Nashville, TN/ Physicians and concerned citizens from across TN will participate in a Doctor-Patient Town Hall from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sat., August 6, 2011 at Lipscomb University to discuss why restoring free markets to U.S. medical care will result in higher quality, lower costs, and happier, healthier patients. Doors open at 1:30.
Speakers include Sen. Mae Beavers, Rep. Judd Matheny, Dr. Jane Orient, Executive Director of AAPS, Dr. Lee Hieb, President of AAPS, James Lansberry , President of the Alliance of Health Care Sharing Ministries, Andy Schlafly, General Counsel for AAPS and leading it’s Supreme Court challenge of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Ben Cunningham and Ralph Weber, TN activists. Invited speakers include Congressman Marsha Blackburn, Dr. Scott DeJarlais and Rep. Tom Price.
This event is open to the public at no charge however, an RSVP is appreciated, space is limited. The feedback and questions of physician and concerned citizen participants will be a key element of the town hall. More details and registration are available at www.DoctorsTownHall.com.
"Both patients and doctors are unsatisfied with the current state of the health care system, and capitalism is frequently and erroneously blamed for this so-called 'market failure,'" says Town Hall organizer Ralph Weber. "In reality, a true free market in medicine has not existed for more than 50 years. History has proven time and again that capitalism improves quality and lowers prices while socialized schemes fail. Health care is no exception. In addition, increased freedom is the moral solution."
The Doctors Town Hall will focus on explaining these underlying economic issues as well as identifying the solutions to restore the long-missing free-market mechanisms and repair the patient-doctor relationship.
The Doctors Town Hall is sponsored by MediBid.com and the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (www.aapsonline.org).
SOURCE Association of American Physicians and Surgeons