Doctors for America is on the front lines of fighting to protect millions of people and their right to health care. Many of us have moments of disbelief that instead of moving forward to build on and expand existing coverage, we are actually talking about repealing major coverage provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
What gives me strength to be hopeful and defiant are my patients and this movement. That is why Doctors for America is doubling down by joining forces with major national organizations to launch the Protect Our Care Coalition and the Alliance for Healthcare Security. We are standing side by side with other doctors, nurses, hospitals, patients, young people, moms, policy experts, and more to raise our voices and make sure America knows that the majority of the nation stands with us.
Our first grassroots action starts today with our Provider Day of Action in partnership with doctors, nurses, and other health care providers. Thank you to the hundreds of people who are joining our Thunderclap at 3:30 pm Eastern.
Now we are calling on everyone to join colleagues across the country in sharing the stories of your patients by taking a photo and submitting it to our Tumblr page, which we can all use to share stories with the nation, Congress, and the President-Elect. Share your story using this template.
Powerful stories are already coming in from across the country. Here are a few highlights of doctors speaking out:
“Without Medicaid, my patients would not have access to preventative medicine preventing complications of diabetes.”
– Dr. John Borzok, University Hospital, NJ
“Without coverage, 50-year old patient must choose between paying medical bills and providing food and shelter for family.”
– Dr. Afua Kunadu, NY
“Without access to preventative screening, would not have diagnosed COLON CANCER in time for 52 year old woman.”
– Dr. Sabrina Taldone, FL
The time is short to make your voice heard on behalf of patients. Please join us!
Alice Chen, MD
P.S. Don’t forget the upcoming deadline for marketplace coverage starting January 1, 2017 is December 15, 2016. Make certain to spread the word to encourage your patients to get covered for 2017!