San Diego physician and community leader Wayne Iverson declared his candidacy for the US House of Representatives in the new California 52nd Congressional District. Iverson’s entry into this race comes after three years of successfully challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
From the start, this federal law has been poorly crafted, it greatly over-reaches and it distorts the delivery of medical professional services, according to Iverson. Iverson said, “Obamacare is now being challenged at the highest legal levels in this country with doctors telling the US Supreme Court that this government controlled healthplan is harmful to patients and is unconstitutional.”
The message was conveyed in a brief filed by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons.
As a result of the 2010 US Census, new Congressional districts have been drawn throughout the country. Iverson actively supported his long-standing local Congressman, Duncan D. Hunter, but Hunter’s area was moved east of the new 52nd District, which currently does not have an incumbent.
“The battle will be to have Obamacare repealed legislatively or revoked by the US Supreme Court, and replaced with new wholesome healthcare legislation. We need new legislation that doesn’t cost the tax payers trillions of dollars while removing 500 billion dollars from our seniors’ Medicare trust account.”
The physician-turned politician sees his bid for the district as an opportunity to serve his community by securing fiscally responsible, constitutionally sound healthcare reform.