. , June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... Nutriceuticals (PRN) and Veterinarian Recommended Solutions (VRS), and KD ... direct investment in Nutriceutical Holdings by KD Pharma Group. ... Nutriceutical Holdings with the option to acquire the entire ... ideal partner in KD. They are committed to growing ...
(Date:5/29/2017)... May 29, 2017  Cellect Biotechnology Ltd. (NASDAQ: ... which enables the functional selection of stem cells, today ... the first quarter ended March 31 st , 2017. ... accomplishments in the first quarter of 2017," said Dr. ... we announced the treatment of the first blood cancer ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: