Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor
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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