NCMS Physicians Engage with North Carolina Leaders

More than 150 Physicians had the opportunity to meet and speak with the two new presumptive leaders of the North Carolina House and Senate this month, just weeks before the 2011 Legislative session is set to commence on January 26th.

Senator Phil Berger (R, Guilford-Rockingham), the presumptive Senate President Pro-Tem, spent more than two hours speaking with physicians from the Greensboro and High Point areas on January 13th at the Proximity Hotel. Throughout the evening, the Senator pressed upon his new majority’s plan for no new taxes and discussed the Senate’s 2011 legislative priorities which include medical malpractice reform.

One week later, Representative Thom Tillis (R, Mecklenburg), the presumptive Speaker of the House, welcomed a crowd of nearly 70 physicians at the Charlotte Marriott SouthPark on January 19th to discuss his priorities for the approaching session and also spent time explaining his plans for the upcoming redistricting process. Representative Tillis spoke in great detail about the State’s looming budget deficit and praised Doctors for their role in saving the State of North Carolina money with programs like Community Care of NC (CCNC).

Review photos from these events on the NCMS Facebook page!

Both leaders expressed their appreciation for the time that Physicians took out of their schedule to attend these Town Hall events and are hoping to participate in similar future events across the State with the NCMS. Please stay tuned for upcoming dates and locations.

You also have the opportunity to participate in the legislative process in Raleigh every single Wednesday during session, beginning February 2nd. Please contact Jaime King, Assistant Director of Legislative & Political Action, at [email protected] or (919) 833-3836 to learn more about the NCMS White Coat Wednesday program. Register today!


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