endorsements

C4PC ENDORSES SAM PARK FOR RE-ELECTION IN GEORGIA STATE HOUSE

Clinicians for Progressive Care proudly announces our endorsement of Sam Park, Democrat for re-election to represent Georgia House District 101. DONATE to Sam Park here. DONATE to ALL C4PC endorsees here

Sam was first elected in 2016 and has shown a strong commitment to health care justice for his constituents and all Georgians.

The son of Korean immigrants, Sam was born and raised in Gwinnett County, Georgia where he attended public school. He then entered Georgia State University under a HOPE scholarship, graduating law school there as well. He has fought for the health care rights of those with debilitating conditions and without the money to navigate our system – a system  maximizes the profit of corporations.

Health care access became personal for Sam when his mother was diagnosed with stage IV cancer. She underwent intensive treatments that would not have been possible without public insurance.

Sam is deeply committed to the individual mandate as both a moral imperative and economic necessity. 1.5 million Georgians are without health care. Georgia failed to accept Medicaid expansion, which would have reduced health inequality in the state; Sam will fight to ensure all Georgians have access to high quality health care.

In addition, Sam will expand medication assisted treatment and access to opioid overdose rescue medications to help reverse the epidemic of opiate overdose deaths. He will help overturn financial and other barriers to abortion and contraception. Furthermore, he will strive to end discriminatory practices toward immigrants and the LGBTQ community.

Sam Park believes in health for all Georgians and everyone in America. We at C4PC support him and know he will be a great representative.

Clinicians for Progressive Care (C4PC) believes we can't fight for healthcare without electing candidates who believe in it. Previous endorsements in both Congressional and state-level races can be found here.

About C4PC: Clinicians for Progressive Care supports candidates, issues, and advocacy which promote equitable, compassionate, evidence-based, and progressive healthcare for every group and individual.

Contact information
Dr. Berger can be reached at: 
treasurer@cliniciansforprogressivecare.com

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C4PC ENDORSES KAYSER ENNEKING, MD, FOR FLORIDA STATE SENATE 8TH DISTRICT

Baltimore, MD; September 6, 2018 - Clinicians for Progressive Care proudly announces our endorsement of Dr. Kayser Enneking, Democrat for Florida State Senate District 8. Dr. Enneking is a healthcare leader and physician whose vision for universal care speaks to the needs of all Floridians.

Dr. Enneking was born and raised in Gainesville. She left to attend Vanderbilt, returning to complete her M.D. at the University of Florida. She is now a practicing anesthesiologist, inspired to run for office because Tallahassee politicans have represented their donors and lobbyists rather than the interests of Florida families.

Dr. Enneking was frustrated by Florida’s lack of implementation of the ACA and stubborn refusal to expand Medicaid. She will fight to develop a public option that will expand resources to rural areas and communities of color. She wants to require insurance companies to cover substance use and mental health treatment. She will block threats to women’s health, including attacks on Planned Parenthood.

She is a doctor who will fight for Floridians the same way she advocates for her patients, bringing the blue wave to sweep out the anti-health policies of a previous generation. Join C4PC in supporting her!

Clinicians for Progressive Care (C4PC) believes we can't fight for healthcare without electing candidates who believe in it. Previous endorsements in both Congressional and state-level races can be found here.

About C4PC: Clinicians for Progressive Care supports candidates, issues, and advocacy which promote equitable, compassionate, evidence-based, and progressive healthcare for every group and individual.

Contact information
Dr. Berger can be reached at: 
treasurer@cliniciansforprogressivecare.com

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C4PC ENDORSES LOUISE VALENTINE FOR OHIO STATE SENATE, 19TH DISTRICT

Baltimore, MD; August 28, 2018 - Clinicians for Progressive Care endorses Louise Valentine, Democrat for Ohio Senate 19. Louise is a working mother, successful businesswoman and respected community advocate, with a practical vision of health equality and universal access for all Ohioans.

Louise was born and raised in Northeast Ohio. She studied Textiles and Clothing at Ohio State University and went on to receive a Master’s of Science from the College of Human Ecology. She has worked for the past 10 years leading a consumer testing program.

As state senator, Louise will place the health of Ohioans at the top of her agenda. She will empower the government to defend against rising costs of medical treatment and pharmaceuticals. She knows that addiction and drug use are linked to poor access to resources and wants to rebuild mental health and addiction services, increase funding to support opiate overdose treatment and build opportunities for those in recovery to pursue housing and employment.

