Sept 1, Town Hall on ObamaCare

If you missed the 8/22 town hall with Dr. Vliet and Senator Antenori, please come:

Sept 1, 12:30-2:30 pm, Coco’s Restaurant, 6095 E. Broadway Blvd

Senator Frank Antenori and Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D.

The recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings on Obamacare will have a significant impact on the financial and economic health of AZ. Obamacare affects your medical care and choice of treatment options, prescription medicine, your medical privacy, and the personal relationship you currently enjoy with your doctor.

To many the Supreme Court ruling is complex and confusing. To help clarify the rulings and their impact on the State of Arizona and your family please join Senator Antenori and Doctor Vliet.

ObamaCare: Poison Pill or Magic Cure?

You are invited!

Please join

Senator Frank Antenori and Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet M.D.

  

For a discussion on:

ObamaCare:  Poison Pill or Magic Cure?

The recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings on Obamacare will have a significant impact on the financial and economic health of AZ. ObamaCare affects your medical care and choice of treatment options, your prescription medicine, your medical privacy, and the personal relationship you currently enjoy with your doctor.

To many the Supreme Court ruling is complex and confusing. To help clarify the rulings and their impact on the State of Arizona and your family please join Senator Antenori and Doctor Vliet.

Wilmot Library
530 N. Wilmot Road
TUCSON, ARIZONA

Wednesday, Aug 22nd, 6 – 8 pm

Call 235-2234 for additional details.

This past Sunday on KVOI 1030AM, Dr. Vliet and Senator Antenori discussed how the ObamaCare state and federal insurance exchanges undermine liberty.  In case you missed it click here or on the below video to hear their conversation about this important topic.

Learn more about Senator Antenori and his campaign for reelection in 2012 athttp://www.Vote4Frank.com.

Learn more about Dr. Vliet at http://herplace.com/drv/bio.php.

ObamaCare Exchanges Undermine Liberty

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STOP ObamaCare Implementation in AZ

ACTION ALERT

Arizona talked the talk by becoming a plaintiff in NFIB v. Sebelius, just decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. It’s now time to walk the walk. All Arizona elected officials swore an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution. Therefore, it is their duty not to implement an unconstitutional law. The U.S. Supreme Court cannot re-write the law or the Constitution. It can simply render an opinion, restricted to the issues presented. Arizona legislators do not fulfill their Oath by hiding behind this opinion.

States have the power to block ObamaCare by refusing to implement the exchanges or the Medicaid expansion. They are under pressure to implement these things, primarily by lobbyists of the insurance cartel and big hospital chains, for which Medicaid is a big cash cow. Exchanges are a tool to drive small insurers out of business.

We need your help to overcome the pressure by special interest groups.

Below is a list of Arizona Senators who have not signed the Arizona Health Care Freedom Pledge and need to be called, in estimated order of likelihood of convertibility. We have 11 signers and need at least 16 (five more) in order to prevent the Senate from approving the exchange in a special session this summer or fall.

Sen. Adam Driggs (R-Paradise Valley) 602-926-3016
Sen. Al Melvin (R-Oro Valley) 602-926-4326
Sen. Steve Yarbrough (R-Chandler) 602-926-5863
Sen. Steve Pierce (R-Yavapai Co.) 602-926-5584
Sen. Linda Gray (R-NW Phoenix) 602-926-3376
Sen. John Nelson (R-West Valley) 602-926-5872
Sen. John McComish (R-Ahwatukee) 602-926-5898
Sen. Jerry Lewis (R-Mesa) 602-926-5760
Sen. Rich Crandall (R-Mesa) 602-926-3020

Please call them. Tell them you are a physician who is very concerned about the impact of ObamaCare on the cost and availability of care in Arizona.  Ask them to sign the Arizona Health Care Freedom Pledge.

Here are some suggestions:

Doctor: I’m concerned about the Brewer Administration’s efforts to set up a state health insurance exchange under ObamaCare. I wanted to ask you some questions about that…

Doctor: People in the insurance industry (including otherwise strong conservatives, such as Constantin Querard) are telling conservative legislators that Arizona will have more “control” over its health care market if we set up our own state exchange. Do you really believe that?

