Contributions or gifts to Convention of States Action are not tax deductible as charitable contributions. Convention of States Action is a 501(c)(4) federal tax-exempt non-profit corporation incorporated in the State of Texas with a registered address at 5850 San Felipe, Suite 580A, Houston, Texas 77057. Contributions may be used for any lawful purpose consistent with the organization’s formation and Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code, including to advocate for a limited federal government through a convention of states under Article V of the U.S. Constitution. Registration in any state does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation of the organization by that state. This communication is paid for by Convention of States Action. Alabama: The author of this communication is paid by Convention of States Action. California: Convention of States Action is not registered as a tax-exempt organization under state law. 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Washington: Financial and other information can be obtained by contacting the Secretary of State at (360) 725-0377 or www.sos.wa.gov/charities/. West Virginia: Additional information about the organization can be obtained by contacting Cindy Nation at the organization’s registered address. West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, West Virginia 25305. Wisconsin: A financial statement of the charitable organization disclosing assets, liabilities, fund balances, revenue, and expenses for the preceding fiscal year will be provided to any person upon request.
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