The purpose of the Black Ribbon Project is to call attention to the multiple ways that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act undermines our freedom, erodes our prosperity, and interjects politics into the private and intensely personal decisions which properly belong to physicians and patients.
Concern over raising health care costs and increasing numbers of uninsured led many to believe that doing something was better than doing nothing. However, because of the deleterious effects on the practice of medicine, the new laws are in fact worse than doing nothing.
By wearing the pin, you can express your concern with the new laws and stimulate informative conversations. This website will provide information and links to other resources to help you increase your own understanding of what is at stake.