Thursday, June 25, 2009

Doctors to Obama: 'We'll Quit Before We Practice Government Medicine'

June 25, 2009
7:30 - 11:30 PM EDT

"TAKE BACK MEDICINE" Physicians hold national "virtual"
town meeting to explain opposition to health care reform
proposals, including "public plan" and insurance mandates
on the 44th anniversary of Medicare.

Live web cast & teleconference
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/PRNewswire/ -- Working physicians on the frontlines of medicine say they will quit before they practice under government medicine.

Those physicians will tell their stories when The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons launches its "TAKE BACK MEDICINE" project with a virtual Town Meeting of doctors to explain their opposition to government medicine & discuss ways to take back medicine for patients.

A panel of more than 20 distinguished physicians will lead a discussion of doctors logging on from across the country for an unprecedented live National Physician Town Meeting. They will tell specific stories of the negative impact on their practices & patients.

Questions to be discussed:
-- Why the government plan is bad for patients and doctors
-- The horrendous impact a National Health Board would have on access to
-- Why doctors will quit in droves if current plans pass
-- Why big medicine doesn't reflect practicing doctors

Confirmed speakers include:
Rep. Tom Price, MD. (R--GA)
Mark Kellen, MD, President, AAPS
Jane Orient, MD, Doctors for Disaster Preparedness
Deborah Peel, MD, Patient Privacy Coalition
David McKalip, MD, President, Florida Medical Assoc.
Eric Novack, MD, author, AZ Health Care Freedom Initiative
Marcy Zwelling-Aamot, MD, Board member, CA Medical Assoc.
Moderated by: Kathryn Serkes & more than 20 other practicing physicians

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