Bioethics, politics, public policy

Follow up from Doctors for America

Received this message a few minutes ago.

The only people who kept bringing up “what physicians can be doing now to ensure that Congress pushes forward to create meaningful health reform” were the same guys who made sure that the rest of us were on “listen-in” mode only.

Still no mention about the close connections with Senator Max Baucus, the Obama election and transition teams, the Center for American Progress and John Podesta, or (specifically) Dr. Murthy’s own role on the transition team.

If y’all would like to send your comments on to the WH Office of Public Engagement or D4A, here’s the information:

——– Original Message ——–
Subject: Follow up on last night’s White House call
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2009 16:19:57 -0400
From: Vivek Murthy MD MBA, Doctors for America

Dear Beverly,

Thank you for participating in last night’s White House Physician’s call. In particular we want to thank you for all of the thoughtful and substantive questions that you brought us. We hope those of you who didn’t get an opportunity to ask a question during the call will still do so.

For those who didn’t catch it last night, the e-mail given for the speakers on the call is:

In recognition of the fact that the White House may not be able to reply to all e-mails expeditiously, we welcome you to cc us as well, and we will do our best to get you up-to-date information.

One of the topics that came up a few times last night is what physicians can be doing now to ensure that Congress pushes forward to create meaningful health reform. At Doctors for America, direct involvement of physicians is exactly what we do. If you haven’t done so already, we welcome you to become more involved by filling out our volunteer form.

Sign up to volunteer:

In addition, we’ve created a video on our Action Center to highlight some of the things that you can do today to help ensure we take critical steps towards a better health system this year.

Watch the video to learn what you can do:

Thank you again, for your participation and for your ongoing commitment to health reform.


Vivek Murthy, MD MBA
Doctors for America

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