Doctor Patient Medical Association

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The Doctor Patient Medical Association (DPMA) and the Patient Power Alliance (PPA) work to repeal health care reform[1] and call themselves a "a nonpartisan association of doctors and patients dedicated to preserving free choice in medicine."[2] The organization is a member of the National Tea Party Federation[3] and the "American Grassroots Coalition."[4]

Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council

The DPMA has ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). DPMA Chair and Co-Founder, Kathryn Serkes, has been on ALEC's Health and Human Services Task Force.[5] According to an August 2013 ALEC board document obtained by The Guardian, however, DPMA terminated its membership on April 22, 2013, noting that ALEC had been "unable to reach contact; history of being late on payments."[6]

About ALEC
ALEC is a corporate bill mill. It is not just a lobby or a front group; it is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, corporations hand state legislators their wishlists to benefit their bottom line. Corporations fund almost all of ALEC's operations. They pay for a seat on ALEC task forces where corporate lobbyists and special interest reps vote with elected officials to approve “model” bills. Learn more at the Center for Media and Democracy's ALECexposed.org, and check out breaking news on our PRWatch.org site.

Personnel

  • Derek Dye, Policy Analyst[9]

Advisory Board

As of December 2011:[10]

Contact

1908 Mount Vernon Ave., 3rd Floor
Alexandria, VA 22305
Phone: (703) 955-4978
Fax: (571) 921-4306
Email: info@doctorsandpatients.org
Web: http://www.doctorsandpatients.org/

References

  1. Suzanne Hoholik, Group Predicts Savings from Health-Care Law, Columbus Dispatch, October 27, 2011
  2. 2.0 2.1 Amy Kremer, Politico Arena profile, accessed December 20, 2011
  3. National Tea Party Federation, Membership List, organizational site, accessed December 20, 2011
  4. American Grassroots Coalition, MORE CITIZEN ACTIONS PLANNED THROUGH WEEKEND: Unprecedented TEA Party & Grassroots Coalition Aligns to 'Kill The Bill'; Rally Saturday at Capitol, Other Events Across Country, organizational press release, PRNewswire, March 18, 2010
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Doctor Patient Medical Association, Kathryn Serkes, organization biography, accessed December 20, 2011
  6. American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC 40th Anniversary Annual Meeting Board Meeting packet, organizational documents, August 6, 2013, released by The Guardian December 3, 2013.
  7. Doctor Patient Medical Association, Who We Are, organizational site, accessed December 20, 2011
  8. 8.0 8.1 Amy Kremer and Jennifer Hulsey, American Grassroots Coalition, Tele-TownHall with Sen. Jim DeMint: discuss the Debt Ceiling and the Cut, Cap & Balance Pledge, organization invitation, July 6, 2011, accessed December 20, 2011
  9. Derek Dye, Derek Dye, Policy Mic publication profile, accessed December 2012.
  10. Doctor Patient Medical Association, Advisory Board, organization site, accessed December 20, 2011
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