NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Doctors in Politics, a physician-led political action committee advancing an agenda of affordable, quality, patient-centered healthcare, today announced they will mobilize, amplify, and support doctors to step into their urgently needed role as public stewards. At this moment, doctors are uniquely positioned to champion the best care for patients and be a driving force to heal America’s healthcare system. Doctors in Politics is creating momentum for physicians in public life first by profiling 2020 doctor candidates for Congress who embrace this mission. The group will conduct a groundbreaking nationwide search to identify 50 doctor candidates to run for Congress in 2022.
“The coronavirus pandemic illustrates the serious need to change how we provide healthcare,” said Hisam Goueli, MD, founder of Doctors in Politics. “There is no time to lose. We are not waiting to get to Congress to build a patient-centric physicians’ caucus. We’re building it now. As doctors, we know what is broken because we live it every day, and we know what it will take to make the system work for everyone. Right now, patients are dying in a system that doesn’t prioritize their health. Doctors can fix this, inspire voters, and transform American healthcare.”
Join The Movement to Fix Healthcare
Doctors in Politics is building a community and highlighting those who are currently running in 2020, and will source and support 50 doctors to run for Congress in 2022. The organization is bringing together a powerful coalition of ambassadors, volunteers, and donors to advocate for a healthcare system that puts patients first. By hosting candidate forums, providing training opportunities, and driving fundraising efforts, Doctors in Politics is excited to partner with physician leaders on their journey to Congress now and into the future.
About Doctors in Politics
Doctors in Politics is a political action committee that supports and encourages more doctors to run for Congress, believing that, at this moment, doctors are uniquely positioned to champion the best care for patients and be a driving force to heal America’s healthcare system. Doctors in Politics believes that healthcare should prioritize patients and remove the barriers that prevent doctors from practicing medicine. For more information, please visit www.doctorsinpolitics.org.