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

Free, Quality Healthcare for ALL: Build the Movement for Single Payer!


Health & Wellness  (tags: healthcare, health, universal, single, payer, insurance, medicare, americans, illness, disease, prevention, protection, medicine, treatment, safety, government, lies, dishonesty, corruption, baucus, obama, democrats, republicans, society, culture, rights )

Tom
- 1928 days ago - socialistalternative.org
Each year, 20,000 Americans die from lack of access to healthcare. Almost 50 million people in this country have no insurance. With unemployment skyrocketing and costs continuing to spiral upwards, things will only get worse for us. This is unacceptable.



Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

Comments

Blue Bunting (855)
Tuesday June 2, 2009, 2:33 pm
Keep the pressure on ... EVERBODY IN and NO ONE LEFT OUT

Write to the President, every day:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

Click Here For Contacting Congress State by State.

Look up your members of Congress and call them now:http://my.barackobama.com/callcongress
 

Kathy W. (299)
Tuesday June 2, 2009, 7:58 pm
I know someone who died because he didn't have insurance and couldn't afford health care. That is unacceptable as far as I'm concerned! Thanks Blue for links, and thanks Tom for posting.
 

Donn M. (56)
Wednesday June 3, 2009, 12:09 am
There is no such thing as free health care. Taxpayers will fund it. And if our govt. is in charge then it will be one horrible, bloated, inefficient, bureaucratic nightmare. If our nation is not completely bankrupt with all the nonsensical spending going on already, it will be once Congress gets their hands on this. Why should health care be free, anyway? Find a way to reduce costs, and then allow the govt. to provide for those who can prove need. Prvately run, if cheaper. And leave out all illegals. Unless it's life or death, they should come with money in hand.

You're right, Kathy. That kind of thing is unacceptable, but it won't be fixed with universal health care. Someone, somewhere will still be deciding just exactly what care you should have. And that won't be you.
 

sue M. (184)
Thursday June 4, 2009, 1:08 am
Message from DownsizeDC.org

Subject: You'll regret it for the rest of your shortened life

Be ready, Congress plans to rush through a complete overhaul of YOUR health care this summer.

You can bet this so-called reform bill will...

* Be long, complicated, and packed with special interest favors
* Have massive consequences, both intended and unintended
* Add hundreds of billions of dollars to our already cancerous national liabilities

You can also bet that...

* More of your health care decisions will be dictated by bureaucrats, in a desperate attempt to control costs
* Almost no member of Congress will read the bill, or really understand it
* Any problems the bill creates will last for decades, and perhaps forever

Even so, many Americans want Congress to act, and it's easy to see why. Millions of people...

* Fear losing their health insurance if they lose their jobs
* Don't have health insurance through their employers and find it too expensive to buy as an individual
* Face bankruptcy if they have an expensive illness
* Find it hard to see a doctor, and are dissatisfied with the experience when they do see one

Doctors too are dissatisfied, and they're quitting in droves. The resulting overflow of patients is flooding into hospital ERs, straining them to the breaking point. These problems make people feel desperate, and eager to believe political promises. But if they do...

They'll regret it for the rest of their shortened lives.

We can know this because the proposed reforms further destroy the free market, just like earlier government policies that created the current problem. Think about it...

Health insurance is tied to employment because the politicians created tax policies that make it that way.

Health insurance is too expensive in part because state politicians impose special-interest mandates that price many people out of the market.

Health care costs too much because most of it is paid for by Medicare and Medicaid, or through tax-incentivized insurance that covers the medical equivalent of oil changes.

People find it unsatisfying to see a doctor because the politicians have created a system where your doctor works for the government, or for the insurance companies, and NOT FOR YOU.

Primary care doctors are quitting because Medicare and Medicaid pay too much for specialists, and too little for primary care.

The free market isn't the problem, it's the solution. The problem is the politicians, and the solution to them is YOU.

We need to fight the politicians' anti-market schemes with everything we've got. Some of this will involve specific campaigns, but to give ourselves flexibility, we've also created a generic campaign that we'll use today.

Tell your Congressional employees to reduce rather than increase government involvement in health care.

Use your personal comments to tell them that government created the health care crisis by destroying the free market. Mention tax policies that tie health insurance to employment, state mandates that make health insurance too expensive, and price distortions caused by Medicare and Medicaid.


Perry Willis
Communications Director
DownsizeDC.org, Inc.

If any of you read the bills, you will now that congress does nt read them, they are too long, are filled with "additives" that are non relating and cause most problems for us the taxpayer.
Downsizedc.org has many great petitions like Read the Bills Act and One Item at a Time Bill to enforce congress to demand only that specific content related to the bill be included and not all the other confusing crapp. Meaning the bill is what it says it is for.
I strongly advise people to watch for this bill and read it in full before agreeing to it. The Insurance companies are in deep with government and we do get what we want that easily, they are not ready to give up all just yet and Obama is no match for them or the 300 billion dollar Big Phara or 350 dollar Big Psychiatry industry.
 

Ben Oscarsito (338)
Thursday June 4, 2009, 4:53 am
Healthcare in Sweden:
http://www.care2.com/news/member/140535861/878339
 

Chrissy N. (118)
Sunday June 7, 2009, 9:55 pm
Donni, here in Australia we have Universal healthcare and I am living proof that it works. Everyone pats the standard Medicare levy through their tax ... unless they are deemed not to be earning enough ... and those over a certain amount of earnings ($70,000 I think from memory) pay a % more. This ensures that EVERYONE, be they Prince or pauper, gets treated the same.
 
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)

Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story


Loading Noted By...Please Wait

 

 
Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of Care2.com or its affiliates.