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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 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.