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Pennsylvania Million Med March & Docs4PatientCare

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Pennsylvania Million Med March & Docs4PatientCare

Time: November 21, 2009 all day
Location: State Capitol
Street: Capitol Steps
City/Town: Harrisburg PA
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Event Type: protest
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Latest Activity: Nov 16, 2009

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Event Description

On behalf of the Pennsylvania Million Med March & Docs4PatientCare, and a coalition of patient and physician advocacy groups, we respectfully request your presence at Pennsylvania's MillionMedMarch-PA on Saturday, November 21st starting at noon on City Island, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. From there, we will march to the Capitol steps in Harrisburg.

Our coalition is comprised of health care professionals and patients from throughout Pennsylvania who are opposed to government-run health care and want to offer alternative solutions to our nation's health care problems. The MillionMedMarch will be occurring simultaneously in cities all across the country.

This is not a political or partisan event. We want everyone to come out and see with their own eyes that the majority of health care workers are not in lock-step with the AMA or any other health care organization that believes the federal government is the only answer to health care reform.

We will have a wide range of speakers, including national policy experts, clinical experts and “in the trenches” doctors and nurses with hundreds of years of combined experience.

Bring your signs and your voice.






Motor Vehicles & Buses: For all motor vehicles & buses carrying
marchers for the “Million Med March”, please proceed to the “Market Street Bridge” for access to City Island Parking

Entering Parking Area: Drive onto the “Market Street Bridge” and look for the access entrance to “City Island Parking”. At the entrance, drive down the paved lane to reach the two primary parking areas: #1 Parking Area (between Walnut Street Bridge and Market Street Bridge) and #2 Parking Area (between Market Street Bridge and the train trestle bridge.)

Entry Order of Parking: Buses: #1 Parking Area – far back portion All Others: Parking Areas #1 and #2 Parking Area

Bus Parking: #1 Parking Area, please first park buses in the far back portion of # 1 Parking Area.

Car, Van, SUV, Motorcycles: #1 and #2 Parking Area

*The front of the assembly area is in #1 Parking Area, the far forward
end closest to the walk-up of Walnut Street Bridge. (People’s Bridge)

Comment Wall

Comment by Greg Fasolt on November 16, 2009 at 1:38pm
SPEAKERS (alphabetical order )


James Allen, MD - Anesthesiology, Philadelphia, PA
Topic: 'Liberty: As Our Founding Fathers Understood It' and how it applies to our present situation

Domingo Alvear, MD - Pediatric Surgery, Camp Hill, PA
Founder, World Surgical Foundation
Topic: "The importance of American medicine to the rest of the world,
and the need to preserve its quality and innovation"

Mary Arbogast, RN - Nursing
Topic: "The deterioration of nursing care in the hospitals"

Thomas Bonekemper, MD - Internal Medicine, Quakertown, PA
Topic: "Why not Tort Reform?"

Edward Chastka, MD - Psychiatry, Reading PA
Topic: "The Emotional Plague: why people are afraid to manage their own
health care and why others are so eager to manage it for them"

Donna Cohen, BSN - Psychiatric Nurse, Philadelphia, PA
Topic: "Nursing care under a single payer system, lessons from Canada"

Laureen A. Cummings, LPN - Nursing
President/CEO Lorimar Home Care and Staffing Services

Bob DeJesus, MD - Gastroenterology, Greensburg, PA
Topic: "Health Care Reform 2009- Blueprint for Socialized Medicine in America."

Joseph O’Connor - Health System Administration
Topic: "The deteriorating financial situation at hospitals, effect of illegal aliens,
and the most common myths about people not getting medical care"

Phyllis Parcella, MD - Anesthesiology, Reading, PA
Topic: "The Rising Cost of Healthcare is a Symptom - Treatment Requires Investigating the Main Cause"

William J. West, Jr., MD - Obstetrics/Gynecology, Reading, PA
Founded First HSA, a nationwide health savings account administration located in Reading, PA
Topic: "Insurance: what is wrong, and how to fix it"


Nathan A. Benefield - Director of Policy Research Commonwealth Foundation

Sharon Cherubin - U.S. Army Veteran, Executive Director of UNITEPA
Topic: "The reinforcements have arrived - the doctors!"

Donna Baver Rovito
Editor, Liability and Health News Update, Master of Ceremonies

The Hon. Curt Schroder, 155th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Rep. Schroder is a candidate for Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District seat
Contact person: Carolyn May 717-783-2520

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