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C4PC ENDORSES DANIELLE MITCHELL, MD, FOR CONGRESS IN TN-3

Danielle Mitchell, MD, is the right candidate to represent Tennessee's 3rd in Congress.

Danielle Mitchell, MD, is the right candidate to represent Tennessee's 3rd in Congress.

Baltimore, MD (November 29, 2017) -- Clinicians for Progressive Care announces its endorsement of Dr. Danielle Mitchell for Congress in Tennessee’s 3rd District. DONATE TO DANIELLE MITCHELL.

Danielle's platform is informed by her experiences both as a family physician and small business owner. She has made universal, affordable health insurance coverage a cornerstone of her campaign. Meanwhile, incumbent Chuck Fleischmann perseverates on repealing "Obamacare," despite the ACA's success in decreasing uninsurance among Tennesseans by nearly 30%.

Danielle is passionate about combating the influence of corporate interests in both healthcare and government. Her policies on issues ranging from a livable wage to environmental protections reflect her readiness to place the needs of every-day Tennesseans above the private interests bankrolling Washington.

Clinicians for Progressive Care is proud to stand with Dr. Danielle Mitchell, the right woman for the job in TN-3!

Clinicians for Progressive Care (C4PC) believes we can't fight for healthcare without electing candidates who believe in it. Previous endorsements include Dotty Nygard, RN, for Congress in CA-10, Allison Galbraith in MD-01, Matt Heinz, MD, in AZ-2, John Duncan in TX-6, Jason Westin, MD, in TX-7, and Bob Solomon, MD, in PA-18.

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

Don't set the car on fire!

We're all sick of the health care debate. But those who are actually sick, trying not to get sick, or taking care of others who are sick don't have the luxury of absenting themselves from this debate.

They (we) are looking on in horrified fascination as the GOP makes its plan known: dismantling Obamacare and leaving millions without insurance -- replacing it with stopgap subpar underfunded skimpycare.

The so-called "skinny plan" is chockfull of real harm. 15 million more uninsured. 20% premium increases. And that's before the skinny bill is stuffed even more full with add-ons designed to pacify the elements in the GOP who take moral exception to Medicaid. (The poor should refrain from getting sick, you see. Government should not be involved in healthcare. We should go back to the good old days, whenever and wherever those were.)

It's as if the check-engine light was blinking on your dashboard, and in response your mechanic doused the car with gasoline and set it on fire.

If you have a Republican senator, call them and tell them your healthcare story. Ask them if they came to Washington to harm the sick. If you have a Democratic senator (or if your senator is Collins or Murkowski!) call and thank them for standing up for what's right. You can also go to the Indivisible website to be patched through to those in red states, whom you can connect directly with their senators. (I've done it. It's addictive.) https://www.indivisibleguide.com/hubdialer-signup/

Yes, life is full of complications. Things are hard. There's plenty to do besides this sort of advocacy. You have work to go to, kids to raise, doorknobs and toilets to fix. If you are involved in whatever else you have to do, no one should criticize. But if you can just take a moment to speak up, you'll feel good, and we'll all thank you.

Call Your Senators To Oppose the AHCA!

Make sure your Republican Senator knows that their vote to steal insurance from millions of Americans to pay for a tax break for the rich will be held against them, loudly and frequently, from now till they are removed from office.

Please encourage your DemocraticSenator in their opposition to the AHCA, and ask them to hold up routine Senate business until a bill is released and a hearing scheduled.

C4PC ENDORSES ALLISON GALBRAITH FOR CONGRESS

For Immediate Release

Baltimore, MD; May 22, 2017 - Clinicians for Progressive Care is happy to endorse Allison Galbraith for Maryland's 1st Congressional District against Rep. Andy Harris. DONATE TO ALLISON GALBRAITH.

C4PC ENDORSES EXPERIENCED ACTIVIST, HEALTHCARE ADVOCATE AND SMALL BUSINESS OWNER ALLISON GALBRAITH

C4PC ENDORSES EXPERIENCED ACTIVIST, HEALTHCARE ADVOCATE AND SMALL BUSINESS OWNER ALLISON GALBRAITH

C4PC founder Zackary Berger, MD, PhD : "With her experience in the workings of the federal government and the health care system, Allison stands for what Andy Harris can't stand: meaningful health care for all without regard to who you are or where you come from."

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

Where are we in ACA repeal? And why does it matter?

Per latest updates, it appears that the AHCA is proceeding through the Senate despite the CBO's calmly worded damning assessment (https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/americanhealthcareact_0.pdf). That means, at this point, the House Budget Committee will have to combine the versions of the Energy & Commerce and Ways & Means committees, then send to the floor for a vote.

What does that mean for you? Call your Representative and tell them to vote against AHCA and against any ACA repeal. Call your Senator and tell them the same thing.

Okay, this is the same thing we've been saying for weeks. Maybe where the AHCA is in the hopper doesn't matter to our advocacy actions, but throwing our bodies against the machinery of negligence and death matters to us, our patients, and our country.