She is passionate about fighting infant mortality disproportionately affecting black Americans, through community education programs, local health centers and paid family leave. She also supports women’s right to health care including access to safe abortions and will fiercely advocate for organizations like Planned Parenthood that promote women’s health.

Making possible health for all must include an approach to universal care, and Louise is a sincere and knowledgeable supporter of Ohio’s Medicaid expansion -- which she will act to defend and solidify.

For all these reasons, we look forward to Louise Valentine in the Ohio State Senate. Please join  us in supporting her with your vote or your donation.

Clinicians for Progressive Care (C4PC) believes we can't fight for healthcare without electing candidates who believe in it. Previous endorsements in both Congressional and state-level races can be found here.

About C4PC: Clinicians for Progressive Care supports candidates, issues, and advocacy which promote equitable, compassionate, evidence-based, and progressive healthcare for every group and individual.

Contact information
Dr. Berger can be reached at: 
treasurer@cliniciansforprogressivecare.com

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C4PC ENDORSES JON SANTIAGO, MD, FOR 9TH SUFFOLK DISTRICT IN MASSACHUSETTS

Baltimore, MD; August 2, 2018 - Clinicians for Progressive Care endorses Jon Santiago, MD, for the 9th Suffolk District state representative in Massachusetts. The devastating reality in the 9th District is that people born in one end of this district have a life expectancy 30 years less than those born on the other end. This inequity is an insult to the conscience -- and Jon understands how to move things in the right direction. Meanwhile, his opponent in the primary, a 40-year incumbent, is a conservative who has opposed broad solutions to these problems.

Among Jon’s convictions is the belief that moving to a single payer system is necessary to give everyone access to health care. Nevertheless, Jon realizes that the solutions must go beyond this. We need to empower the government to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies to bring down medication prices. In addition, as in many places across the US, much of the health inequity in Massachusetts has to do with the effects of opiate addiction and overdose. To address this epidemic, Jon will draw on his expertise as an emergency room physician who has treated many patients suffering from substance use disorders. He knows that encouraging medication-assisted treatment for such disorders -- and making it easier for primary care physicians to provide such treatment without irrational regulation lacking a basis in evidence -- can make real headway in treating these patients. Criminalizing and marginalizing those with such problems cannot be the answer.

Further, Jon knows that health is a consequence of decisions society makes about who has inherent worth. He knows that everyone matters - which means everyone deserves a living wage, stable housing, and schools that are structured to best serve our children..

Jon Santiago is an expert physician, knowledgeable in policy, and compassionate where it counts. He is the among the next wave of progressive healthcare leaders whom we are proud to support.

Clinicians for Progressive Care (C4PC) believes we can't fight for healthcare without electing candidates who believe in it. Previous endorsements in both Congressional and state-level races can be found here.

About C4PC: Clinicians for Progressive Care supports candidates, issues, and advocacy which promote equitable, compassionate, evidence-based, and progressive healthcare for every group and individual.

Contact information
Dr. Berger can be reached at: 
treasurer@cliniciansforprogressivecare.com

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C4PC ENDORSES DREW PATE, MD, FOR DELEGATE IN MARYLAND ASSEMBLY'S 41ST DISTRICT (NW BALTIMORE)

Clinicians for Progressive Care is pleased to endorse Drew Pate, MD, the progressive choice for Maryland Assembly 41st District (Northwest Baltimore). During twenty five years of practice as a physician, Dr. Pate has achieved a thorough and compassionate understanding of what makes our healthcare system unfair and unsustainable: a failure to meet people’s needs where they are, fairly and affordably. His campaign focuses on what the people of Baltimore need, and does not pit one group against another with insinuations of violence or dehumanization.

Dr. Pate is double board-certified physician in psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry. He completed medical school at LSU School of Medicine (elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha society) and completed residency at the Sheppard Pratt Hospital in Baltimore and at Harvard Medical School/Children’s Hospital in Baltimore.

In addition to his prestigious academic training and clinical expertise, Dr. Pate has something which many candidates (and too many of our establishment political figures) do not understand: the knowledge that community based health care is a necessary way forward to provide healthcare to the neediest and most vulnerable in a way which meets their needs. As a grassroots candidate with the Green Party, Dr. Pate can work with neighborhoods to make change, without being beholden to the status quo.

We need universal care, community health as an intersectional effort to treat the effects of racism, understanding for those suffering from substance use disorder, and the expertise to bring those proposals to fruition. C4PC believes Dr. Pate is the candidate to make those happen.

