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Black Physician Group To Discuss Impact Of Health Care Reform Legislation On Health Disparities

 

 

Physician Group to discuss the impact of health care reform legislation on health disparities

WASHINGTON,  -- With the passage of the historic health care legislation, the National Medical Association (NMA), the nation's oldest and largest organization representing the interests of 30,000 African American physicians will hold a press conference to address health care reform implementation and its impact on health disparities.

For minorities, low income families and individuals, disparities in access, quality of care and health outcomes have been all too common in the current health care system. Inadequate attention has been paid to racial inequality. Ignoring inequality exacerbates existing health care disparities. Health care disparities have deep roots in systemic inequality, addressing these disparities is essential to ensure that health reform is implemented properly and disparities should be a focus in the reconciliation measure to be voted on by the Senate.

Who:

Willarda V. Edwards, MD, MBA, President, National Medical Association

 
 

Congressman John Conyers, (D-MI)

 
 

Congresswoman Donna M. Christensen, (D-VI)

 
 

Gary A. Puckrein, Ph.D., National Minority Quality Forum

 
 

Elena Rios, MD, National Hispanic Medical Association

 
 

Rea Panares, MHS, Families USA

 
     
 

Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, (Invited)

 
 

Congressional Black Caucus, (Invited)

 
 

Congressional Hispanic Caucus, (Invited)

 
 

Racial and Ethnic Disparities Coalition

 
 

National Access Health Care Project

 
     

When:

Wednesday, March 23, 2010, 9:30 AM, EDT

 
     

Where:

Room 2237 Rayburn House Office Building, Independence Avenue and South Capitol Streets

 
 

Washington, DC 20515

 
   

 

Foundei1895, the National Medical Association is the nation's oldest and largest medical association representingthe interests of more tha30,000 African-American physicians and their patients. The NMA repeatedly advocates forpolicies that woulassure equitable and quality health care for all people.

 

SOURCE National Medical Association

 


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