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Media Availability: Former AMA President at Supreme Court Available for Comment on Healthcare Decision

June 28, 2012

National medical expert and clinical professor available from Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Dr. Donald Palmisano, former president of the American Medical Association (AMA) and current spokesman for the Coalition to Protect Patients’ Rights (CPPR), is available to provide comment on the Supreme Court’s historic decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act from Washington.

Dr. Palmisano will be on location, outside the Supreme Court, as the decision is rendered.

Donald J. Palmisano, MD, JD, FACS, is a clinical professor of surgery and clinical professor of medical jurisprudence at Tulane University School of Medicine and an adjunct professor at The Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Dr. Palmisano is Board certified in Surgery by the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

In 2003-2004, he served as the 158th president of the American Medical Association (AMA).

Dr. Palmisano has testified before Congress many times and has appeared on dozens of news shows including Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Capitol Gang, Nightline World News Tonight, Talk Back Live, Hardball with Chris Matthews, Crossfire, and Fox News with Tony Snow.

To see the most recent interview of Dr. Palmisano discussing the Affordable Care Act, click here

Possible Topics:

  • The impact of the Supreme Court’s decision on the medical practice and patients.
  • What the decision means for the individual mandate and the law as a whole.
  • How the decision will impact patients, including seniors on Medicare, seeking care.

For more information on the Coalition to Protect Patients’ Rights, visit www.ProtectPatientsRights.org.

SOURCE Coalition to Protect Patients’ Rights

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