C4PC ENDORSES AMIE NEILING FOR INDIANA STATE HOUSE DISTRICT 32

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The progressive health care visionary for the Indiana House

Baltimore, MD; July 17, 2018 - Clinicians for Progressive Care enthusiastically endorses the fantastic first-time candidate and nurse Amie Neiling to represent Indiana State House District 32. A lifelong resident of Indianapolis, she has worked as a licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, and workplace specialist, helping adolescents and adults further their skills in the health care field as they look for employment. As a result, she knows about the economic, social, and healthcare challenges faced by Hoosiers and comes with practical, compassionate ideas to fix them. Already the Democratic nominee, Neiling stands a good chance to help ordinary Hoosiers retake their State House and put Indiana on a path to treat its most vulnerable with kindness.

Neiling believes in a single-payer health care system, starting with Medicaid buy-in to expand what works to those who need care. Hoosiers have painful experience with the imperfections and inequalities of our system. Those with substance use disorder face stigma in getting needed treatment, and physicians must overcome barriers in treating those with chronic pain. Neiling understands that a complicated problem like the effect and use of opiates requires a multifaceted solution.

Neiling also knows that racism affects Hoosiers as they seek good jobs and just healthcare, and realizes that we must provide equitable and accessible education for future health care professionals among African Americans and people of color.

Women are autonomous human beings who deserve equal access to health. Neiling will be unafraid to roll back restrictions on reproductive health care (including abortion) which make life difficult for so many Hoosier women.

Join us in getting Amie Neiling to the Indiana State House!

C4PC ENDORSES SHELDON H. LASKIN FOR MARYLAND STATE SENATE, DISTRICT 11

Clinicians for Progressive Care is very happy to endorse the progressive choice for Maryland State Senate District 11, Sheldon H. Laskin. Sheldon is a seasoned attorney and political activist who has been fighting for justice in Maryland for decades, and will be a state senator Baltimore County can finally be proud of. DONATE TO SHELDON LASKIN.

An experienced tax attorney and former Assistant Attorney General, Sheldon has made his reputation defending the vulnerable. He argued employment discrimination cases for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and successfully argued a case before the United States Supreme Court.

As an activist in his community, he has put his legal expertise to use in fighting for human rights for all, testifying before the Baltimore County Council against the 287(g) program, which authorizes federal authorities to deputize local officials in enforcing immigration policy. He was in favor of the Home Act, which would have prohibited discrimination on the part of landlords against tenants who receive federal income assistance.

Sheldon is also an advocate for universal care. Supporting a single payer system, he is knowledgeable about the barriers which must be surmounted in reaching that goal. He is explicit in connecting the problems of our health care system to present-day racism, and believes that taking steps to increase the number of African American health professional trainees (including scholarships) can help redress this moral wrong.

Sheldon is running against Bobby Zirkin, widely known as an opponent to justice reform in Maryland and infamous as the nation’s second leading recipient of campaign funds from the bail bonds industry. Zirkin is #NotWirkin, and Sheldon can bring justice back to Annapolis.

C4PC ENDORSES LAURA MOSER FOR CONGRESS IN TX-07

Baltimore, MD; May 9, 2018 - Clinicians for Progressive Care is excited to announce our endorsement of Laura Moser for Texas’ Seventh Congressional District. As a journalist and political activist, Laura will fight for progressive values in health care, education, and workers rights, and against the rising tide of racism and bigotry.

Laura was born and raised in Southside Place, TX. She graduated from Amherst College and worked as an editor and national journalist for periodicals including the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. After the 2016 election, she founded Daily Action, a text-messaging service that empowers citizens to demand change in Washington.

Laura supports single payer and universal insurance coverage; she will begin by offering a strong public option, lowering eligibility for Medicare to 55 years and expanding eligibility for Medicaid. She wants to decrease burdens of racial inequality by strengthening unions that offer health benefits, job stability and fair wages.

Laura understands that people suffering from substance use disorders need treatment, not moralizing rhetoric. She plans to improve health care for women by increasing access to contraceptives and safe abortions.

While universal care and reproductive health rights are risky stances in some quarters, Laura Moser is not the one to hold back from a fight for progressive beliefs. She is on the side of ordinary Texans and will be their unafraid advocate in Congress.

Clinicians for Progressive Care (C4PC) believes we can't fight for healthcare without electing candidates who believe in it. Previous endorsements in both Congressional and state-level races can be found here.

