As your state's official Legislative Liaison, you will be the interface between your state's legislators and the rest of our organization. Responsibilities include:
Educate and build relationships with state legislators and encourage their support to pass a request for a Convention of States.
Strategize with State Director to connect volunteer efforts with the legislative process.
Track the resolution through the legislative process, keeping your state team and our national staff informed of its progress.
Participate in regular state and national conference calls.
Expected commitment level: 15 - 20 hours per month
Step 1: If you have a COS account, please sign in before applying. (Use the blue "Sign In" button on the top right of this page.) If you do not have a COS account, you can proceed to step 2, and one will automatically be created for you.
Step 2: Answer the questions below and click the "Submit Application" button. We will be in contact with you shortly after you've submitted your application. Please reach out to us if you do not hear back from your state team within a few days: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Physicians for COS
The diagnosis is clear.
We have a growing cancer today known as the Obamacare.As a result physicians are no longer free to practice medicine.
No profession feels the full force of the federal government more than physicians. The medical profession is the most highly regulated profession in the United States. The practice of medicine is controlled, taxed, and regulated to the point of being destroyed by the heavy hand of the federal government.
Physicians are told how to bill, how much to charge, and how to treat patients. They are mandated to use expensive electronic medical records. The federally enacted HIPPA (Health Information Privacy and Portability Act) makes the communication between physicians and atients burdensome, inefficient,and expensive. Every physician is required by federal mandate to register with the government to obtain an NPI (national provider identifier.) We are required by federal law to obtain and pay for a license to prescribe medication through the DEA, which is separate from our state licensure.
This heavy hand of government not only oversees the largest federal health bureaucracy ever created, but by extension reaches into every state, every city, and every small town to regulate how every licensed physician practices the art of medicine and how citizens obtain care.
The treatment is also clear.
The prescription for a cure was written into our constitution by our founders. Article V of our constitution allows for the states to call for a convention of states to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government through the proposal of constitutional amendments.
Physicians should be the strongest supporters of this brilliantly-crafted states’ rights tool placed into our constitution by our founders.
I urge my fellow American physicians to join with me in supporting an Article V Convention of States to take back control of the practice of medicine.
It’s the only way that we can return the practice of
medicine back to the intimate relationship between a doctor and patient without interference by the
heavy hand of a distant, national government.
Jeffrey I. Barke, M.D.Family Physician Newport Beach, CA
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