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Doctors for America Takes Message to the White House; Doctors from every state make the case for health reform now


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For Immediate Release

October 5, 2009

Contact:  Megan Smith, 202.215.1362

megan.smith@drsforamerica.org

 

Doctors for America Takes Message to the White House

Doctors from every state make the case for health reform now

 

WASHINGTON, DC –Because actions speak louder than words, Doctors for America took their message directly to the White House today - sending physicians from each of the fifty states to advocate for meaningful health reform this year.  In the Rose Garden with President Obama this morning, the doctors stood together representing the voices of their fellow physicians and patients in their home state who desperately need health care reform. 

 

“Any elected official who has said they have not heard from a doctor in their state who supports health care was proven wrong today,” said Doctors for America’s Executive Director, Dr. Mandy Krauthamer.  “The urgent need for health reform cannot be overstated.  These physicians from around the country have take time away from their families and their practices to come to Washington to advocate for passage of comprehensive health reform this year.  As physicians, we know that this is the right thing our patients, our profession and our nation.”

 

To see a map showing the Doctors for America members who attended today’s event, go to:  www.drsforamerica.org/whitehouse

 

“The doctors who gathered in the Rose Garden today are the same people who are writing their members of Congress, writing letters to the editor in their hometown paper, blogging and speaking out at forums and town hall meetings.  They know the system is broken, and it is time to fix the things that stand between our patients and the care they need, with real insurance choices, better access to care and better quality care once they can see a doctor,” added Dr. Vivek Murthy, President of Doctors for America.

 

Today’s event at the White House is just one way Doctors for America is working to amplify physicians’ voices.  Through the “Voices of Physicians” campaign and the online action center, Doctors for America has encouraged and empowered its members to speak up for passing meaningful health reform this year. 

 

Doctors for America is a grassroots group of over 15,000 physicians in all fifty states committed to passing meaningful health reform legislation.  The group works to convey the ideas and experiences of physicians in order to achieve reform that provides high quality, affordable healthcare for all Americans. 

 

TO SPEAK WITH A PHYSICIAN WHO PARTICIPATED IN TODAY’S EVENT, CONTACT: Megan Smith, 202.215.1362 OR megan.smith@drsforamerica.org.

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