C4PC ENDORSES ALLISON RUSSO, DrPH, FOR OHIO STATE HOUSE, DISTRICT 24

Baltimore, MD; May 1, 2018 - Clinicians for Progressive Care enthusiastically endorses Allison Russo, DrPH, for Ohio House District 24. A public health expert, business executive, military spouse, and community activist, Allison is the knowledgeable, detail-oriented, progressive voice needed for Central Ohio and the Columbus area.

Allison believes in universal health care, and wants to use the power of negotiation and price controls to make medications affordable for those who need them. She knows that we have to address racism and inequality in society to bring the benefits of health to all. Among other things, that means focusing on funding public education, improving housing, and addressing economic inequality.

Allison also believes in a woman’s right to choose and a full spectrum of reproductive health care. She will fight to roll back the restrictions on women’s health, among the most callous in the nation, that the Ohio State House has instituted in its uncompromising opposition to abortion. She will set about dismantling the carceral system that unjustly imprisons so many African-Americans; and decriminalizing recreational drugs.

Ohio’s opiate epidemic has devastated the state, with its overdose rate second worse in the nation. Allison understands we must provide effective treatment to those with substance use disorder, as well as long-term solutions providing greater economic opportunity for poor communities.

Allison knows the theory and practice of public health, the nuts-and-bolts of running effective organizations, and the ways in which our system as currently constructed denies equal health to so many. C4PC knows that Allison Russo will make things better for Ohioans and looks forward to her victory in November.

Clinicians for Progressive Care (C4PC) believes we can't fight for healthcare without electing candidates who believe in it. Previous endorsements in both Congressional and state-level races can be found here.

C4PC ENDORSES PARISIMA TAEB, MD, IN THE FLORIDA HOUSE, DISTRICT 78

Baltimore, MD; April 26, 2018 - Clinicians for Progressive Care enthusiastically endorses Dr. Parisima Taeb for Florida State Representative, District 78. An obesity medicine physician and immigrant to the US, Dr. Taeb has stepped forward to bring her expertise, activism, and vision to bear on the challenges facing Southwest Florida. She believes in clean water, well funded mental health, freely available treatment for those with substance use disorders, and universal health care through Medicaid expansion. DONATE TO DR. TAEB.

Dr. Taeb came to the US from Iran as a child. She attended the University of Florida and received her medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine, completing residency at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania and thereafter working as a hospitalist in southwest Florida.  She currently operates her own practice in Fort Myers, and provides affordable treatment on a sliding scale.

After the recent hurricanes that devastated the Carribean, including our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico, Dr. Taeb spearheaded a local effort to provide relief to victims of the tragedy. She is active in leadership roles in her profession and community, in addition to being a proud, involved parent, a product of Florida’s public schools, and an alumna of Stoneman Douglas High School -- inspired by that school’s activist history in the wake of trauma.

The incumbent, Heather Fitzenhagen, has not advanced the interests of southwest Florida in her 6 years in office. Her uninspiring legislative proposals included a measure to reaffirm the Second Amendment. Dr. Taeb is ready to bring a new voice and vision to Tallahasee, building a safer and stronger community through empowerment and education.

Clinicians for Progressive Care (C4PC) believes we can't fight for healthcare without electing candidates who believe in it. Previous endorsements in both Congressional and state-level races can be found here.

C4PC ENDORSES MARTHA SHAFER FOR NC HOUSE DISTRICT 62

Baltimore, MD; April 19, 2018 - Clinicians for Progressive Care is excited to announce our endorsement of Martha Shafer for North Carolina House District 62. Martha has spent her career working in non-profit health care and understands how corporate greed and the headlong race for profit hurt vulnerable residents of the Tar Heel State.

Martha received her bachelor's degree from Furman University and a master's in health administration at Duke. As a vice president of the Women's Hospital of Greensboro, she worked to fund mammograms for poor women. As a parent and school volunteer, she gained insight into the problems created by underfunding public schools.

After seeing the effect of improved access to Medicaid services on previously uninsured patients, she came to her passionate commitment to universal health care. She knows how poverty, hunger, and unstable housing harm families and children, especially the sick and chronically ill, and will work tirelessly to address these gaping inequalities while in the North Carolina legislature. Moreover, Martha supports women's health without qualification. She will fight to ensure access to reproductive healthcare, and will refuse to support centers preying upon women by misleading them with baseless falsehoods.

Martha Shafer is a candidate with the training, knowledge, commitment, and courage to make a difference for North Carolinians -- and C4PC is honored to endorse her.

Clinicians for Progressive Care (C4PC) believes we can't fight for healthcare without electing candidates who believe in it. Previous endorsements in both Congressional and state-level races can be found here.

