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AMA Joins Tenn. Physicians to Urge U.S. Congressional Action to Halt Medicare Cuts; AMA Brings Medicare ’House Call’ Campaign to Chattanooga, Tenn.


News Advisory:

WHO: American Medical Association (AMA) Immediate Past President John C. Nelson, M.D.

Tennessee Medical Association (TMA) President, Phyllis Miller, M.D.

Chattanooga and Hamilton County Medical Society President Donald Chamberlain, M.D.

WHAT: Media Briefing and Physicians Forum

WHY: The AMA brings its Medicare ’House Call’ campaign to Tennessee to draw attention to impending sharp Medicare cuts that will lead to an access to care problem for seniors. If Congress does not act, payments to physicians nationwide will be cut 26 percent - well below the cost of providing care, forcing physicians to limit the number of new Medicare patients in their practice.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 16, 6 p.m. sign in, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Program

WHERE: Chattanooga and Hamilton County Health Department, Golley Auditorium, 921 East Third Street, Chattanooga, Tenn. 37402


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