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AMA Physicians Send a Message to Congress: Stop Medicare Meltdown

Saturday, June 12, 2010 Health Insurance News J E 4
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At AMA Annual Meeting in Chicago: White Coat Rally and News Conference

CONTACT: Brenda Craine of the American Medical Association, +1-202-789-7447

/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- June 11/

At the American Medical Association (AMA) Annual Meeting in Chicago physicians from across the nation will sign white lab coats to send to members of Congress, urging them to act now to stop the 21 percent Medicare cut that hurts seniors and replace the broken payment What: formula. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081209/ AMALOGO) The AMA will also host a live and telephone news conference to highlight the June 15 CMS claims hold expiration and start of the Medicare meltdown. Physicians are outraged that Congress has failed to stop the impending Medicare cut, hurting patients' access to care. Payments to physicians who care for Medicare patients will reflect the 21 percent cut beginning June Why: 15. Access problems for seniors are already beginning. WHITE COAT RALLY ---------------- AMA physicians from across the nation will sign white Who: lab coats to send to Congress When: Sunday, June 13, 2010 About 8:00-9:00 am CT Where: Grand Ballroom Hyatt Regency Chicago 151 East Wacker Drive Chicago, IL *Photos and video from the White Coat Rally will be available Sunday afternoon: www.ama-assn.org/go/writecoatrally FIX MEDICARE NOW NEWS CONFERENCE -------------------------------- Who: J. James Rohack, M.D. President, American Medical Association When: Monday, June 14, 2010 11:30 am CT/12:30 pm ET Where: Riverside Center Exhibition Hall Hyatt Regency Chicago 151 East Wacker Drive Chicago, IL Off-site reporters can listen to the news conference by Call-In: calling: (800) 773-2950 Passcode: 27276058 Contact: AMA Pressroom (312) 239-4991

SOURCE American Medical Association
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