C4PC ENDORSES MAI KHANH TRAN, MD, FOR CONGRESS IN CA-39

Baltimore, MD; March 26, 2018 -  Clinicians for Progressive Care is excited to endorse Mai Khanh Tran, MD, for California’s 39th Congressional district. Dr. Tran’s experience as a pediatrician on the frontlines of community healthcare and her passion for helping children and families make her a powerful force for Southern California.

A survivor of breast cancer twice over, Dr. Tran understands the patient experience and the importance of insurance. Dr. Tran knows that health care is a human right. That’s why she’s running as a real progressive.

Dr. Tran was born in Vietnam and came to the United States as a refugee in 1975. She finished college at Harvard, where she supported herself as a janitor while taking classes. She went to medical school at Dartmouth and Brown, completing training in pediatrics at UCLA. She currently treats the children of Orange County.

Dr. Tran wants to reinstate ACA protections for low income individuals. She’ll fight to expand community health centers and for medical outreach in under resourced areas, particularly those most harmed by segregation. Dr. Tran supports stricter regulations that prohibit unfair (“overnight”) spikes in drug prices. She is a strong advocate for women’s healthcare and would seek to repeal laws that prohibit use of federal funding for abortion and contraceptive education in international development work.

Dr. Tran also wants to reduce gun violence with greater checks and increased research, reform immigration laws and improve access to quality K-12 and higher education for all Americans. Mai Khanh Tran is the best choice to represent Southen California in Congress.

Clinicians for Progressive Care (C4PC) believes we can't fight for healthcare without electing candidates who believe in it. Previous endorsements in both Congressional and state-level races can be found here.

About C4PC: Clinicians for Progressive Care supports candidates, issues, and advocacy which promote equitable, compassionate, evidence-based, and progressive healthcare for every group and individual. C4PC can be supported here

Contact information
Dr. Berger can be reached at: 
treasurer@cliniciansforprogressivecare.com

C4PC ENDORSES SACHIN HEBBAR FOR DELEGATE TO MARYLAND ASSEMBLY (DISTRICT 42B)

Baltimore, MD (March 14, 2018) -- Clinicians for Progressive Care is pleased to endorse Sachin Hebbar for Delegate in the Maryland Assembly representing District 42B (Baltimore County). Sachin will leverage his experience as a scientist, community activist and immigrant to help problems affecting everyone in Maryland.

Sachin was born in India where he studied biology and went on to earn a PhD from Mumbai University. He came to the United States as a postdoctoral fellow at Wake Forest University and has received multiple scientific grants to study cancer, cellular and molecular biology. Now living in Lutherville, MD, he founded Indivisible North Baltimore County to organize against the Trump Administration’s threats to human rights.

Sachin wants to improve the health of Marylanders with single payer health care. He supports limitation of the exorbitant costs of medications by allowing Medicare to negotiate prices and reforming patent laws for lifesaving drugs. Sachin also understands that direct action to address racial inequality is paramount to community health. He wants to increase access to care for people with chronic health conditions while also promoting safe housing, quality education and nutrition.

Sachin’s expertise as an organizer, scientist, advocate, and parent will make him an ideal delegate for the people of Baltimore County. We are proud to lend him our support.

Clinicians for Progressive Care (C4PC) believes we can't fight for healthcare without electing candidates who believe in it. Previous endorsements in state and Congressional races can be found here.

About C4PC: Clinicians for Progressive Care supports candidates, issues, and advocacy which promote equitable, compassionate, evidence-based, and progressive healthcare for every group and individual.

Contact information
Dr. Berger can be reached at: 
treasurer@cliniciansforprogressivecare.com

 

C4PC ENDORSES DR. KYLE HORTON, MD, FOR CONGRESS IN NC-7

Baltimore, MD; February 21, 2018 -  Clinicians for Progressive Care is pleased to announce its endorsement of Dr. Kyle Horton for Congress in North Carolina’s 7th District. Dr. Horton has seen first hand how the American dream is on life support in North Carolina, and is ready to help fix our broken system. Dr. Horton will work towards universal health care, good jobs, supportive public schools, a clean environment, and our nation’s safety at home while defending its interests abroad. Donate to Dr. Horton.

Dr. Horton attended the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, then went to medical school at Wright State University in Ohio, where she also earned an MBA. She worked at the VA in Richmond, Virginia, where she fought for the improvement of suicide prevention for veterans.

