..::: NEWS RELEASE
..::: JANUARY 2003
Americans for Free Choice in Medicine Names Ralston Executive Director
NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIAAs the health care reform debate gains
renewed focus in Washington, Americans for Free Choice in Medicine
(AFCM), a non-profit patient education organization, has designated
a new executive director.
AFCM has named Richard
E. Ralston its executive director. Ralston is former Managing
Director for the California-based Ayn Rand Institute, (ARI), where
he also served as publisher for the Ayn Rand Institute Press.
Ralston, who served on active duty in the United States Army for 7
years, has a comprehensive background in media. Ralston earned his
B.A. in History, at the University of Maryland and later received
his M.A. in International Relations at the University of Southern
Mr. Ralston, a supporter since AFCM
was founded in 1993, was editor of books published in 1991,
Communism: Its Rise and Fall in the 20th Century, and in 1999, Why
Businessmen Need Philosophy.
"Every day physicians
and their patients continue to be confronted with constraints on
their ability to make free decisions about medicine," Ralston said.
"I think the time has come to take a stand against the heavy hand of
government in the medical profession."
give voice to the rights of the individual patient and of each
physician to make his or her own decisions regarding their health or
medical practice," he said.
Americans for Free
Choice in Medicine, (AFCM), founded in 1993, is America's only
grass-roots educational organization based on individual rights,
personal responsibility and free market ideas in medicine.
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