Free At Last!

David J. Pasek, MD
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March/April 1999
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Dear Editors,
Thank you for providing information on how to "opt out" of Medicare. I followed your instructions to the letter and proudly enclose notification by my local carrier that my affidavit meets all the required criteria to privately contract with my Medicare patients without interference by oppressive HCFA bureaucrats.

To celebrate my new independence, I have donated a one-year subscription to the Medical Sentinel to both the local public library and to our local AHEC (Area Health Education Center), neither of whom were aware of its publication.

I echo the immortal words of a great American spiritual leader: "Free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty, I'm free at last!" (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)

David J. Pasek, MD
Charlotte, NC

Correspondence originally published in the Medical Sentinel 1999;4(2);41-43. Copyright©1999 Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS).

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