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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

73 Cents

I began the design of the new mural. It is Guernica meets The Death of Marat as designed by me channeling a little Diego Rivera. Watch for The 73 Cents Movement coming to a wall near you.

These are the rights I wish we had but do not:

1. You have the right to access your medical record without monetary charges. You have the right to an electronic copy of your medical record also without charge. Anything you say or suggest during consultation would enter the medical record. You have the right to review said record with providers of care and make appropriate changes where inaccuracies are found.

2. You have the right to a medical advocate present during consultation. The said advocate could be a family member or friend or professional in the field. If you do not have access to an individual who can act as an advocate, an unbiased advocate will be requested for you.

3. You have the right at any time to stop consultation, and request a second opinion of another Doctor. You have the right to secure the doctor of your preference, and in the instance of a bedridden status, see a doctor without `privileges' or out-of-network while in a hospitalized setting.

4. Do you understand your rights as a patient?

Now is the time to call your congressman and demand your rights. The law is being made now. Do not be left out.

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