The following message was sent to you by a physician colleague on Sermo:

| February 26, 2008

Dear Colleague:

I would like to bring your attention to a very important campaign currently underway on

The Sermo physician community is working on drafting an "open letter to the people of the United States" reflecting our concerns and frustrations about the current trends in healthcare. Our goal is to get thousands of signatures on this letter and distribute it widely via the internet, national newspapers, and downloadable educational tools to be handed out to patients. Sermo has pledged significant support to facilitate the process.

A volunteer writing committee comprised of seven Sermo physician members is currently in the process of drafting the open letter. The writing committee is regularly interacting with other Sermo members to ensure that the content of the letter captures the concerns of a broad group of physicians. Please visit the posting I’m sending below to contribute your ideas and engage with other Sermo members and the writing committee about this important campaign. You can also view the letter as it’s being developed via a link in this posting.

This is a unique opportunity for us to tell our side of the story to the public. We have been silent for too long and it’s time to speak out. This is a grassroots effort that can serve as a catalyst for unity among physicians and pave the way for our direct involvement in a new wave of healthcare reform. Please take the time to check out the posting and start contributing by sharing your ideas with the physician community on Sermo. You may also want to reach out to your colleagues to join Sermo so they can participate in this important campaign.

To a better tomorrow for all American physicians and the patients that we serve,

Sean Khozin, MD, MPH
Sermo Open Letter Committee
Member of the Sermo Community – 55,000 strong

Your colleague on Sermo has sent you the following posting:

I am forwarding a question from Sermo and would appreciate your insights on this issue. Or if you know another physician that can help, please do not hesitate to send it along.

Just go to to see if you can help.

–Sean Khozin

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