to help gain passage of the Patients Bill of Rights
relationship in American Health Care back to the Patient and
right to choose physicians and specialists of their preference.
Lay person standard to the access for emergency service.
review for Health Services Plans to provide for physicians
and their patients important access to binding external review to
settle disagreements in coverage and compensation with third party
agencies through independent reviewers without the need for expensive
for Health Services Plans for actions which create harmful results
for those covered by Health Plan policies.
Relief for HealthCare Professionals to restore the unfettered
ability to collectively negotiate appropriate Health Insurance Coverage
agreements with Health Care Intermediaries and Insurance Companies
without threat of Antitrust Complaints
problem in providing High Quality Health Care for Americans is that
the single most knowledgable, and most qualified consumer of services
..is consistently forced to negotiate with
companies who scramble to control the funding of care for patients
Attempts to collectively approach problems with HMO's and insurers
by doctors are consistently scorned and threatened with aggressive
Antitrust Federal Investigation and prosecution. This response comes
most frequently from those in an industry which has managed to secure
its own aura of exemption from these same antitrust measures.
If you believe
your DOCTOR should be your principle advisor on the best care for
you and your family, tell your Congressman and Senator to push
the Conference Committee
bring a meaningful Patients Bill of Rights to the
floor of both the House and the Senate of this Congress for passage
and to present this important legislation to the President for his
signature to enact these MOST IMPORTANT Patients Rights into
a much needed and very valuable Federal law.
your representatives today.
Write them today.
Write them again tomorrow.
Let them know you are serious.
The problem is serious.