Navigation Links
Physician Groups Oppose Current Senate Health Care Reform Bill
Date:12/16/2009

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, a group of national medical societies launched a multi-state advertising campaign in opposition to H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, currently under consideration by the U.S. Senate and making its way towards a final vote in the coming days. The groups are targeting key states, urging Senators to vote against a health care bill that is "bad medicine" for patients.

"Physicians know first hand that our health care system needs reform - but the current Senate health care bill is 'bad medicine' for patients," said Troy M. Tippett, M.D., President of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. "The Senate bill inappropriately expands the role of the federal government in health care decision making, and undermines the doctor-patient relationship that is critical to a health care delivery system that works for patients."

"While we are united in our desire to improve health care and extend coverage, the current Senate bill is not the cure to what ails our health care system. It jeopardizes patient access to the physician of their choice," said Joseph D. Zuckerman, M.D., President of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons. "We urge the Senate to take a step back, and make essential changes to this bill before a rush to reform leads to a bad outcome for patients across the country."

Physician organizations supporting this initiative include: the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, American Society of Breast Surgeons, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Arthroscopy Association of North America, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, National Association of Spine Specialists, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America.

Dozens of other medical groups, representing hundreds of thousands of physicians, are also on record opposing the current Senate health care reform bill.

Radio and print ads are slated to run in Arkansas, Nebraska, Connecticut, Maine, and the District of Columbia. For more information and to view the ads, visit www.PhysiciansUnitedForPatients.org.

SOURCE www.PhysiciansUnitedForPatients.org


'/>"/>
SOURCE www.PhysiciansUnitedForPatients.org
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Mayo Clinic Physicians Report Findings from Research on Sleep Disorders
2. Bayer Issues Additional Guidance to Physicians on Trasylol(R)
3. Leading Physicians Present Interim Results from Multi-Center Studies of VNUS ClosureFAST Catheter at VEITHsymposium
4. Physicians Will Benefit from Medical Software Advice Website
5. ReachMD Broadcasts First-of-its-Kind Physician Peer-Peer Discussion on ENHANCE Trial
6. Physicians Reconsider Implications of Enhance Trial
7. ISTA Pharmaceuticals Announces Physician-Sponsored Clinical Study of Xibrom(TM) Combination Therapy with Lucentis(R)
8. Independent Physician Surveys Show if Approved, MF101 Could Become First-Line Treatment for Menopause Symptoms
9. Study Shows Physician Judgment is Important in Reducing Rate of RSV-Related Hospitalizations Among High-Risk Infants
10. Pivotal Study Shows Physician/Nurse Teams Using SEDASYS(TM) System Reduced Risk of Over Sedation With Propofol
11. US Oncology Affiliated Physicians Make a Strong Showing in ASCO Proceedings
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/23/2017)... PALMA, Spain , January 23, ... a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on treatments for ... has been enrolled in the Phase IIb "CaLIPSO ... the treatment of cardiovascular calcification (CVC) in end-stage-renal-disease ... ESRD patients, in the last stage of chronic ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... , Jan 20, 2017 Research ... Clinical Laboratory Testing Market By Type of Test (Tumor, Clinical ... & By Type of Diseases (Tuberculosis, Influenza, Cancer, HIV/AIDS etc.), ... ... attractive destination for healthcare services, market segments, especially clinical lab ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... Route Of Administration, End User - Forecast to 2025" report ... ... a CAGR of around 7.8% over the next decade to reach ... analyzes the global markets for Advanced Drug Delivery across all the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:1/23/2017)... Switzerland (PRWEB) , ... January 23, 2017 , ... ... lab and production applications. However, choosing the right method is paramount to success. ... occur more often in situations where multiple persons use the same equipment. Rare ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Old School Labs™, makers of the wildly popular all-natural sports ... Ansley to its growing team of brand ambassadors. The Olympia top finisher and former ... than a year was able to turn professional, participating in the 2013 NPC USA ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... ... at the Mill”: a story of love and redemption, hope and uncertainty as a ... , “The Inn at the Mill” is the creation of published author, Lois Kulp, ... now living in Berks County on Crow Hill. The inn, the mill and ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... ... “Life Under Blankets”: an entrancing story about one woman's travels through the wilderness ... of published author, Kimberly Mitchell, who earned her bachelor’s degree in English education at ... master’s degree in education in the field of curriculum and instruction. Kimberly’s passion for ...
(Date:1/22/2017)... FRANCE (PRWEB) , ... January 22, 2017 , ... Phytocéane ... Ocean, isolated from the rest of the world with ZANZIBAR MILKY CREAM. Inspired by ... used key ingredients like Virgin Coconut Oil and moisturizing vegetal coral to create this ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):