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2009-10-09 13:50:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is the text of a letter to Senator Reid from the Concord Coalition: October 9, 2009 The Honorable Harry Reid Majority Leader United States Senate Washington DC Dear Senator Reid, We have followed the health care reform debate very carefully. We applaud you and the entire Congress for focusing on what we consider to be the most important and most difficult public policy issue. And, we applaud your concern for the...

2009-10-08 14:07:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a healthcare forum hosted by Politics magazine, current and former members of Congress said they believed President Obama would sign some sort of a healthcare reform package, most likely later this year. "There would be too much political damage done if something doesn't pass, so Congress will find a way," said Congressman Michael Burgess, MD (R-TX). Former Governor Howard Dean, MD; Senator John Barrasso, MD (R-WY); and other healthcare...

2009-10-01 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seven national consumer and health organizations announced today they have placed ads in opinion-leading Washington D.C. publications declaring strong opposition to any provisions in the health care bill that would limit the legal rights of patients injured by medical malpractice, including measures that would force them into unfair "alternative" legal systems. The ads run October 1, 2009. The advertisements, on behalf of Alliance for...

2009-09-22 09:57:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Democratic Governors are urging Congress to act on the President's health insurance reform plan after productive conversations in the past week with House and Senate leaders. "Governors are doing our best to help families struggling to pay for health care. We're all grappling with state budgets that are strained with the spiraling cost of health care," said Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer, chair of the Democratic Governors Association. "We...

2009-09-22 08:47:00

More than 14,000 signatures collected urging Congress to take action on reform WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, two leading health care groups sent a petition signed by 14,266 patients, physicians, and concerned citizens to members of the Senate Committee on Finance, urging them to include meaningful changes to our nation's broken medical liability system during today's markup of health care reform legislation. "It is clear from our petition drive that there is...

2009-09-18 11:59:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the release of the health care reform plan by Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus, DMLR Chairman Stuart L. Weinstein, M.D. issued the following statement: "The plan released by Senator Baucus is inadequate in addressing the serious problems caused by medical lawsuit abuse. President Obama, Republicans and Democrats in the Congress, health care policy experts, opinion leaders, and patients all across the country agree that...

2009-09-17 14:34:00

Urges Senate to Take Real Action on Medical Liability Reform WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following yesterday's release of the "Chairman's Mark" by Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus, the Health Coalition on Liability and Access expressed disappointment that the bill does not take action on medical liability reform, and urges the Senate to include real reform measures in any health care bill it passes. "The plan released by Senator Baucus does nothing to solve our...

2009-09-17 09:37:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 400 of the nation's most respected health care leaders today issued a joint Open Letter to Congress declaring that the health care system is in crisis and is unsustainable and calling on Congress to act now on meaningful reforms. They state that Congress has a moral and ethical obligation to improve healthcare for all our citizens now. The Open Letter identifies eight important policy changes that effective health reform...

2009-09-16 16:29:00

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Ascension Health is encouraged by the release of the Senate Finance Committee's proposed health reform plan, America's Healthy Future Act of 2009. "As a nation, we face an unprecedented opportunity to pass legislation that will vastly improve our fragmented healthcare system and it is encouraging to see policymakers furthering the discussion on this important issue," said Anthony Tersigni, President and CEO of Ascension Health. "While the House and...

2009-09-14 12:29:00

OKLAHOMA CITY and GREENSBORO, N.C., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- President Obama in his speech to Congress and the nation Wednesday evening acknowledged that something needed to be done about the cost of medical malpractice and the defensive medicine that preserves patient safety. MedEncentive, a web-based incentive system designed to control healthcare costs, and Medical Justice, a member based organization designed to protect physicians from frivolous medical malpractice lawsuits and...