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Missouri Capitol Surge Day

COS Missouri volunteers - Surge Day 2023
L-R: David Ashlock, Shelly Harrison, Brett Sterley, Greg Tate, Pam Zook, Carol Fay, Doug Keightley and Rodney Huckleberry.

Our annual Surge Day was held on Wednesday, February 15, 2023.  We had a couple of tables on the House side of the Third Floor Rotunda and we handed out information about the Convention of States as well as the best donuts in Jefferson City. We also delivered information packets to most of the legislators' offices and the others were delivered the following week.

Many thanks to the volunteers who traveled long distances to meet their legislators and help with the logistics of delivery and manning our tables.

Thank you for supporting this very important project in our nation’s history. Keep in mind that you can and should contact your legislators whenever you have suggestions or praise. With few exceptions these individuals work long hours and make great sacrifices to serve the State of Missouri.

If you would like help with meeting your legislators at the Capitol, please go fill out the contact section on our Visiting the Capitol is a Great Experience Page.

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COS Missouri volunteers - Surge Day 2022


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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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