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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 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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