|Dear AAPS members and friends,Next week, AAPS Executive Director Jane Orient, MD and AAPS member G. Keith Smith, MD will be panelists in a Capitol Hill briefing.Please take a quick minute now to call the DC office of your Congressman and Senators and ask them to send a staff member, preferably their Health Care Legislative Assistant (LA), to this important briefing. Click hereto find their direct contact information or simply call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121.More information about this event can be found below.Thank you!
The Doctor’s Story:
The members of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons are on the front lines of patient care. The patient physician relationship is the key factor of quality health care, but at almost every turn the government has created obstacles to providing quality care at a low cost harming this relationship. Join us for a lively discussion of current policy ideas and what is already happening outside the Beltway to restore the patient-physician relationship and lower costs.
October 13th, 8:00am-9:00amWhere:
2456 Rayburn House Office Building, Capitol Hill, Washington, DCRSVP:
or call/text: 520-270-0761
Congressman Marsha Blackburn: TN-7
HR 371: The Health Care Choice Act will allow Americans to buy insurance policies across state lines. The bill would allow insurance companies to compete for your business, offering plans with the benefits you want at a price you can afford.
Jane Orient, M.D.
Doctor Orient is the Executive Director of Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, a voice for patients and physicians independence since 1943, and has been in solo practice of general internal medicine since 1981. She is a clinical lecturer in medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She is the author of Sapira’s Art and Science of Bedside Diagnosis. She also authored YOUR Doctor Is Not In: Healthy Skepticism about National Health Care, published by Crown.
G. Keith Smith, M.D.
Doctor Smith is the founder of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma, a 32,535 square foot, state-of-the-art multispecialty facility in Oklahoma City, owned and operated by approximately 40 of the top surgeons and anesthesiologists in central Oklahoma.