Navigation Links
AOA President Calls on Congress to Reauthorize SCHIP and Take Action to Ensure Health Care Coverage for All Americans
Date:9/6/2007

Statement Attributable to Peter B. Ajluni, D.O., American Osteopathic Association (AOA) President

CHICAGO, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The rise in number of Americans without health insurance to 47 million --- as announced in the latest report by the U.S. Census Bureau --- is a disturbing trend signaling more must be done to increase access to quality, affordable health care.

As lawmakers return this week from the summer recess, reauthorizing the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), which is set to expire on September 30, should be a top priority. Failure to reauthorize this important program, which provides health care coverage to millions of children, would be detrimental to the overall health of this vulnerable population.

Having made a commitment as president of the AOA to promote preventive health care as a critical pillar to achieving improved health and wellness, I urge lawmakers to reauthorize SCHIP. We also call on Congress to pass legislation that improves the Medicare and Medicaid programs, especially the flawed physician reimbursement system.

Representing the nation's more than 61,000 osteopathic physicians (D.O.s), the AOA is an active participant in dialogue on health care reform and will continue to work with Congress and other bodies to ensure that Americans have access to affordable, quality health care.

The American Osteopathic Association proudly represents its professional family of more than 61,000 osteopathic physicians (D.O.s); promotes public health; encourages scientific research; serves as the primary certifying body for D.O.s; is the accrediting agency for osteopathic medical colleges; and has federal authority to accredit hospitals and other health care facilities. More information on D.O.s/osteopathic medicine can be found at http://www.osteopathic.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE American Osteopathic Association
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Clintons new problem - Is the outgoing American president suffering from skin cancer?
2. Past President Narayanans Condition Still Critical
3. President and Founder of National Obesity Forum Resigns
4. President Bush Urges Citizens to Invest In Health Savings Account (HSAs)
5. President Bush proposes HSAs scheme for the benefit of both the workers and the country
6. President’s verdict: no need to panic over bird fl
7. Delhi Hospitals On Standby For President Bush
8. Former IMO President Shows Interest In Winning General Election
9. Chicken Dishes Were Off The Menu At Pakistan Presidents House
10. Man Appeals to President to Save His Ailing Son
11. President Kalam Meets Striking Medicos However Stir to Continue
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Francesca Loparco, Co-Founder of Queen City Dream Cars, an exotic ... LASIK procedure at Christenbury Eye Center. The entrepreneur struggled with her computer, riding ... same day as her in-office consultation and eye exam. Francesca’s eyesight was restored to ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Natalie Jill is a well respected lifestyle mentor ... the launch of her new book: Natalie Jill’s 7 Day Jump Start: Unprocess Your ... jump start a new healthy lifestyle featuring simple recipes using MitoXcell’s raw cacao formula. ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... May 04, 2016 , ... ... pharmacy industry, today announced that it was chosen as the Pharmaceutical News Provider ... Awards . The awards acknowledge the hard work and dedication of community members ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... May 04, 2016 , ... The preeminent surgical aftercare facility Pearl ... following breast cancer surgery. In March 2016, the 61-year-old model and reality TV star ... that occurs in the milk ducts, according to an interview with the Daily ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... , ... May 04, 2016 , ... ... multi-function small and compact tactical (6.7 inch) dual-light flashlights in models NSP-9842XL ... model NSP-9842XL (average retail starting at $59.95) uses 2 included CR-123 batteries to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/4/2016)... , May 4, 2016 ... addition of the  "Global Multiple Myeloma Market ... to their offering.       (Logo: ... Myeloma Market and Competitive Landscape Highlights 2016, ... products, Multiple Myeloma epidemiology, Multiple Myeloma market ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... 4, 2016 Research ... "Global Acute Ischemic Stroke Market and Competitive ... offering.       (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160330/349511LOGO ... Ischemic Stroke Market and Competitive Landscape Highlights ... Stroke pipeline products, Acute Ischemic Stroke epidemiology, ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... 4, 2016 Research ... "Global Acute Myeloid Leukemia Market and Competitive ... offering.       (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160330/349511LOGO ... Market and Competitive Landscape Highlights 2016, provides ... products, Acute Myeloid Leukemia epidemiology, Acute Myeloid ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: