Asheville, NC, March 25, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- As the House Democratic Caucus celebrated the passage of their controversial federal health care legislation, Dr. Dan Eichenbaum, Republican candidate for congress in North Carolina’s 11th District, was finishing plans for a public forum on the future of healthcare in America.
This Thursday, March 25, Dr. Eichenbaum will host the “Physician Candidates for Health Freedom” forum at the Doubletree Hotel in Asheville. Dr. Eichenbaum will be joined by physician congressional candidates Dr. James Taylor (NC-6) and Dr. William “BJ” Lawson (NC-4). The event, which begins at 6:30 PM, will be moderated by Dr. C.L. Gray, a practicing Board certified internal medicine physician and founder of Physicians For Reform, a non-profit, non-partisan, advocacy group designed to organize physicians, patients, and the business community in an effort to shape the nation’s healthcare debate. Area physicians, citizens, and media are all invited to attend.
The forum will give area physicians and the public the opportunity to discuss options for providing first-rate healthcare for all citizens. Dr. Eichenbaum observed, “Practicing physicians were excluded from all discussions about healthcare. It is no wonder the bill is biased in favor of a political agenda instead of true healthcare reform.”
Dr. Dan, a Republican candidate for congress and staunch defender of the Constitution, made a pledge to the people of Western North Carolina to do all within his power to undo that same legislation. In affirming this pledge, Dr. Eichenbaum has signed the Club For Growth’s “Repeal It Pledge” which states, “I hereby pledge to the people of my state/district, upon my election to the House/Senate, to sponsor and support legislation to repeal any federal health care takeover passed in 2010, and replace it with real reforms that lower health care costs without growing government.”
Discussing his ideas for healthcare reform, Dr. Eichenbaum said, “As a practicing physician for 34 years, I know that real solutions for healthcare problems involve allowing the free market to operate normally without government intervention. Health insurance policies should be owned by individuals, not employers, and premium costs would naturally decrease if insurance companies had to compete for business on a national scale without government mandates. Tax-free healthcare savings accounts, owned by individuals, would provide a means for each person to save money for future medical costs. Tort reform, although not constitutionally a federal issue, is a cost factor that must be controlled by revisions in state laws. "
For additional information or to schedule an interview with Dr. Eichenbaum or forum participants please contact Brian Umbarger via email at Brian@DrDan4Congress.com or via telephone at 828-216-6645.
Contact: Brian Umbarger