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Friday, July 17, 2009

Patients? Right.

Posted By on Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 2:56 PM

Comes the Arkansas offshoot of an industry front group to oppose universal health care, as envisioned by President Obama.

Coalition to Protect Patients Rights, the group is called.

Uh huh. When the Arkie props are a Republican dentist running for the legislature, an insurance executive and a bunch of employees of proprietary hospitals, you'll excuse me if I grab my wallet and watch my back.


Diverse Coalition of Arkansans to Participate in Healthcare Events in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON – The following Arkansans will join with other members of the Coalition to Protect Patients’ Rights (CPPR) to hold a press conference at the National Press Club with doctors and other professionals from across the country to discuss healthcare reform and the need to protect patients who are happy with their current health choices:  Joe Carter, Cornerstone Insurance; Brad Erney, D.D.S; Carrie Helm, CEO of Arkansas Surgical Hospital; Charles Powell, CFO of Arkansas Surgical Hosptial; Marvin Parks, Executive Director of Arkansas Physicians Hospital Association; Doug Parker, CEO of Healthpark Hospital; and Mandi Bohlen, Chief Nursing Officer of Healthpark Hospital. Participants will discuss how government-controlled healthcare will lead to long waiting lines, substandard care, and the slowing of medical discovery.

Presenter:      Dr. Donald Palmisano, spokesman for the Coalition to Protect Patients’ Rights and former president of the American Medical Association 

NOTE: Although participants will not be speaking at the press conference, each is available for interviews after the event.

About the Coalition to Protect Patients’ Rights

The Coalition to Protect Patients Rights is a non-partisan, grassroots coalition made up of patients, healthcare providers, advocacy groups, and concerned citizens who are dedicated to the implementation of patient-centered healthcare reform that will improve patient care by strengthening health IT, supporting comparative effectiveness research (CER), encouraging continued medical innovation, and protecting the sanctity of the doctor-patient relationship.

For more information, visit the Coalition to Protect Patients’ Rights website at

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