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Letters
July 5, 2000

Political Solicitation of Physicians

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Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2000;284(1):41. doi:10.1001/jama.284.1.39

To the Editor: I wish to alert my colleagues of a solicitation they may be receiving that seems to signal new depths in the health care debate.

I recently received a telephone call from a person in the office of a prominent congressman, notifying me that I had been nominated to a national congressional advisory board. There was a recorded message from the congressman himself saying how important this issue was and how he shared physicians' concerns with interference from health maintenance organizations and with declining physician reimbursement. By this time I was feeling quite sympathetic.

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