Dr. Horton wants to make sure everyone can afford top-notch health care and not go bankrupt buying their medications. While serving the people of Eastern North Carolina as a primary care physician, she's seen first-hand what's broken. Dr. Horton will fight to expand Medicare coverage to all Americans, rein in prescription drug prices, and strengthen Medicare and Medicaid.

She knows our system disadvantages African-Americans and people of color, and wants to target resources to those communities. Her comprehensive plan to reduce the harms of opiate use and overdose includes treatment for substance use disorder, motivating appropriate prescription by clinicians, and a comprehensive approach to pain. Of course, she supports reproductive care and the repeal of unjust restrictions on abortion.

Dr. Horton will bring her expertise as a physician to serve our nation, helping heal our fractured health care, economy, and environment, for all the residents of North Carolina.

Clinicians for Progressive Care (C4PC) believes we can't fight for healthcare without electing candidates who believe in it. Previous endorsements in both Congressional and state-level races can be found here.

About C4PC: Clinicians for Progressive Care supports candidates, issues, and advocacy which promote equitable, compassionate, evidence-based, and progressive healthcare for every group and individual. C4PC can be supported here

Contact information
Dr. Berger can be reached at: 
treasurer@cliniciansforprogressivecare.com

C4PC ENDORSES NILESH KALYANARAMAN, MD, FOR DELEGATE TO MARYLAND ASSEMBLY (43RD DISTRICT)


Baltimore, MD (February 14, 2018) -- Clinicians for Progressive Care is proud to announce its endorsement of Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman, MD, for Delegate in the Maryland Assembly, representing District 43 (North Baltimore). Dr. Nilesh has dedicated his professional life as a physician to treating the underserved, and will continue to advocate in Annapolis for all his constituents, especially the disadvantaged and vulnerable. DONATE to Dr. Nilesh.

Dr. Nilesh went to medical school at SUNY Brooklyn School of Medicine and trained in Internal Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta. He went on to care for imprisoned and homeless patients in Baltimore.

Dr. Nilesh is chief health officer at a community health center in Baltimore where he has strengthened programs to help those with pain and substance use problems. When Maryland expanded Medicaid coverage as part of the Affordable Care Act, he saw the positive impact on the lives of his patients. Medicaid gave ordinary people access to necessary health care that was previously unaffordable. Dr. Nilesh will work to expand coverage to all Marylanders, eliminate the 20 year gap in life expectancies across Baltimore neighborhoods, and reduce costs of prescription medicines.

In addition to health care reform, Dr. Nilesh seeks to ensure affordable housing by reforming rent court, expanding eviction prevention services and reinvesting in poor communities. He wants to strengthen public schools and job training programs that will help families adapt to the changing economy. He recognizes the segregation and racism that are a part of African Americans’ daily life.

Dr. Nilesh will be a force for good in the Maryland Assembly, and C4PC is excited to support him.

Clinicians for Progressive Care (C4PC) believes we can't fight for healthcare without electing candidates who believe in it. Previous endorsements in state and Congressional races can be found here.

About C4PC: Clinicians for Progressive Care supports candidates, issues, and advocacy which promote equitable, compassionate, evidence-based, and progressive healthcare for every group and individual.

Contact information
Dr. Berger can be reached at: 
treasurer@cliniciansforprogressivecare.com

C4PC ENDORSES NADIA HASHIMI, MD, FOR CONGRESS IN MARYLAND'S 6TH DISTRICT

Baltimore, MD; February 7, 2018 -  Clinicians for Progressive Care enthusiastically endorses Dr. Nadia Hashimi, MD for Congress in Maryland’s 6th District. As a practicing pediatrician, Dr. Hashmini understands the social and environmental influences that shape children’s growth and works every day to improve them. Now she wants to take these insights to Washington for the benefit of all Marylanders. Donate to Dr. Hashimi here

Dr. Hashmini grew up in New York and attended Brandeis University. She went to medical school at SUNY Downstate in New York CIty, training as a pediatrician at NYU/Bellevue. She currently practices in Gaithersburg, Maryland. In addition to her work as a physician, she is a best-selling author of historical fiction, a mother of four, a researcher, and a first-generation American. She is expert in listening, learning, and finding solutions on the basis of empathy, and will use these skills to help fix our broken politics.

Dr. Hashimi wants to expand the fundamental right to health care through expanding Medicare, and address exorbitant medication costs through price controls and lifetime payment caps. To address racial inequality, she will target funds to school districts with high populations of black students that have been systemically overlooked. She will expand the resources available to individuals with substance use disorder and also remove incentives for physicians to over-prescribe narcotics. Dr. Hashimi will also fight for women in the workplace, including equal pay for equal work, reproductive health care and family planning.

