Protect Doctor And Patient Rights
SIGN THE PETITION TO PROTECT DOCTOR-PATIENT RIGHTS This petition is brought to you by: www.doctorsonstrike.com The Declaration of Independence formally acknowledged that we are endowed with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, that our government was instituted to secure these rights, and that government itself derives its powers from the consent of the governed. As citizens, patients and doctors have the right to make private health care decisions without governmental interference. As traders in a free market, we have the right to voluntarily negotiate mutually acceptable terms and conditions in our dealings with one another. Consistent with these moral and constitutional principles, we oppose and urge Congress to vote against legislation that provides for any: Public plan option, Mandates that force individuals to buy insurance coverage, Mandates that force employers to provide insurance coverage, Surcharges that force some groups to pay for the healthcare of other groups, Mandates that force doctors to participate in public plans. We support and strongly urge Congress to preserve, protect, and defend the rights of doctors and patients in any healthcare reform bills under deliberation. Please - sign the petition and forward it to your circle of friends, family, and acquaintances. Post it to blogs and discussion forms. We will be submitting the petition to members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives as they debate healthcare reform.