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Doctors for America Takes Message to the White House.
(WASHINGTON D.C.) - 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, including Oregon, 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 from Oregon 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.”
“Our health care system is broken. I am fighting for reform, because it is my calling as a doctor to promote wellness and healing. It is my instinct as a human being to fight for justice. Our current system does not support either wellness or justice. Our current system is sick. It rewards over-spending and reactionary behavior on both the part of the provider and the health care seeker. I believe we can create a responsible system that provides universal coverage with a focus on preventive care,” said Dr. Anita Henderson of Bend.
To see a map showing the Doctors for America members who attended today’s event, go to: drsforamerica.org/whitehouse.
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.
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