Dr. Donald PalmisanoDr. Charles WilleyPatrick Ishmael

On Friday, July 13, 2012, the Show-Me Institute hosted an event featuring a panel of healthcare experts discussing the consequences of the Affordable Care Act, as well as a number of policy alternatives to the present law.

About the panel (from left to right):
Dr. Donald Palmisano is a physician and attorney. He is a general and vascular surgeon who teaches at Tulane Medical School. He is also former president of the American Medical Association and current spokesman for the Coalition to Protect Patients' Rights. Dr. Palmisano has testified before congress on numerous occasions and appeared on several news shows including The Today Show, Good Morning America, Nightline and Hardball with Chris Matthews.
Dr. Charles Willey is a well-known local physician who has practiced internal medicine in south Saint Louis county and surrounding areas for more than a quarter of a century. He is also the founding CEO of Essence Healthcare, a Medicare advantage health plan.
Patrick Ishmael is a policy analyst at the Show-Me Institute who has written extensively about healthcare and the Supreme Court decision. Patrick is a lawyer who's writings have appeared in the Kansas City Star, the LA Times, the Post-Dispatch and many other publications. He's also appeared on numerous radio and television shows as well.

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Dr. Palmisano
Patrick Ishmael
Director of Government Accountability

Patrick Ishmael is the director of government accountability at the Show-Me Institute.