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State Charitable Solicitation Disclosures

Published on July 17, 2017 by Convention Of States Project

Convention of States Action is organized as a non-profit organization under § 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations to Convention of States Action are NOT deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.  Registration in any state does not imply endorsement approval, or recommendation of Convention of States Action by the state.

CALIFORNIA – Convention of States Action’s audited financial statement is available upon request to Convention of States Action.  0 percent of your gift may be deducted under Federal and State income tax laws.  FLORIDA – A COPY OF THE OFFICAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE, WITHIN FLORIDA, 1-800-435-7352 (800-HELP-FLA).  REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.  Florida registration number CH40366.  GEORGIA – Upon request, Convention of States Action will provide a full and a fair description of this and its other programs as well as a financial statement or financial summary.  MARYLAND – A copy of Convention of States Action’s current financial statement is available upon request to Convention of States Action, P.O. Box 1073, Purcellville, VA 20134. For the cost of postage and copying, financial and other information is available from the Maryland Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD 2140, (410) 974-5534.  MINNESOTA – 0 percent of your gift may be deducted as a charitable contribution under Federal and State income tax laws.  MISSISSIPPI – The official registration and financial information of Convention of States Action may be obtained from the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office by calling 1-888-236-6167. Registration by the Secretary of State does not imply endorsement by the Secretary of State.  NEW JERSEY – INFORMATION FILED WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CONCERNING THIS CHARITABLE SOLICITATION  MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY BY CALLING (973) 504-6215 AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/ocp/charities.htm. REGISTRATION WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT.  NEW YORKUpon request, a copy of Convention of States Action’s last annual report filed with the Attorney General is available from Convention of States Action or from the New York State Attorney General’s Charitable Bureau, Attn: FOIL Officer, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.  NORTH CAROLINA – Financial Information about Convention of States Action and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at (888) 830-4989 (within North Carolina) or (919) 807-2214 (outside of North Carolina). The license is not an endorsement by the State.  OHIO – Convention of Stats Action is a charity organized under Section 501(c)(4) and dedicated to developing and advocating legislation to promote self-governance related issues.  PENNSYLVANIA – The official registration and financial information of Convention of States Action may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, (800) 732-0999.  VIRGINIA – Financial and other information is available from the State Office of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23217.  WASHINGTON – For additional information regarding Convention of States Action’s activities or financial information, Convention of States Action is registered with the Washington State Charities Program as required by law and information may be obtained by calling 800-332-4483 or 360-725-0378.  WEST VIRGINIA – Residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305.  Registration does not imply endorsement.

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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
Convention of states action

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