Navigation Links
State Legislators in D.C. To Blast Senate Healthcare Bill at News Conference; Say Tramples States' Rights, and Saddles with Massive Medicaid Bills; Push Bills to Block Federal Mandates
Date:12/4/2009

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS):


DATE:               Friday, Dec. 4

TIME:               10:45 am

PLACE:              Grand Hyatt Hotel Washington DC
                    1000 H St NW
                    Renwick Room (lower level 2)

EVENT:              Legislators from more than 15 states announce
                    opposition to U.S. Senate healthcare bill

CONTACT:            Kathryn Serkes
                    TakeBackMedicine.com
                    (206) 841 0100
                    Kathryn@takebackmedicine.com

"Baucus didn't need to look farther than his own backyard to know that Montanans want choice and competition in health care -- not the heavy hand of government," writes State Rep. Gary MacLaren of Montana's 89(th) District in The Politico this week.

http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=4BD2B302-18FE-70B2-A8967E480AE29827

Rep. MacLaren will be among the more than 15 state legislators from key political battlegrounds who will hold a news conference to state their opposition to the Senate healthcare bill under debate.

Other lawmakers include the Chair of the American Legislative Council's HHS Task Force, Linda Upmeyer (IA) who is also a nurse, Sen. David Hartsuch,, M.D. (IA), and Leah Vukmir (WI) a nurse.

The bi-partisan group of legislators has a laundry list of concerns, including unfounded Medicaid mandates and loss of insurance premium taxes which they say will be the result of this bill.

This is the largest group of state legislators ever to stand up together to oppose the federal takeover of healthcare, particularly, the Medicare-modeled "public plan" and a national health insurance exchange--which they say will trample states' rights and lead Americans down the road to single-payer health care.

Key states such as Nevada, Louisiana, Arkansas, Indiana, Montana and Maine will be represented.

DISCUSSION TOPICS INCLUDE:

  1. Individual opposition in more than 15 states (see list below)
  2. Introduction of state Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act in more than 20 states that would allow states to block federal insurance mandates and prohibit penalties for patients who refuse to participate in a plan.
  3. Release of letter opposing federal takeover of health care signed by more than 100 legislators from 45 states.

SPEAKERS
In addition to legislators, speakers include:
Bob Williams, Chair, Evergreen Freedom Foundation, a Washington-state think tank
Christie Herrera, Director, ALEC Health & Human Services Task Force
Kathryn Serkes, Founder, Doctor Patient Medical Association

STATE REPRESENTED BY LEGISLATORS AT THE EVENT INCLUDE:
Arizona
Arkansas
Georgia
Iowa
Indiana
Kansas
Louisiana
Maine
Montana
Nevada
New Mexico
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Tennessee
Texas
Wisconsin

SOURCE Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)


'/>"/>
SOURCE Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. AAHSA Statement on Passage of Bennet Health Reform Amendment
2. Wayne State Researchers Report a Possible Proofreading Step in DNA Synthesis by Observing Single Molecules of DNA Polymerase
3. Lung Cancer Alliance-Massachusetts Releases 3rd Annual State-Specific Report Card on Lung Cancer
4. Natural Products Association Issues Statement on New Supplement Safety Campaign
5. PSA value at 2 years post-treatment can predict long-term survival in prostate cancer patients
6. State Approves Plans For Kidney Transplants At Advocate Christ Medical Center
7. Retired Fed. & GA State Employees Get New Hearing Healthcare Benefit, Jan. 2010
8. Lung Cancer Alliance-Georgia Issues 4th Annual State-Specific Report Card on Lung Cancer
9. Lung Cancer Alliance-California Releases 2nd Annual State-Specific Report Card On Lung Cancer
10. Richmond, Virginia Plastic Surgeon Launches State-of-the-Art Breast Surgery Website
11. Centene Corporation Receives Notification of Intent to Contract From the State of Mississippi
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... PawPaws brand pet supplements ... was developed to enhance the health of felines. The formula is all-natural and is ... herbs in the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews are Astragalus ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women need a treatment plan ... require a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation of fertility and ultimately ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents ... the American College of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and ... highly effective treatment for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Viejo, California (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... to fit their specific project," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. ... fully customizable and all within Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a ... Magna Cum Laude and his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at ... returned to Los Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... offering. The current unmet ... for MedImmune to enter. The US ageing population creates a ... considerable growth for effective anti-influenza medications. The introduction of a ... development is still in its infancy. Key ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... and BOGOTA, Colombia , June 23, 2016  Astellas today announced the establishment of Astellas Farma ... as the company,s second affiliate in Latin America . ... ... Astellas Farma Colombia ... ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Research and Markets has ... Global Analysis (United States, China, Japan, Brazil, United Kingdom, ... their offering. Surgical ... business planners, provides surgical procedure volume data in a ... an in-depth analysis of growth drivers and inhibitors, including ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: