Cancer Reform Bill of California
From: "Saul Pressman" saul@...
Date: Tue Jun 6, 2000 9:58 pm
Subject: We are winning the fight
The California State Senate, fed up with low quality allopathic health care
in the state, on Friday, June 1, 2000, passed the Cancer Reform Bill
sponsored by California Citizens For Health, and backed by the California
Medical Association (CMA).
The bill eliminates the requirement in California that all cancer treatment
be "limited to chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery." Health activists
predict the death of the cancer chemotherapy & radiation mega-industries in
the U.S. (Sales of chemotherapy cancer drugs reached 8.4 billion dollars in
1999 - yet cancer deaths are at an all time high.)
Governor Gray Davis is removing fourteen of the existing eighteen California
Medical Board Appointees, as of June 30, 2000. The terms of the last four
run out next year - and they too will be replaced. Governor Davis'
appointments, and the passage of this bill, represent a disaster for
so-called "Quackbuster" henchmen. The National Council for Reliable Health
Information (NCRHI), formerly called the National Council Against Health
Fraud (NCAHF), and their sister groups, were dealt the most humiliating
blows of their existence with these actions in California.
And this, right on the heels of the Minnesota and Arizona reform laws.
The California "Cancer Reform Bill" heads for the California House of
Representatives this week. Easy passage is expected. The backing of the
bill by the CMA is not a surprise to health freedom activists. Many
activists believe that the CMA (the second largest MD organization in the
US) has the proper attitude because the CMA is still controlled by
practicing MDs, whereas the AMA is controlled by the medical
industry - a different thing entirely.
The battle for the future of health care took an unusual turn in California
last year when health freedom activists, the CMA, lawmakers, and Medical
University leadership joined forces against the
"quackbuster controlled" California Medical Board in the "Robert Sinaiko,
MD, case". The Medical Board arrogantly yanked Sinaiko's license, and shut
down his business. The backlash against the board's arrogant action in the
Sinaiko case has only begun. One of Sinaiko's chief witnesses was Dr. Phil
Lee, MD (formerly Assistant Secretary of Health in the Clinton
Administration). He was attacked by the Medical Board as "not to be
credible," as a witness. Dr. Lee went on since then to become one of
Governor Gray Davis' top
health advisors. And now we get this new bill...
Not sure how long this will take to spread but it looks like the AMA is in
for some competition.
Forwarded by Dr. Saul Pressman