I talked non-stop with interested and concerned individuals--listening to their stories of how much they appreciated the wonderful care they have received from their doctors.
We gave away over 100 pins and received many generous donations.
What impressed me most was that each person had a story to tell about the importance of quality medical care in their lives. The personal doctor-patient relationship is a highly treasured value which they understand is threatened by the new health control laws. Many expressed concerns not only for themselves as patients, but for the freedom and respect which they believe their physicians deserve! The pins provided them with a way to express their support.
All in all, a very satisfying experience which raised my spirits about the generosity and the intelligent spirit of independence which characterizes so many Americans.
Thanks to all of you who made this an uplifting day.