The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact “may seem like a positive step to those who don’t have the time to look at it very closely,” explains CATO adjunct scholar Shirley Svorny, PhD.  She continues, “[t]he compact is being promoted, disingenuously, as addressing license portability and access to interstate telemedicine…. Adding the Compact Commission creates another layer of bureaucracy and costs.”

HB 41, has passed both the Mississippi House and Senate. The Senate tacked on amendments, (including one to stop the board from having regulatory power over nurse practitioners and their collaboration agreements with physicians) so the bill will now move to a conference committee.

Please contact your Mississippi legislators and ask them to OPPOSE HB 41.

Contact Information for House members:http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/members/h_roster.pdf

Contact Information for Senators:
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/members/s_roster.pdf

Don’t know who your legislators are?  You can find out here: http://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/

Other concerns of note:

Additional Resources regarding Compact:

Letter to AZ Senate Rules Committee From AAPS

Testimony Presented to AZ Senate HHS Committee

 

The Central Medical Society, meeting in Jackson, MS on the evening of April 12th, overwhelmingly approved the Resolution to Rescind the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” aka ObamaCare.  Thank you for your help.

The resolution will now go to the Mississippi State Medical Association Annual Meeting of its House of Delegates in Tupelo, MS, May 19-22, 2011.

If you are a member of the MSMA, please be sure to attend the annual meeting to support this important resolution and bring your like-minded colleagues.

 

Urgent Action Needed!

On April 6, 2011, in Action Alert, by admin

Please read the below URGENT message from Curtis W. Caine, M.D.

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Dear Colleagues:

The Central Medical Society (5 counties) meets at the River Hills Tennis Club in Jackson, MS (3600 Ridgewood Rd) at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, April 12, 2011.

On the agenda is the consideration of the below Resolution to Rescind the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” aka ObamaCare.

If affirmatively acted upon, the Resolution will go the Mississippi State Medical Association Annual Meeting of its House of Delegates in Tupelo, MS, May 19-22, 2011.

Thanks for any help in getting out the affirmative voters.  If you are a member of the Central Medical Society, please be sure to attend and bring your like-minded colleagues.

If elsewhere in Mississippi, help spread the word and plan on attending the MSMA meeting in May.

Sincerely,

Curtis W. Caine, M.D.


CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE VERSION OF RESOLUTION

Resolution on the Constitution of these United States of America

by the Central Medical Society

WHEREAS, Article VI, paragraph 2 of the US Constitution stipulates –

This Constitution -=—shall be the supreme Law of                            the Land;–“ and

WHEREAS, Article I, Section 1 decrees –

“All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States,—“ and

WHEREAS, Article I, Section 8 has 18 paragraphs that delegate Congress its specified Powers –

Congress shall have power to—“ and

WHEREAS, Article I, Section 8, paragraph 18 authorizes –

“Congress shall have power To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers,“ and

WHEREAS, Amendments IX and X declare that the powers delegated in Article I, Section 8 are all of the legislative powers Congress has,         and

WHEREAS, matters dealing with health care, medical care, and insurance are not listed as among the powers on which Congress may legislate,                   now

THEREFORE, be it RESOLVED that the Central Medical Society calls on the Senators and Representatives to the US Congress from the State of Mississippi to honor their oath to obey the US Constitution and RESCIND the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,  and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that The Central Medical Society calls on the Mississippi State Medical Association, at its meeting in Tupelo in May 2011, to also resolve as above.

Respectfully submitted,

Curtis W. Caine, M.D.