Congress

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 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 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 CHRISTINE EADY MANN, DO, FOR CONGRESS IN TX-31

Family doctor, small-business owner, working mother. Good for Texas and the nation. A true progressive, not an opportunist.

Family doctor, small-business owner, working mother. Good for Texas and the nation. A true progressive, not an opportunist.

Baltimore, MD (December 15, 2017) -- Clinicians for Progressive Care   announces its endorsement of Christine Eady Mann, DO, for Congress in Texas’ 31st District. Dr. Mann has been a family doctor in central Texas for nearly 20 years and understands what strengthening the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, and Medicaid -- on the way to universal coverage -- will do for Texans. As a physician, small-business owner, and working mother, Dr. Mann will restore common sense humanity to Congress. DONATE TO CHRISTINE MANN.

Zackary Berger, MD, PhD, the Treasurer of C4PC, says, “Dr. Christine Mann possesses an exciting combination of health expertise, the knowledge of what’s needed to make the Texas economy grow, and first-hand experience with the challenges of raising (and healing) children in Trump’s America. Unlike others in the primary, she is a true progressive, the right candidate to defeat the Trumpist incumbent John Carter. Carter has voted with Trump 96% of the time, and has spent his 16 years in Congress attempting to limit women’s reproductive health care, blaming immigrants, and trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act. He’s even voted for the GOP's Tax bill – which will make it harder for working class families to get by while increasing the deficit by over a trillion dollars."
 
Clinicians for Progressive Care (C4PC) believes we can't fight for healthcare without electing candidates who believe in it. Previous endorsements can be found at C4PC's webpage.

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.

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