On Thursday, June 19, AAPS is hosting a briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss free market alternatives to ObamaCare.
Please contact the DC office of your Congressman and Senators and ask them to send a staff member, preferably their Health Care Legislative Assistant (LA), to this important briefing. Click here to find their direct contact information or simply call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121.
More information about this event can be found below.
Thank you! ~AAPS
Free Market Options vs. ObamaCare
As the Health Care Market begins to crumble under the weight of Obamacare because of limited options, rising prices, lower access, and even lower quality what can patients and individuals do? Is there a policy option? Is there a primary care option? Is there a comprehensive solution?
The Association of American Physicians Surgeons will host a discussion on June 19th to highlight the policy solutions and market solutions that we believe are necessary for an effective healthcare market to survive, grow, and ultimately allow doctors to provide care to patients by promoting the patient physician relationship above everything else.
2456 Rayburn House Office Building
June 19th, 12:00-1:00pm
Chick-Fil-A Lunch Provided
Rep. Paul Collins Broun, Jr., M.D.: The Patient Option Act
Representative Paul C. Broun, Jr. was elected in July of 2007 to serve the Tenth District of Georgia. Since his arrival in Congress, he has been appointed to the House Homeland Security Committee, the House Committee on Natural Resources, and currently serves as Chairman of the Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee for the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. Dr. Broun grew up in Athens, Georgia where he attended Athens High School and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1967 with a B.S. in Chemistry. In 1971, he received his Medical Doctor degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. An internship at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, Oregon and a residency at University Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama followed.
For most of his career, Dr. Broun has practiced general medicine and, in 2002, he went out on his own, establishing a unique practice of full-time house calls. Dr. Broun enjoys the freedom of practicing medicine without bureaucratic encumbrances and has used his experience to introduce commonsense solutions to our nation’s health care financing crisis.
Dr. Doug Nunamaker – Atlas M.D.: Direct Pay Healthcare
Board Certified in Family Medicine and currently holds certifications in BLS, ACLS, PALS and ATLS. He is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, Society of Hospital Medicine, Kansas Association of Family Physicians and the Medical Society of Sedgwick County, and also currently holds an Associate Faculty position with the KU School of Medicine – Wichita.
Dr. Nunamaker realized rather quickly that one of the problems with practicing medicine is that the long arm of insurance companies is always looming overhead. At AtlasMD he has been able to cut ties with insurance companies and provide medical care as he was trained to.
Sean Parnell – The Self Pay Patient: Taking Healthcare into your own hands
Sean created The Self-Pay Patient to be a resource for the tens of millions of Americans who are either uninsured, have high-deductible health insurance, or just want to escape from bureaucratic medicine and get their healthcare without either an insurance company or the government being involved in their medical treatment. These Americans are often referred to as ‘self-pay patients,’ and his blog and book are intended to help them find affordable health care options in a health care system that is not generally friendly to self-pay patients.
Currently Sean owns and operates a public policy consulting firm in Alexandria, Virginia, with a focus on health care policy. He is also currently serves as an Adjunct Scholar in Health Care for the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity and a Policy Adviser to The Heartland Institute.