Saturday, December 20, 2014

Consider Donating to the Benjamin Rush Institute

As 2014 draws to a close, many people are finalizing their year-end charitable deductions.

If you like to support good health policy work, consider donating to the Benjamin Rush Institute.

I've been impressed with their series of debates and panel discussions hosted at medical schools around the country, helping to expose tomorrow's doctors to a broad range of perspectives on important policy issues.

From their website:
BRI is an organization that unites medical students, residents, fellows, and doctors from across the political spectrum — as well as members of the general public — who believe that the medical profession calls its practitioners to serve their patients, rather than the government. We believe that the doctor-patient relationship is a voluntary and mutually beneficial one. Both parties have a right to enter it freely. The proper role of government is to protect this freedom, not to diminish it.
You can also see videos of talks and debates they've sponsored, including topics such as:
"Does healthcare require government intervention?"
"Sale of human organs?"
"Can the ACA be mended?"
Also, BRI is a a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, so your donations are tax deductible.

And for the month of December, all donations will be matched by an anonymous donor -- so you get twice the bang for your buck!

Here's how to donate.  I've already done so and I hope you consider doing so as well!