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Country Music Star Troy Gentry Partners With National Non-Profit Patient Advocate Foundation to Spread the Message About Challenges to Healthcare Access for Insured and Uninsured Americans
Date:3/17/2008

Gentry featured in :30 and :60 second nationwide public service announcement

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) -- a national non-profit organization providing direct case management services and healthcare information to millions of patients with life-threatening, debilitating and chronic diseases each year who are unable to obtain access to healthcare because of financial issues or insurance denials -- today announced a formal educational partnership with Grammy-nominated country music star Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry.

The partnership will be featured in a national public service announcement (PSA) campaign -- to be launched at the beginning of March 2008 and distributed to radio and television stations throughout the country -- describing the services PAF provides to uninsured and insured patients in need of help securing access to medical care. Together, PAF and Troy hope to provide important information to the millions of Americans who are suffering from illnesses and who must also struggle with healthcare access issues that block their path to the timely receipt of the medical care that they need and deserve.

"It's an honor to work with the Patient Advocate Foundation on an issue that is important to so many Americans," said Gentry. "Unfortunately, I know from personal experience how the complications of securing healthcare coverage can make an already trying time that much more difficult -- it's great to be working with an organization like PAF that is able to fight successfully on patients' behalf."

In 2007, Troy lost his mother to cancer. He was by his mother's side as she suffered through painful cancer treatments, and he was her first line of defense in navigating the complicated maze of our healthcare system. As so many other Americans have experienced, he witnessed first hand how fighting a battle with cancer can also mean fighting a battle to get t
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