Michigan doctor blasts GOP House for removing emergency public health safeguards

LANSING — Today, the Republican-controlled Michigan House voted to repeal a 1945 law that enabled a governor to enact safety measures during a widespread crisis or emergency that puts public health and safety at risk. The petition-initiated measure, which passed the Senate last week, does not need Governor Whitmer’s signature to become law. In response…

WISCONSIN DOCTOR REACTS TO WaPo FACT CHECK ON RON JOHNSON: SENATOR SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR DANGEROUS DISINFORMATION

La Crosse, WI — Today, the Washington Post published an extensive fact check of two of Senator Ron Johnson’s most egregious claims about COVID-19 vaccines and natural immunity from the disease. For falsely saying, and repeating, that, “Natural immunity is as strong if not stronger,” than immunity offered by the COVID-19 vaccines, and claiming, again…

Arizona health experts blast Legislature for banning masks from schools, urge continued use and vaccines

PHOENIX — Arizona health experts today criticized the Legislature for banning schools and colleges from requiring masks that can help reduce the spread of COVID-19, prevent outbreaks and protect people’s health. The Legislature’s decision comes as Arizona sees a 16-percent jump in COVID-19 cases in the past 14 days as of Tuesday. Additionally vaccines against…

Wisconsin docs blast Johnson for disinformation event, urge him to promote vaccines and safety

MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin physicians today blasted U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson for hosting a media event yesterday designed to sow doubt about COVID-19 vaccines that could dissuade people from getting vaccinations and protecting themselves against the deadly disease. The physicians urged Wisconsinites to get vaccinated — and Johnson to instead use his position and platform to…

WISCONSIN PHYSICIAN TO SEN. RON JOHNSON: CANCEL ANTI-VACCINE EVENT, STOP SPREADING MISINFORMATION

Milwaukee, WI — U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson plans to hold an event questioning the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, June 28th, according to FOX6 News in Milwaukee. This event comes after Sen. Johnson has repeatedly spread misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines and publicly refused to get one himself. In response to Sen. Johnson’s event,…

PENNSYLVANIA DOCTORS CELEBRATE SUPREME COURT RULING UPHOLDING ACA FOR PATIENTS’ HEALTH

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Today, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of upholding the Affordable Care Act. In response to this decision, Dr. Max Cooper, emergency physician in southeastern Pennsylvania, and Dr. Meaghan Reid, emergency physician in southeastern Pennsylvania, and the Pennsylvania State Leads for the Committee to Protect Health Care, released…

Colorado doctors celebrate new health insurance option lowering costs, expanding access

DENVER — Colorado physicians hailed the creation of the Colorado Health Insurance Option, signed into law by Gov. Jared Polis today, which lowers premiums, reduces out-of-pocket costs and improves health care access and equity across the state.   “The Colorado Health Insurance Option is a game changer that will improve the lives of countless families…

Colorado doctors commend creation of Prescription Drug Affordability Review Board

DENVER — Physicians celebrated today as Gov. Polis signed SB 175, historic legislation that will help reduce the costs of vital prescription drugs. The law creates the Colorado Prescription Drug Affordability Review Board that will review the affordability of certain drugs and establish upper payment limits for those determined to be unaffordable.   “Today marks…