Tuesday, October 23, 2012

10-23-12 - PA Undecided Voter Outreach


 ((A Pennsylvania orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Nick Pandelidis from Lancaster, spearheaded this Undecided Voter postcard, which due to his efforts and those of a few others will be sent to 21,000 undecided voters in PA, funded entirely by the 42 PA physicians whose names follow the text. Astoundingly, there were others who wanted to participate, but missed the deadline. Plus, a group of doctors in
Ohio have gotten together to fund sending out the same piece to 29,000 undecided voters in their state!  The text of the piece follows – please feel free to use it to distribute to patients in your office, colleagues, as a letter to the editor, etc., adding your own name and location.))

 Dear Voter,

 We are a group of unaffiliated
Pennsylvania physicians who felt compelled to send you this health care warning. Most of us have avoided expressing political views to our patients in the past, but now feel we have no other option. Unfortunately, politicians have inserted themselves into our exam rooms, threatening your health and our ability to care for you.

 While our country unquestionably requires health care financing reform, the President’s health care law will hurt patients rather than help them. It is a bureaucratic nightmare that infringes on medical decision making and violates the patient-physician relationship:

 • President Obama’s law slashes $716 billion from Medicare, which will decrease seniors’ access to physicians and health care services.

 • Nearly 20 million new patients will be dumped into substandard Medicaid programs which are already bankrupting states while federal mandates will increase the cost of everyone's health insurance.

 • Obamacare's Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), a new unaccountable, unelected board of 15 federal bureaucrats, will impose centralized Medicare budgeting restrictions that will result in de facto age-related rationing of services.

 • 30 million Americans will STILL be uninsured by 2019, and much more.

 So we are asking you to please vote for Mitt Romney for President and Tom Smith for U.S. Senate. They are committed to repealing Obamacare and replacing it with patient-centered (not bureaucrat-centered) reforms that will lower costs, improve access, and preserve the sanctity of the patient-physician relationship.

 Your family's health depends on your vote.

 Thank you!

 Concerned Physicians for Pennsylvania's Health

 Domingo Alvear, M.D., Pediatric Surgery, Harrisburg
 Dan Bledsoe, M.D., Emergency Medicine, York
 Richard Boal, M.D., Orthopaedics, Camp Hill
 Marsha Bornt, M.D., Gynecology, York
 Tim Campbell, M.D., Internal Medicine, Pittsburgh
 Arvind Cavale, M.D., Endocrinology, Feasterville
 George Chovanes, M.D., Neurosurgery, Paoli
 Bhaskar Deb, M.D., Anesthesiology, Reading
 Luciano DiMarco DO., General Surgery, Harrisburg
 Cheryl Doland, M.D., Anesthesiology, York
 Jonathan Dranov, M.D., Internal Medicine, State College
 Elena Farrell, D.O., Ophthalmology, Harrisburg
 Raymond A. Fritz, Jr., D.P.M., Podiatry, Allentown
 Cora Gemil, M.D., Gynecology, West Chester
 Ann Greiner, M.D., Anesthesiology, Camp Hill
 Lynn Jensen, M.D., Emergency Medicine, York
 Peter Kummant, M.D., General Surgery, Pittsburgh
 George Lapes, M.D., Psychiatry, York
 Jenny Lee, M.D., Family Practice, Palmyra
 Cliff Lynd, M.D., Vascular Surgery, York
 Evan Madianos, M.D., Radiology, Philadelphia
 James McManaway, M.D., Ophthalmology, Hershey
 Brian Michael, M.D., Endocrinology, Gettysburg
 Michael Moritz, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgery, York
Julie Nickles, D.O., Family Practice, York
 D. Scott Nord, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgery, Wyomissing
 Nick Pandelidis, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgery, York
 Steve Pandelidis, M.D., General Surgery, York
 Phyllis Parcella, M.D., Anesthesiology, Reading
 William Parrish, M.D., Orthopedic Surgery, Lancaster
 Danae Powers, M.D., Anesthesia, State College
 Sam Rashid, M.D., Family Practice, Palmyra
 Peter Rovito, M.D., General Surgery, Allentown
 John Salus, D.O., Anesthesiology, Camp Hill
 Benjamin Schlechter, M.D., Plastic Surgery, Wyomissing
 Alan Schorr, D.O., Endocrinology, Langhorne
 Mike Sicuranza, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgery, York
 Jim Srour, M.D., Gastroenterology, York
 Christine Stanko, M.D., Dermatology, Bryn Mawr
 Elena Volfson, M.D., Psychiatry, Haverford
 Steve Wolf, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgery, Harrisburg
 Wayne Wrigley, M.D., Radiology, Chester County
 Clinton Wrigley, M.D., Radiology, Newark, DE

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