WASHINGTON, DC – Patients First, a project of Americans for Prosperity, a national patients’ organization, has launched the Spanish Web site www.pacientesprimero.com to provide information to the Hispanic community on the current health care debate.  The Web site contains facts on the health care legislation proposals in Congress, a petition for Hispanics to voice their concerns about the health care legislation and information on events across the country.

More than 246,000 individuals have already signed the Patients First petition asking Congress to oppose any legislation that imposes greater government control of health care, which would lead to fewer choices and denial of treatment for American families.

Patients First believes in a health care reform that expands choices for Americans, makes health care more affordable and maintains the highest standard of quality health care for all individuals.

“We know the Hispanic community has concerns about a health care overhaul and keeping their freedom to make decisions for their families. Patients First is urging them to have their voices heard in Congress by signing the petition,” said Amy Menefee, policy adviser for Patients First. “The current health care legislation proposals will negatively impact Hispanic small business owners, lead to loss of jobs and greater taxes on middle class families, while providing the wrong solution for our health care.”

Patients First, A Project of Americans for Prosperity(TM), is focused on real health care reform — reform that puts patients first.  Patients First believes that Americans want and need more health insurance options — not just a costly, government-defined plan paid for by American taxpayers.

Patients First is a project of Americans for Prosperity® (AFP), a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization recognized by the IRS. AFP is the nation’s premier grassroots organization committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP has more than 700,000 members, including members in all 50 states, and 25 state chapters. Patients First is not affiliated in any way with Patient First health clinics.  For more information on Patients First, go to http:/www.joinpatientsfirst.com/

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