June 27, 2008

Cornyn loses doctors' endorsement ... breaking

Following Cornyn’s vote earlier this week to cut Medicare payments to doctors, the Texas doctors’ PAC is withdrawing its endorsement of Big John.

From the Texas Medical Association Political Action Committee’s letter to Cornyn, signed by Dr. Manuel Acosta, chairman of the board of the PAC:
The Texas Medical Association Political Action Committee (TEXPAC) is outraged that you made the decision to follow the direction of the Bush Administration and voted to protect health insurance companies at the expense of America’s seniors, those with disabilities, and military families.

On July 1 – just four days from now – the government will slash Medicare physician payments by at least 10.6 percent, even more in many parts of Texas. That will force physicians into an impossible choice: face financial crisis by continuing to see their Medicare patients, or protect their practices and cut off those patients.
There is talk and then there is action. We expect our elected officials to show leadership and do the right thing. Absent that, TEXPAC has rescinded our endorsement of your candidacy.

(Sourced via e-mail press release.)

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