Indian physicians push for Obamacare, want more say
Members of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) ‘should be at the table during implementation stage of the health care reform,’ said the association’s new president Jayesh Shah.
‘I want AAPI members to remember if you are not at the table, then you are most probably on the menu,’ he said as the new AAPI team assumed charge during its third annual convention here last week.
This largest ethnic group of physicians, which plays a key role in providing health services across the US, is also working on a five-year strategic plan to create and lobby for what it calls ‘a meaningful legislative agenda’ for healthcare reforms at the federal level.
‘We need to structure one of the best administered organisations that will be responsive to its members, supportive of the leadership and a true advocate for our mission,’ Shah said on his vision and goals for the next one year.