Follow-Up: All exchanges will have to follow federal rules. Just as AHCCCS must. We have almost no state control in the federal-state Medicaid “partnership,” and ObamaCare will be worse. Under ObamaCare, we will have the HHS mandates PLUS anything that local lobbyists, including disease group lobbyists/advocates, will push on the Arizona exchange. Arizona already has some of the heaviest mandates on private insurance of any state in the country.

Doctor: Did you know that President Obama’s health care system, as enacted, is dependent upon the creation of state exchanges for the distribution of federal subsidies? Because of the flaw in the drafting of the legislation, federal subsidies cannot flow through federally established exchanges. Further, employer fines under ObamaCare are only for employees who get federal subsidies (through a state exchange). So…

No Arizona exchange = No federal subsidies = No employer penalties/fines We can avoid job-killing employer penalties by not establishing an exchange.

Doctor: Are you concerned that ObamaCare may become much harder to repeal if Arizonans are allowed to become addicted to federal subsidies?

Doctor: Do you know how much the exchange will cost Arizona families and businesses in new taxes or fees if Arizona sets up its own exchange? The Massachusetts exchange under RomneyCare is costing tens of millions of dollars a year. Jan Brewer’s insurance czar, Don Hughes, can’t even tell us how much this is going to cost us. (Probably tens of millions of dollars per year, after 2015.)

Doctor: Do you know when Governor Brewer is planning to try to get legislative approval for the exchange? Some of the folks in our coalition think she could try to push it through in a special session after the August 28 primary, but before October 1, so that she can give federal HHS a 90-day period to approve the Arizona exchange before the January deadline.

Doctor: If RomneyCare is a guide, the exchange system and the new mandates will cause insurance premiums to skyrocket. This is going to be a disaster. Do you really want YOUR fingerprints on the thing? Why not let the Federal Government take the blame for the disaster?

Doctor: Would you consider OPPOSING any bill, regulation, legislation, or executive action–including the exchange–that implements President Obama’s health care legislation, including bills that create new bureaucracies that must be funded by new surcharges, fees, or taxes of any kind.

THE CLOSER: Thank you! Would you be willing to sign the Health Care Freedom Pledge at www.ArizonaHealthCareFreedom.com ? May I ask the organizers of the Pledge to give your office a call to collect the signature?

Yes, that’s the Pledge promoted by the Arizona chapter of Americans for Prosperity. Tom Jenney says you’re doing a fine job down there… AFP is offering to add points to its scorecard for any Legislators who sign the Pledge before the start of a special session on the exchange. Legislators can make arrangements to deliver the pledge by contacting [email protected] or (602) 478-0146.

5 ways to help stop ObamaCare in Arizona

Please read this important message from our friends at Americans For Prosperity Arizona

 

To all Arizona Taxpayers and Health Care Consumers:

Arizona’s 2012 Legislative Session is officially over, but our Legislators’ work is not yet done. Legislators have until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 18 to sign the Arizona Health Care Freedom Pledge to stop Governor Jan Brewer from setting up an ObamaCare insurance exchange in Arizona. Listed below are five things YOU can do to stop ObamaCare in Arizona.

If the U.S. Supreme Court does not strike down the ENTIRE corpus of the ObamaCare legislation (not just the individual mandate) the federal takeover of health care will march onward, making health care more expensive and less accessible, and stifling medical innovation through huge new tax and regulatory burdens.

Unfortunately, Gov. Jan Brewer is helping the bureaucratic beast of ObamaCare to survive, by spending $30 million of your federal tax dollars to set up an ObamaCare health insurance exchange in Arizona. The exchange is a new bureaucracy that will soon require tens of millions of dollars annually in new surcharges, fees and/or taxes on Arizona families and businesses.

Five things YOU can do to STOP ObamaCare in Arizona

1) Click here to urge your Legislators to sign the Arizona Health Care Freedom Pledge (our email action system will also send thank-you emails to Legislators who have already signed the Pledge).

2) Look out for the June release of AFP-Arizona’s 2012 Legislative Scorecard. Our statewide postcard mailers about the Scorecard will let constituents know whether or not their Legislators signed the Health Care Freedom Pledge by the May 18 deadline.

