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Santa Monica Tea Party To Host Affordable Care Act Panel Discussion Dec. 7

Posted Dec. 1, 2013, 9:09 am

Mirror Staff

The LA/Santa Monica Tea Party will host a panel discussion next Saturday, Dec. 7 at 10:30 am at the Santa Monica Public Library, MLK Auditorium on the impact of the launch of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and what Americans can do to regain patient rights and freedom of choice over their medical care.

Organizers of the event said Americans of all political persuasions are learning firsthand that they may lose their current healthcare plan, that they may not be able to keep their doctor, that healthcare costs will go up, not down, for most Americans.

“The Obamacare program is projected to be far more costly than originally budgeted and funding insurance for high risk patients on the backs of the healthy has already demonstrated that it is doomed to failure,” organizers said. “All across America, people are worried and confused.”

To explore the question of what’s next for healthcare, the panel will feature guest speakers, Dr. Joel Strom and Dr. Reed Wilson.

Dr. Strom is founder of Doc Squads and a fellow at the Unruh Institute of Politics at USC.

He has over 25 years of grassroots political leadership experience. In 2011 he started the Doc Squad project, designed to recruit, train, organize and deploy previously non-politically involved physicians to enter into the debate. His team spanned 19 states and appeared on local and national media over 2,000 times. He routinely lectures on leadership and health care to a variety of organizations nationally.

Dr. Wilson is a highly regarded Cardiologist and Internist in the Beverly Hills/Los Angeles area and holds an appointment as an Attending Staff at Cedars Sinai.

Dr. Wilson has appeared on local and nationally syndicated radio shows such as The Dennis Prager show and has served on the Executive Board of the national organization Doctors 4 Patient Care (D4PC).

The Panel will discuss:

1. The dangers of having the federal government inserted between doctor and the patient.

2. The current confused state of Obamacare implementation and what it means for doctor and patient alike.

3. The danger of undermining the Medicare program; healthcare rationing; and bureaucratic “death panels’

4. What can be done to help get the best possible health care for all Americans in the current situation

5. Political action that can be taken to create an atmosphere for creating a better, more sustainable, and freer healthcare system for our country.

Admission to this panel discussion is free and open to the general public. A donation of $5 is suggested. Seating is first come, first served. Early arrival is recommended. Doors open at approximately 10:15 am. It will be held at the Santa Monica Library - MLK Auditorium at 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

To learn more about this event and to RSVP, go to

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Dec. 1, 2013, 11:42:44 am

stewart said...

sounds alot like the same personalities who predicted the end of days that Y2K was supposed to have loosed upon mankind?

Dec. 1, 2013, 8:39:50 pm

No tolerence for stupidity said...

Well I know where all the crazies will be Dec 7. Probably the 1st library any tea bagger has ever set foot in. Can they even read or just recite what they hear on Fox news?

Dec. 1, 2013, 8:42:40 pm

M said...

Public Option for all. Healthcare should not be "for profit". It's time to join the rest of the civilized world.

Dec. 1, 2013, 8:49:54 pm

Jane said...

What a bunch of corporate sheels for Big Insurance. They're not doctors, they're quacks getting rich off insurance. Just go read their website. It'll make any intelligent person want to vomit.

Dec. 2, 2013, 1:55:39 am


I am looking forward to this informative meeting. There has been alot of misinformation and many broken promises by President Obama. What is his credibility that even if people sign up for "Affordable Healthcare" that their information will be kept confidential? Why can't consumers sign in to the government web site as annonymous shoppers

Dec. 2, 2013, 4:58:24 pm

shirley husar said...


Dec. 2, 2013, 6:40:30 pm

Kim said...

What is Big Insurance credibility when it comes privacy? This coming from a 2 and a half star doctor according to an internet search. Yeah, Doc. Your credibility too.

Dec. 2, 2013, 6:44:31 pm

Uncle T said...

Of course Shirley Husar will be there. She's the vote against her own best interests lady. Does she get paid to be a tea party sheel or does she think the old, rich white man's party is working for her rights?

Dec. 3, 2013, 8:02:19 am

Mary said...

I really wish by "Tea Party" they meant little, old ladies sitting around sipping Lady Grey and discussing things. Instead the picture in my mind is hateful people who want to destroy the American way of life. Fortunately my guess is they will be met with mostly empty seats because Santa Monicans are way too smart for them.

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