Monday, October 12, 2009
With a report card from government scorekeepers (PDF) saying its draft bill would save the U.S. Treasury a net $81 billion over the next 10 years, the U.S. Senate Finance Committee is set to vote on the plan tomorrow. TMA is asking Texas physicians to contact Sen. John Cornyn immediately and ask him to continue to fight to “fix what’s wrong and keep what’s good” in the country’s health care system. “Senate Cornyn has been a stalwart for patients and physicians on the Finance Committee,” said TMA President Bill Fleming, MD. “We have noticed, and appreciate, his work on liability reform, Medicare payments to physicians, and the independent Medicare commission. We urge the senator to continue to push for bipartisan solutions to these terribly complex problems.” In addition to those issues, TMA is asking the senator to work for real health insurance company reform, to push for workable options for the uninsured, and to stop the harsh limits on physician ownership of hospitals and health care facilities. Please call Senator Cornyn today or use the TMA’s Grassroots Action Center to craft and write a personal e-mail to him in less than two minutes total. Need more of our “Fix What’s Wrong, Keep What Works” posters, stickers, and postcards for your office? Order them online or call the TMA Knowledge Center at (800) 880-7955.
Posted by Steve Levine at 10:38 AM