3) Get educated about the Arizona ObamaCare insurance exchange. Start by reading our Fraudulent Claims document, about the misinformation the insurance company lobbyists are telling your Legislators.  Also, please take 90 seconds to watch AFP-Arizona’s new web ad and meet Arizona’s ObamaCare Czar.

4) Click HERE to see a list of the Arizona Legislators who have already signed the Pledge, and use our email action system to send thank-you emails to the signers.

5) Get ready to fight the ObamaCare exchange in a special legislative session in September, if Gov. Brewer persists in trying to set up an exchange here in Arizona.

Nationwide, health care freedom activists are winning the battle to stop the imposition of ObamaCare exchanges in the States. But we must win in every State, including Arizona.

AFP-Arizona is asking all Arizona Legislators to sign the Pledge by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 18. Legislators who fail to sign the Pledge are leaving the door open to the imposition of an ObamaCare exchange in Arizona–and harming the prospects for the repeal of ObamaCare.

For Liberty,

Tom Jenney
Arizona Director
Americans for Prosperity
www.aztaxpayers.org
[email protected]
(602) 478-0146

SB 1188 – Clear and Convincing Standard of Evidence

April 15 update:  THANKS TO YOUR support, Gov. Brewer signed this bill into law late last month!

 

SB 1188 would raise the bar for imposing discipline. It passed the Arizona Senate Health Committee, with nay votes from  Democratic Senators Aboud and Lopez.

It is to be heard before the Arizona House Committee on HHS at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Mar 7, in HHR 4.

Please consider letting your representatives know your views.

Contact Information for members of the Committee are:

Chairman Republican Cecil P. Ash, [email protected], (602) 926-3160
Vice Chairman Republican Heather Carter, [email protected], (602) 926-5503
Democrat Kate Brophy McGee, [email protected], (602) 926-4486
Democrat Sally Ann Gonzales, [email protected], (602) 926-3278
Democrat Matt Heinz, [email protected], (602) 926-3424
Democrat Katie Hobbs, [email protected], (602) 926-5325
Republican Peggy Judd, [email protected], (602) 926-5836
Republican Justin Pierce, [email protected], (602) 926-5495
Republican Kimberly Yee, [email protected], (602) 926-3024

You can find your own legislators, at www.azleg.gov.

Here is the message AAPS Executive Director, Jane Orient, MD is sending:

The Arizona chapter of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons strongly supports a clear and convincing standard of evidence for imposing discipline, particularly if it involves major practice restrictions, suspension, or revocation. No exception is warranted for “sexual misconduct.”

If a person is charged criminally with such offenses, there is a criminal standard of proof to be met, in a court that follows rules of evidence, permits cross-examination of accusers, and assures representation to defendants who cannot afford it. Before the Board, a physician has no such due process guarantees. Yet the punishment, the equivalent of a professional death sentence, can be more severe than that faced by a rapist. This sentence can be, and has been, handed down by the AMB for vaguely defined offenses such as “inappropriate touching,” based solely on the testimony of witnesses found to be not credible by a forensic psychiatrist. A physician’s life is ruined, and patients who need and desire his services are deprived of a physician.

The public can surely be protected by far less severe measures such as requiring presence of a chaperone. If a patient finds a physician’s behavior to be offensive in any way, she always has the option of firing the physician and never seeing him again. She can also file a civil complaint. There is no need to risk injustices by diluting the standard of proof in such cases.

AZ Chapter Meeting – October 31, 2011

YOU ARE INVITED!

AAPS General Counsel Andrew Schlafly and a number of AAPS members will be in Phoenix on Monday, Oct 31, to testify at a legislative hearing regarding Arizona Medical Board reform.

Please join us for dinner, and a talk by Mr. Schlafly on medical board issues, our legal challenge to ObamaCare, and other legal issues affecting private medicine.

Bring your questions!

