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Lecture Invitation: You are Not Your Neighbor's Health Care Provider
I am a radiologist at the University of Pennsylvania Health System. I'd like to invite you to an upcoming lecture on Tuesday May 11th at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania as part of a free market health care reform series.
The lecture challenges the moral and philosophic principles underlying Obamacare and government-run health care in general- and lays the philosophic and economic framework for free market health care reform.
I am also including information below on a related panel discussion being held in DC on May10th which will be posted online soon at www.afcm.org.
Both events are free and open to the public.
You are Not Your Neighbor's Health Care Provider
TUESDAY MAY 11, 2010
FREE MARKET HEALTH CARE REFORM LECTURE SERIES
Lecture: You Are Not Your Brother's Health Care Provider
- by Dr.Yaron Brook, Executive Director, Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights ( http://tinyurl.com/cv... )
LOCATION: UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER
Medical Alumni Hall
1st Floor Maloney Building ( HUP 1 )
Time: 7: 00 - 10: 00 PM
Note to attendees: Photo ID required for hospital security
Despite overwhelming evidence that government intervention wrecks health care, government control over American medicine keeps growing.
Because, Dr. Brook argues, virtually everyone today believes that a person's need morally entitles him to have it fulfilled at others' expense. This morality of need is at the root of every government health care entitlement, from Medicaid to ObamaCare.
In this provocative talk, Dr. Brook proposes a revolutionary alternative: the moral right of each individual to live for his own sake, taking responsibility for his own life and needs--including his health care needs-- on a free market. They do not represent any official view of the UPHS health system or any of its departments or spokespersons.
Please forward the online invitation to anyone you think may be interested in attending.
If you are planning on attending, please register here:
The viewpoints expressed in the above lecture are solely those of the speaker and of the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights.
I would like to encourage local activism among Tea party groups in regard to this event as much as possible.
It is critical to keep up constant pressure to keep the issue of health care reform front and center in the media and in the mind of the American public.
Your physical attendance at events such as this and promotion of the event and underlying ideas to area doctors and other medical professionals is critical to raising public awareness of this important issue.
Many doctors are so hassled with day to day medical practice that they don't have time to care about these issues-or to do anything to try to change them. Many are resigned to sufer the consequences and feel powerless to change anything or don't even see the long-term consequences of doing nothing.
Many actually _agree_ with these ideas but are embarassed or to say so publically for fear of being portrayed as insensitive or immoral in the media or by the public. Whatever their individual reasons, both physicians as a group - and you yourself as a patient - will suffer the long term negative consequence of inaction should ObamaCare go unchallenged.
The media can ignore a small, private lecture to a couple hundred people. It cannot ignore large,orderly, public gatherings of articulate and well-informed doctors and ordinary American citizens speaking out to oppose ObamaCare on principle- and suppport alternative approaches to health care reform.
I' d like to add that the event has the capacity to reach several hundred more live attendees remotely from all over the country - since it will be video-streamed *live* over the internet.
I'd like to *discourage* those who live in the area from signing in remotely to use this capacity, as it is only limited to 200 at any one time.
There are several additional benefits to showing up in person.
First, by being physically present, you can show your support for the ideas presented in what may be a somewhat of an *unreceptive* environment of a liberal Ivy League campus and medical school.
Many sheltered, young " idealistic" medical students and residents will be in attendance. Their naive and unjustifiablly positive views toward government run medicine are the consequence of years spent studying in universities dominated by liberal , Marxist professors. They will likey be trotting out glowing endorsements of government run health care in Canada and the UK, emotional appeals and biased data designed to make the elderly and poor out to be helpless victims of the US health care system. More often than not, it is the elderly who are the victims of government systems world-wide whose services are on the political chopping block once rationing of "public" health care dollars starts in earnest. You can help to disabuse them of their naive opinions and show them that you are not that gullible.
By showing up, you also get the opportunity to ask questions in the Q & A section - which will also be videotaped and available on line after the fact. You will also get the opportunity to network directly with other local citizens opposed to ObamaCare.
For any looking for health care reform activism ideas, I would like to propose promoting the lectures to your own doctor - and at your area hospital to doctors and patients by handing out flyers and other related information which I have linked to at the below website.
For anyone predisposed to printing and handing out flyers at area hospitals, please contact me and I will forward you a copy of the flyer.
Evan Madianos, MD
RELATED EVENT ON MONDAY MAY 10TH
Public Policy Briefing:
Redeeming Reform: What Health Care Reform Could Be and Ought to Be
Monday May 10, 2010
2:00pm - 5:00pm
On May 10 a number of organizations will join in a briefing on health care reform that would allow health care to become more affordable and more responsive to the individual rights and choices of Americans.
This will require a reversal of the historical pattern of reform which has exclusively focused on more government powers, regulations, spending, agencies, taxes and intervention in medical practice.
It will require a new focus on what government must stop doing to allow improvements in the availability, cost, and quality of health care.
Admission: FREE. Open to the media and public
If you plan to attend, please register.
National Press Club Ballroom
529 14th Street NW
Link to similar event, Joint Defense of Freedom in American Medicine, here: