START A PETITION 25,136,189 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x
Aug 3, 2009


With the word trillions being used when you hear about funding health care we often overlook some basic games people can play with numbers.

 

This year Medicare will spend a little over 400 billion dollars to cover the elderly, the very sick and those (so I heard) in congress.

 

That's including the Prescription health care scam- I mean plan, passed by George Bush which added over 100 billion dollars a year to the plan, mainly because the government was barred from negotiating a more competitive price for drugs covered under the plan!

 

Think about that.

 

It only takes 300-400 billion a year to cover the most sick, unemployed elderly and those with chronic conditions that cost the most.

 

So why are we being told that it will take a few trillion to cover the uninsured?

 

Because that's what the lobbyist and crooked pols want us to think.

 

I have researched the health care issue and was shocked by these numbers.

*Less than 1 million people have a heart attack each year.

*Less than 1 million people have a stroke each year.

*There are a little over 1 million new cases of cancer each year (not including skin cancer).

So what does a plan like The 5 Dollar Revolution do?

When the uninsured put 5$ a week into a national health care fund that will raise 5-10 billion dollars.

With that amount you can:

Compensate doctors, hospitals and specialist @ 5,000 facilities @$500,000 per yr/per center. That's:

60 Dr's offices per state

20 Specialist per state

20 Hospitals per state

They must see a set number of patients per day and cover basic services.

 Total Cost: 2,500,000,000

 

Note: 6-7 million people may not be able to contribute anything so we must have a plan that isn't dependent on 100% participation.

And The Five Dollar Revolution does not rely on everyone to fund its goals.

The plan also raises funding from employers who don't currently cover their employees. Most importantly, funding emergency care and serious conditions is addressed by an underutilized system that:

 

Raises money

Invest in retirement

Is as safe as a bank and safer than the stock market

Will reduce the deficit

Will improve our national savings rate

Will strengthen the value of the dollar

 

This plan also addresses mental health, prescription drugs and most important of all, preventive care.

 

It's affordable for employers and can make mandated coverage a possiblity.

 

We can make a difference in this debate by backing a plan that meets all the president's criteria and leads to coverage for everyone at a price they can afford.

 

Check out The  5 Dollar Revolution.com for more details. There are even simple ways to cut cost and at the same time give patients the quality of care they deserve.

Click here to sign the petition http://www.thepetitionsite.com/12/we-want-the-five-dollar-revolution-to-a-part-of-health-care-reform

Then call the president's comment line at 202-456-1111 and tell him you want The 5 Dollar Revolution to be a part of health care reform.

Visibility: Everyone
Posted: Monday August 3, 2009, 6:25 pm
Tags: care health 5 dollars [add/edit tags]

Group Discussions
Comments
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:

Author

Jamie Clemons
male, age 49, committed relationship, 3 children
Aurora, IL, USA
JAMIE'S SHARES
Sep
17
(0 comments  |  discussions )
\r\nTELEGRAPH) — Juice exudes health and vitality. It is officially one of your ‘five-a-day’ It’s what they sell in juice bars, those yogafied temples of wheatgrass.\r\nBut fruit juice is also, according to the American obesity ex...
Sep
15
(0 comments  |  discussions )
\nThere’s a new study out today that presents the first real effort to compare the environmental damage from mountaintop removal mining to the energy benefits from the coal that’s produced. Here’s what’s reported in th...
Jun
6
(0 comments  |  discussions )
Standing Stones and Special Places.


SHARES FROM JAMIE'S NETWORK
Feb
16
(0 comments  |  discussions )
My little Valentine, Lily, loves taking pictures. She said \\\"Mom, let\\\'s do a Valentines photo shoot, so I can send the pics as cards to our friends\\\" lol.  I can\\\'t believe she\\\'s 5 yrs old! Looking back at my 1st album of her: \\\"Lilyanna Jane, ...
Feb
15
(0 comments  |  discussions )
New Petition! Speak out against Time-Warner Merger with Comcast! Let your opinion be know before your bill goes up and your programming choices dwindle.\\r\\n\\r\\nUrge DOJ and FCC to Not Allow Merger of Time-Warner and Comcast\\r\\nhttp://www.t hepetitionsi...
Feb
13
(0 comments  |  discussions )
New Petition! Speak out against Time-Warner Merger with Comcast! Let your opinion be know before your bill goes up and your programming choices dwindle.\\r\\n\\r\\nUrge DOJ and FCC to Not Allow Merger of Time-Warner and Comcast\\r\\nhttp://www.t hepetitionsi...
Feb
12
by Just C.
(0 comments  |  discussions )
 \\r\\n\\r\\n\\r\\nW hy this is important\\r\\nAs a community comprised of members actively using the tools provided by this site to accomplish needed improvements to various aspects of all life (animal, human, environmental), we, the undersigned, are her...
Feb
9
(2 comments  |  discussions )
Something interesting happened to me last night. One of my followers on facebook wrote me not to share so many cruel pictures of animalcruelty, Childabuse, Womenabuse and so on. And I should not post so many petions! He did not have the nerv to say th...


MORE MEMBER BLOGS
Mar 31
Blog: How to Extend the Life of your TRIAD Boilers by Kayleigh L.
(0 comments  |  discussions ) — \\nHow to Extend the Life of your TRIAD Boilers \\r\\n \\r\\nCorlis Engine Review\\r\\nEvery user desires to prolong the life of a unit. TRIAD assists their clients in achieving this important objective by informing them of ways they can avoid problems... more
Feb 27
Blog: Dr Oz Weight Loss - The 100% Natural And Very Efficient Diet Pill by Debra S.
(0 comments  |  discussions ) — \\nYes, Dr. Oz called Garcinia Cambogia Extract (HCA) the Holy Grail of Weight Loss. He went on to say, “Anytime I see a scientist get this excited about something like Garcinia Cambogia Extract and when I looked through some of this research and... more
Blog: My Favorite Websites by krysta I.
(0 comments  |  discussions ) — \\nIFAW: www.ifaw.org\\r\\nOCEANA www.oceana.org\\r\\nPETA: www.peta.org\\r\\nEARTH 911: www.earth911.org\\r\\nANI MALs ASIA: www.animalsasia.org\\r\\n \\r\\n\\r\\n\\n more
Feb 21
Blog: testing one two three by Geoff M.
(0 comments  |  discussions ) — hello world more
Blog: Garcinia Cambogia Reviews From Actual People Garcinia Pure Extract Is A Huge Success February 20 by Dany M.
(0 comments  |  0 discussions ) — \\nGarcinia Cambogia Reviews From Actual People Garcinia Pure Extract Is A Huge Success February 20\\r\\nGarcinia Cambogia System The Dr. Oz Lose Weight Quick Process Without Having Side Effects\\r\\nHe went on to say, “At any time I see a researcher... more
 
Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of Care2.com or its affiliates.