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Aug 3, 2007

Encourage Candidates to Make Health Care Top Priority


We all know that to truly fix our nation's health care crisis we need national leadership.

For the last few months Americans for Health Care has called on ALL presidential candidates - both Democrat and Republican - to release their health care plans by August 1st.  As part of a national day of action commemorating the deadline, delegations of Health Care Voters across the country ended the countdown yesterday with visits to the presidential candidates’ state offices to deliver health care bills acknowledging whether or not they met the deadline. The deadline has passed, but let's continue to work to ensure health care is the top presidential priority! 

Join us by sending a letter to each of the candidates reminding them that now is the time to show voters a commitment to real, comprehensive health care reform by releasing a plan that ensures quality, affordable health care for everyone!

*To date there are five Democratic candidates who have produced comprehensive health care plans: Sen. Dodd, Sen. Edwards, Rep. Kucinich, Sen. Obama, and Gov. Richardson.  Sen. Clinton, Sen. Biden, Sen. Gravel and Mayor Giuliani have released partial plans. No other Republican candidates have released a plan.*



Send a letter to the following decision maker(s):
Democratic Presidential Candidates
Republican Presidential Candidates

Below is the sample letter:

Subject: Health Care is the Top Priority!

Dear [decision maker name automatically inserted here],

For months I have been working with fellow Health Care Voters to call on ALL presidential candidates to release comprehensive plans for health care reform by August 1st. Yesterday, we commemorated the passing of the deadline with a national day of action acknowledging whether or not your campaign met the deadline.

Now is the time for us to create an American solution that guarantees quality, affordable health care coverage for everyone. Health Care Voters, nearly 500,000 strong and counting, will only vote for and support presidential candidates who make reforming our health care system a top priority. A plan must include health care reform which ensures:

* Quality, affordable health care for all, with a choice of doctors and plans, without gaps in coverage or access;

* Preventative care as part of any basic benefit plan that promotes health and eliminates economic and racial disparities;

* Controlled costs by providing care that is cost-efficient and medically effective; and

* Financing that is fair with responsibility shared by employers, individuals, and government.

The longer we wait to fix the health care crisis, the worse it's going to get. That's why Health Care Voters like me will continue to urge you to make health care the top priority in your campaign for president.

Sincerely,





What's At Stake:

Nearly 45 million Americans are uninsured.

9 million children don't have health insurance.

Costs continue to skyrocket for working families all across the country.

The longer we wait to fix the health care crisis, the worse it's going to get.

We need national leadership on the issue to get real change enacted.


Campaign Expiration Date:
August 10, 2007


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