Dr. Hashimi wants America to be respected, not resented abroad, and for us to care for the underprivileged at home. We can be a caring and prosperous Maryland and America with her training and vision. C4PC looks forward to helping Dr. Hashimi win the primary and represent MD-6 in Congress.

Clinicians for Progressive Care (C4PC) believes we can't fight for healthcare without electing candidates who believe in it. Previous endorsements in both Congressional and state-level races can be found here.

About C4PC: Clinicians for Progressive Care supports candidates, issues, and advocacy which promote equitable, compassionate, evidence-based, and progressive healthcare for every group and individual. C4PC can be supported here

Contact information
Dr. Berger can be reached at: 
treasurer@cliniciansforprogressivecare.com

C4PC ENDORSES KATHIE ALLEN, MD, FOR UTAH STATE SENATE, DISTRICT 8

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Baltimore, MD; January 25, 2018 -  C4PC is thrilled to endorse Dr. Kathie Allen, Democrat, for Utah State Senate District 8. Dr. Allen, a compassionate fighter, has spent her career serving patients in Utah and understands the challenges facing poor and middle class families. She is determined to transform our healthcare system to help ordinary Utahns. DONATE to Dr. Allen.

Dr. Allen went to medical school at Loma Linda University and trained in Family Medicine at the University of Utah. In her own private practice, and at the Utah Transit Authority where she now cares for transit workers and their families, she has helped all kinds of people. Throughout her career, Dr. Allen has been a leader among physicians with the Utah Medical Association and Salt Lake County Medical Society.

Dr. Allen supports universal health insurance through Medicare while recognizing that regulations must be streamlined. She will prioritize making prescription medicines more affordable by empowering the federal government to negotiate prices and easing the path of generics to market. Dr. Allen draws on her personal experience of her father’s struggle with opioid addiction to advocate for greater access to treatment.

On every issue that matters to Utah, public lands, health care, the economy, schools, and jobs, Dr. Allen has workable compassionate solutions. Utahns believe in practical progressivism, and Dr. Allen will fight for them in the State Senate.

Clinicians for Progressive Care (C4PC) believes we can't fight for healthcare without electing candidates who believe in it. Previous endorsements in both Congressional and state-level races can be found here.

About C4PC: Clinicians for Progressive Care supports candidates, issues, and advocacy which promote equitable, compassionate, evidence-based, and progressive healthcare for every group and individual.

Contact information
Dr. Berger can be reached at: 
treasurer@cliniciansforprogressivecare.com

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C4PC ENDORSES ROB DAVIDSON, MD, FOR CONGRESS IN MICHIGAN'S 2ND DISTRICT

Baltimore, MD; January 17, 2018 -  Clinicians for Progressive Care endorses Dr. Rob Davidson, MD, for Congress in Michigan’s 2nd District. Dr. Davidson is an Emergency Medicine physician and school board member, not a career politician. His experience improving the lives of his patients has led him to a broader calling: the fight for health, prosperity, and equality for constituents in West Michigan. DONATE TO ROB DAVIDSON.

It is obvious that Rob is the perfect opponent to take on the avid Trump supporter and Republican incumbent Bill Huizenga. Huizenga has voted with Trump 97% of the time, spending his time in Washington, DC, attacking immigrants and the poor, voting to destroy insurance and give away Michiganers' hard-earned money in tax cuts for the very rich.

Dr. Davidson is a native son of Michigan. He graduated from Kalamazoo College and went on to medical school at Michigan State University. He left Michigan to complete residency in Emergency Medicine in Portland, Maine before returning to Ottawa County, where he lives with his wife and three children.

We at C4PC are impressed by Dr. Davidson’s commitment to investing in and partnering with underserved communities to reduce racial disparities. As an active member of his school board, Dr. Davidson understands the necessity of quality public education for all children, regardless of where they live, and increasing access to college and continuing education programs.

Dr. Davidson understands the cost of failing to provide broad-based, equitable, effective access to mental health and substance use treatment. In his emergency room he has seen first-hand, and  helped to treat, the devastation visited on individuals and families by gun violence and is determined to reform the status quo.

As a healer, reformer, policy expert, and concerned citizen, Dr. Davidson is the right choice for West Michigan in Congress.

Clinicians for Progressive Care (C4PC) believes we can't fight for healthcare without electing candidates who believe in it. Previous endorsements in both Congressional and state-level races can be found here.

About C4PC: Clinicians for Progressive Care supports candidates, issues, and advocacy which promote equitable, compassionate, evidence-based, and progressive healthcare for every group and individual.

