The Georgia Medical Political Action Committee (GAMPAC), which is the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) political action committee, has endorsed Nathan Deal in the gubernatorial race in Georgia.
“Nathan Deal truly understands the issues that affect physicians the most, including tort reform and insurance reform and Medicaid funding,” says GAMPAC Chairman Jack M. Chapman Jr., M.D. “He’s earned his reputation as an intellectual champion for patients and physicians in Georgia based on his actions, and he has an articulate vision for health care in this state.”
When it comes to noteworthy action, Dr. Chapman points out that Deal opposed the Clinton administration’s health reform proposal – and he says the Republican candidate led the fight against the recently-enacted national health reform law in his role as the leading Republican of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health.
“In his role as governor, we are confident that Nathan Deal will take steps to mitigate the effects of the new federal health care law at the state level in the legal and legislative advocacy arenas,” Dr. Chapman says. “He knows that this new law can’t possibly be sustained from a financial standpoint, and he understands it’s given far too much power to the federal government when it comes to individual medical decisions.”
MAG recognized Deal with the James A. Kaufmann Award for outstanding government service in 1998, while the American Medical Association gave him the Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service in 2009.
“In the same way you build a house, Nathan Deal has built his reputation as an effective and trustworthy advocate for both physicians and patients in Georgia,” concludes Dr. Chapman. “That means day-after-day, one brick at a time.”
GAMPAC is encouraging patients and physicians to visit www.nathandeal.org for additional information and to support Deal with a campaign contribution.
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