WHERE:           Macayo’s Mexican Restaurant Central (upstairs)

4001 N Central, Phoenix (south of Indian School Rd)

WHEN:                        Monday, Oct 31, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

(Dinner will start at 6:30 p.m.  Come early for a drink and to meet your colleagues)

COST:              $25

RSVP:              [email protected] or online at http://aapsonline.org/azmeeting

Space is limited, so sign up now!

For further information on Arizona Medical Board issues, see www.arizonamedicalboardwatch.com, a project of the Arizona State Chapter of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons.

Phoenix Area Screening of Sick and Sicker.

Only 68 hours left to support this project!  It is now over 50% funded with only $370 needed to bring this important film to Phoenix.

Make a pledge to help show this film by 11am this Sunday and the Arizona Chapter of AAPS will match your contribution.

If the goal is not met by then, your credit card will not be charged.  See below for more information.  Several of your Arizona AAPS colleagues have already stepped forward to help.  Join them &  CLICK HERE to pledge your support today!


Dear Arizona AAPS members and friends,

The Phoenix Objectivists are raising funds to show the documentary, Sick and Sicker.  To hold the screening they need to reach $800.00 by 11am Sunday, August 7.

Let’s help them reach their goal!  CLICK HERE to pledge your support today!
 

AAPS Board Member, Wayne Iverson, MD, organized a screening at a San Diego
area hospital this past week, despite attempts from the hospital
administrators to block it.

Can AZ AAPS supporters help ensure an Arizona debut?

This documentary exposes the cold, hard, truth about ObamaCare’s false promises
using the President’s own words contrasted with the stark, human
consequences of government-run medicine seen in our neighbor to the
north, Canada.  Witness real-life struggles of sick patients failing to
receive treatment when the government plays doctor, leaving the real
physicians with their hands tied.

CLICK HERE to pledge your support today!

You will be asked for a credit card number, but your card will only be charged once a total of $800 has been pledged.  If the goal is not met you don’t pay.

In addition, a $20 pledge will allow you to download a copy of the
movie.  Pledge levels over $20 will earn you DVD copies of the movie and
even Ayn Rand postage stamps!

Sick and Sicker provides
an authoritative message that can change minds and demonstrate to the
American people how our current leaders are leading us down the path to
medical disaster.

Where will ObamaCare lead America?
This film shows what happens when “the government becomes your doctor”
using licensed news footage from Canadian TV, interviews with doctors,
patients, journalists, a health minister, a Member of Parliament, a
doctor who went on a hunger strike as well the producer’s own Canadian
relatives.  Clements even rents a hospital to show the mismatch between
supply and demand in a medical system run by politicians.  SICK and
SICKER puts ObamaCare on ice with cold hard facts from Canada.

Producer of the movie, Logan Darrow Clements, is best known for leading a rebellion against eminent domain abuse under the banner “The Lost Liberty Hotel”. See his TV appearances on CNN, Fox, MSNBC at http://www.freestarmedia.com/videos.html.

Ask Gov. Brewer to let Arizonans shop for health insurance in other states

Dear Arizona AAPS members and friends,

Please call Governor Brewer on Monday ask her to sign SB 1593 and
promote health care freedom. To send Gov. Brewer an email, use her web
contact page: http://www.azgovernor.gov/Contact.asp

The phone number for Gov. Brewer’s office is (602) 542-1361.

You can read more about this important issue at the Americans for Prosperity website.

CLICK HERE TO GO THERE NOW.

Please also read the below note from Arizona Senator Nancy Barto.


Dear Friends,

It is time to act!

If we are going to address the very real problems in health care
without more government “solutions”, which inevitably lead to the unholy
alliance of:

  • less control over your health care
  • less quality health care
  • and all of this at higher costs to taxpayers –

…we must enact free market solutions such as SB 1593.   SB 1593
dramatically increases the number of insurance options for Arizonans,
and is a big step in the right direction.  The battle is not over,
however.  Having passed the Legislature on Thursday – the bill awaits
Governor Brewer’s signature and lobbyists are out in force urging a
veto.

Click here  to read more from Americans for Prosperity on this issue and to call the Governor to urge her to sign the bill.

Quote of the Day:  “The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.”

Dennis Prager, Radio talk show host

Thank you!

Nancy

www.NancyBarto.com