Contact information
Dr. Berger can be reached at: 
treasurer@cliniciansforprogressivecare.com

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C4PC ENDORSES BETH LISTON, MD, PHD, FOR OHIO STATE HOUSE, 21ST DISTRICT

Baltimore, MD; January 10, 2018 - Clinicians for Progressive Care proudly endorses Dr. Beth Liston, MD, PhD, for the Ohio House of Representatives in District 21. Dr. Liston is a physician, scientist and educator committed to supporting her community with pragmatic, compassionate solutions. DONATE TO BETH LISTON.

Beth Liston grew up in the district that she hopes to represent. The Dublin Village AMC movie theater where she got her first job is where her family now goes for movie night. The restaurant she and her husband went to for their first date is where she and her sisters threw their parents a surprise 60th birthday party.

Dr. Liston completed a combined MD-PhD program at Ohio State University, with her Internal Medicine and Pediatrics training at Yale. Returning to Ohio, she joined the faculty at OSU where she treats patients and teaches medical students and residents. She is a nationally renowned expert on how teamwork among health professionals can help patients. Dr. Liston’s policy experience includes work in the Columbus Medical Association and the Ohio Department of Medicaid.

 Neighbor, friend, mother, physician, educator

Neighbor, friend, mother, physician, educator

Her plan to address health disparities, the opioid epidemic and the rising costs of medications and insurance is based on her expert understanding of these complex problems. She wants to make sure pharmaceutical companies can’t mislead patients through tricky advertising. She is determined to help create affordable insurance options for all. For her, combatting systematic racism means tackling education, housing and health care.

Dr. Liston knows that besides health, social factors like good jobs and educational opportunity are critical to a community’s wellbeing. As a valued neighbor, friend, and professional in the District, and a nationally regarded clinician-educator, she is a true combination of expertise, practicality, and warmth.

Clinicians for Progressive Care (C4PC) believes we can't fight for healthcare without electing candidates who believe in it. Previous endorsements in both Congressional and state-level races can be found here.

About C4PC: Clinicians for Progressive Care supports candidates, issues, and advocacy which promote equitable, compassionate, evidence-based, and progressive healthcare for every group and individual.
 

C4PC ENDORSES HIRAL TIPIRNENI, MD, FOR CONGRESS IN AZ-8

 Dr. Tipirneni has the right combination of personal grit, intellectual power, and outsider vision that will bring common-sense kindness back to Washington for the people of the Grand Canyon State.

Dr. Tipirneni has the right combination of personal grit, intellectual power, and outsider vision that will bring common-sense kindness back to Washington for the people of the Grand Canyon State.

Baltimore, MD; January 2, 2018 - Clinicians for Progressive Care has the honor of endorsing Dr. Hiral Tipirneni for Congress in Arizona’s 8th District. Dr. Tipirneni is a physician, researcher, community leader, and activist, a woman of knowledge, accomplishment, and compassion. She has known first-hand what it means to be an immigrant, a striving blue-collar student, and a family member of ailing relatives. DONATE TO HIRAL TIPIRNENI.

Dr. Tipirneni graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University and completed her residency at the University of Michigan’s Emergency Medicine program. She moved to Phoenix with her husband where she has practiced emergency medicine for over 20 years while also leading a team of cancer researchers, serving on multiple local nonprofit boards, and raising her three children.

Zackary Berger, MD, PhD, C4PC’s Treasurer, says, “As Arizona’s 8th seeks to fill its Congressional seat in a special election, Dr. Tipirneni has the right combination of personal grit, intellectual power, and outsider vision that will bring common-sense kindness back to Washington for the people of the Grand Canyon State.”

Arizonans will benefit from Dr. Tipirneni’s progressive stance on health care including her commitment to universal care through Medicare expansion and reducing barriers to care faced by women, people of color and LGBT individuals. To contain the exorbitant costs of health care, Dr. Tipirneni supports price controls, competition and increased transparency.

Dr. Tipirneni wants an Arizona (and an America) that works for all, with better public schools, a secure Social Security and Medicare, government accountability, and access to child care. In short, she is the right Arizonan to represent the 8th District.

Clinicians for Progressive Care (C4PC) believes we can't fight for healthcare without electing candidates who believe in it. Previous endorsements in both Congressional and state-level races can be found here.

About C4PC: Clinicians for Progressive Care supports candidates, issues, and advocacy which promote equitable, compassionate, evidence-based, and progressive healthcare for every group and individual.