PROTEST RALLY

Against the actions of the:
Medical Assurance Company of Mississippi (MACM)

and MACM Board Member:
Dr. J. Edward Hill, President
American Medical Association (AMA)


- Stop MACM, Mississippi’s only medical malpractice insurance company, from practicing “medical malpractice racism”, “medical malpractice redlining” and “medical malpractice social engineering” under the cover of “Tort Reform”.

- Stop MACM’s “medical malpractice lynching” of Baptist Medical Missionary, Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., who has been serving the poor for over 16 years in America’s poorest region, the Mississippi Delta, as well as other African-American physicians in Mississippi. Black physicians are being prevented from practicing in black communities & counties in Mississippi through “medical racial profiling" by the American Tort Reform Association targeting these counties “Judicial Hellholes”.

- Stop MACM and insurance industry greed from preventing physicians who treat poor people, chronic pain patients and the disenfranchised from practicing medicine where they are needed the most, under the guise of “Tort Reform”.


STOP THE ABUSE OF THE POOR BY THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY &
DON’T LET GREED WIN OVER NEED!

SUPPORT LEGISLATIVE EFFORTS TO “REFORM TORT REFORM”, BECAUSE THE POOR &
CHRONIC PAIN PATIENTS NEED HEALTH CARE TOO!

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD BY THE GOVERNOR, LT. GOVERNOR,
STATE LEGISLATORS AND CONGRESS!


Friday, December 10, 2004, 12Noon
at the MACM Business Office!
404 West Parkway Place
Ridgeland, Mississippi


Directions to the Protest Rally at MACM Business Office:

* From I-55 North, take Exit 105-C, which is "Old Agency Road"
* Continue West on Old Agency Road to Highland Colony Parkway Roundabout
* Go right (North) on Highland Colony Parkway Roundabout for 1/4 mile
* Take a left after St. Andrew's School off Highland Colony Parkway into "Quorum at Colony Park"
* You will then be on West Parkway Place
* The address for the MACM Business Office is 404 West Parkway Place
* MACM is behind and North of the Mississippi Medical Association Building
(601-853-6733)


For More Information Contact:

Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., President
American Pain Institute
National Juneteenth Medical Commission

662-247-1471    662-247-3364
e-mail: MyersFound@aol.com
www.AmericanPainInstitute.org    www.MyersFoundation.net    www.Juneteenth.us

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Dear Friends and Supporters:

Thank you for all your phone calls, e-mails and letters concerning our atrocious and morally reprehensible medical malpractice plight in Mississippi that was covered in the revealing Jackson Advocate Newspaper story:

STATE TRYING TO STOP LOCAL DOCTOR'S MEDICAL MINISTRY
http://www.americanpaininstitute.org/newsI.htm


Many of you have asked me, "What can I do to help?"

Let me suggest the following:

- Please pray for our medical ministry

- Please write, call, fax, e-mail the Governor of Mississippi and the following key members of the Mississippi Legislature. The Select Committee on Medical Malpractice Insurance will be investigating the Medical Assurance Company of Mississippi (MACM) and their non-renewal of my malpractice insurance policy.

- Please speak out publicly and let the American Medical Association (AMA) know of your concerns about the actions of Dr. J. Edward Hill, President-Elect of the AMA and Board Member of MACM, to shut down our medical ministry to the poor. WE NEED A STRONG PUBLIC OUTCRY ACROSS AMERICA! HOW CAN MEMBERS OF THE AMA CONDONE THE UNJUST ACTIONS OF THEIR OWN LEADERSHIP!

- Please voice your concern to your members of congress and state legislators about how the insurance industry, that is advocating for tort reform because the high cost of medical malpractice insurance is forcing doctors out of business, is now forcing physicians who treat the poor and disenfranchised out of business because of greed. AGAIN, A STRONG PUBLIC OUTCRY IN DEFENSE OF PHYSICIANS, LIKE DR. MYERS, WHO TREAT PAIN PATIENTS AND THE POOREST PEOPLE IN AMERICA IS NEEDED!

PLEASE DON'T LET GREED WIN OVER NEED! POOR PEOPLE AND PAIN PATIENTS NEED HEALTHCARE TOO!

- Please make a DONATION to the Myers Foundation:
http://www.myersfoundation.net/donations/index.html



Governor Haley Barbour
State of Mississippi
P.O. Box 139
Jackson, MS 39205
601-359-3150    601-359-3741 Fax

George Dale
Insurance Commissioner
State of Mississippi
P.O. Box 79
Jackson, MS 39205
601-359-3569    601-359-2474 Fax
www.doi.state.ms.us

Rep. Edward Blackmon, Jr.
Co-Chairperson
Select Committee on Medical Malpractice Insurance
P.O. Drawer 105
Canton, MS 39046-0105
601-859-1567
eblackmon@mail.house.state.ms.us

Rep. Steve Holland
Co-Chairperson
Select Committee on Medical Malpractice Insurance
P.O. Box 2
Plantersville, MS 38862-0002
662-844-2004

State Senator Willie Simmons
P.O. Box 297
Cleveland, MS 39732
662-846-7433
wsimmons@mail.senate.state.ms.us

State Senator David Jordan
P.O. Box 8173
Greenwood, MS 38930
662-453-2246
djordan@mail.senate.state.ms.us

Dr. J. Edward Hill, President-Elect
American Medical Association
515 N. State Street
Chicago, IL 60610
800-621-8335
http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/1891.html

Medical Assurance Company of Mississippi
404 W. Parkway Place
Ridgeland, MS 39157
601-605-4882
http://www.macm.net/ad_bod.htm

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