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SFMMS Opposes Anti-Reproductive Health Vigilantism: In Support of the Texas Medical Association

The SFMMS delegation to the CMA shares the widespread alarm and disdain for the new law in Texas banning abortions after 6 weeks gestation and offering financial incentives to anybody who reports a physician or anybody else perceived to helping a woman access an abortion. We offer this statement, signed by many of our delegates:

AMA Statement on Senate Debate on Health System Reform

Yesterday afternoon Senate leadership overcame the first legislative hurdle in their attempt to pass potentially devastating health care legislation. With the motion to proceed vote deadlocked at 50-50, the Vice President cast the deciding vote in favor of moving forward. This is serious! The Senate will now take votes over the next few days in an attempt to pass legislation that could, depending on the version, result in anywhere between 22 – 32 million people losing their health care coverage according to the latest figures from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO). Physicians stand united with their patients - Contact your Senators now and tell them to oppose any legislation that would cut coverage for Americans with health insurance, take quality health care coverage away from those who have it now and drives up premiums and increases out-of-pocket health care costs - It's time to put patients before politics!