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Tom
- 1992 days ago - change.org
It would cost each American less than 15 cents a day to provide nine million uninsured children with vision, dental and mental health coverage. Lack of proper healthcare is a serious problem, but if we put our minds to it, there are solutions within reach



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Tom M. (819)
Sunday June 7, 2009, 3:56 pm
Protect Our Children - Every One Deserves Healthcare

Continue to support healthcare coverage for uninsured children

Dear President Obama,

Every 39 seconds, a child in the United Sates is born uninsured. Nine million children have no health insurance - that's one in nine. For one of the most sophisticated and developed countries in the world, these numbers are simply too high.

Due to the economic recession, more and more parents are sacrificing their children's health care in order to get by. But this is not something we can afford to sacrifice; the lack of health insurance stands as a serious detriment to our children's physical, educational and financial futures.

It would cost each American less than 15 cents a day to provide nine million uninsured children with vision, dental and mental health coverage. This is a serious problem, but if we put our minds to it, there are solutions within reach. Please continue to fight for the improvement of our health care system; our children are our future.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Sunday June 7, 2009, 3:58 pm

I just hope that Obama still feels the way he did when he said this:

"I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care program." (applause) "I see no reason why the United States of America, the wealthiest country in the history of the world, spending 14 percent of its Gross National Product on health care cannot provide basic health insurance to everybody. And that's what Jim is talking about when he says everybody in, nobody out. A single payer health care plan, a universal health care plan. And that's what I'd like to see. But as all of you know, we may not get there immediately. Because first we have to take back the White House, we have to take back the Senate, and we have to take back the House."

Obama speaking to the Illinois AFL-CIO, June 30, 2003.

Because now that all those conditions that he mentioned in the last sentence have been met it is time to get the "single payer universal health care" he spoke about so passionately in the first sentence.

YES WE CAN! YES WE CAN! YES WE CAN!


Here's a video clip of Obama supporting universal health care in 2003:

http://www.pnhp.org/change/

 

Dalia H. (1283)
Sunday June 7, 2009, 3:59 pm
Thank you for signing the petition "Protect Our Children - Every One Deserves Healthcare"
Noted and signed Dearest Tom. Thanks for sharing:)
Love and Light,
Black Dalia:)
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Sunday June 7, 2009, 4:04 pm
since 2005, Grassley’s various political action committees have collected nearly $1.3 million in donations from the industries related to the health insurance debate, according to OpenSecrets.org. Grassley’s top four donor groups were Health ($411,956); Insurance ($307,348); Pharmaceuticals ($233,850); and Hospitals ($197,137). Eighth on Grassley’s donor list were HMOs at $130,684.
 

Susan H. (199)
Sunday June 7, 2009, 4:41 pm
Action Taken! Thanks,Tom.
 

Joycey B. (750)
Sunday June 7, 2009, 6:10 pm
Signed.#48 and noted with thanks Simone.

Thank you for signing the petition "Protect Our Children - Every One Deserves Healthcare"
 

Leigh B. (211)
Sunday June 7, 2009, 6:14 pm
Thanks for Signing!, pledge taken also, thanks Tom
 

Silky W. (170)
Monday June 8, 2009, 12:06 am
Pledged, noted and signed too , Thanks Tom !!
 

Cheree M. (46)
Monday June 8, 2009, 3:21 am
Noted & signed. Thanks
 

Ben Oscarsito (339)
Monday June 8, 2009, 3:51 am
Thank you for signing the petition "Protect Our Children - Every One Deserves Healthcare"
58 signatures so far! (that should be at least 58000!)
A "Developed" country that doesn't give healthcare to every child, is not civilized.
That's what I think, but who gives a damn?
 

Rhonda Maness (583)
Monday June 8, 2009, 8:12 am
Thank you for signing the petition "Protect Our Children - Every One Deserves Healthcare"
Thanks Tom
 

Cynthia Davis (340)
Monday June 8, 2009, 8:26 am
signed
 

BernadetteP P. (72)
Monday June 8, 2009, 9:58 am
signed it tom
 

Mandi T. (430)
Monday June 8, 2009, 10:33 am
Tx Tom--They are our future~~!
 

mary f. (181)
Monday June 8, 2009, 11:22 am
thanks tom
 

Tierney G. (383)
Monday June 8, 2009, 2:40 pm
Petition Signed Thanks tom
 

Kari D. (192)
Monday June 8, 2009, 5:19 pm
noted& signer #94
 

Michael Owens (1647)
Tuesday June 9, 2009, 8:19 am
SINGED
Every 39 seconds, a child in the United Sates is born uninsured. Nine million children have no health insurance - that's one in nine. For one of the most sophisticated and developed countries in the world, these numbers are too simply high.

Due to the economic recession, more and more parents are sacrificing their children's health care in order to get by. But this is not something we can afford to sacrifice; the lack of health insurance stands as a serious detriment to our children's physical, educational and financial futures.

It would cost each American less than 15 cents a day to provide nine million uninsured children with vision, dental and mental health coverage. This is a serious problem, but if we put our minds to it, there are solutions within reach. Please continue to fight for the improvement of our health care system; our children are our future.

Sincerely,
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Saturday June 13, 2009, 8:36 am
It's on your kitchen table

In the past few days, our allies in Congress have made serious gains in health care reform. But one thing is still uncertain - whether we'll see a strong, immediate public health insurance option.

President Obama last week indicated that, in order to keep insurance companies "honest" and reduce costs, we must provide Americans with the option of a public health insurance plan.

Now it's time to convince Congress; and the strongest proof that our current health care system is broken is probably sitting on your kitchen table - your medical bills.

What are you spending on health care? Generate your own medical bill online, and send
it to Congress: http://medbill.seiu.org

Today, the Senate is working on a plan for health care reform. The public health insurance option needs to be a part of it because it does three things:

* Lowers costs for individuals and families by competing side-by-side with private insurance plans
* Sets high standards for quality and accessibility that other plans will strive to meet
* Gives Americans more choice in their coverage by offering an affordable alternative to over-priced plans

Congress needs to understand what we're paying for health care. Use our tool to generate a medical bill and send it to your Senators: http://medbill.seiu.org/

After 80 years, we finally have the solution to this health care crisis in our sights. Thanks for joining us in our summer-long sprint to the finish line.

Thanks,
Dr. L. Toni Lewis
SEIU Healthcare
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Thursday June 25, 2009, 8:07 am
Senate Report Finds Insurers Wrongfully Charged Consumers Billions
24 Jun 2009 Health insurers have forced consumers to pay billions
of dollars in medical bills that the insurers themselves should
have paid, according to a report released today by the staff of
the Senate Commerce Committee. The report was part of a multi-pronged
assault on the credibility of private insurers by Commerce Committee
Chairman John D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.). It came at a time when
Rockefeller, President Obama and others are seeking to offer a
public alternative to private health plans as part of broad health
reform legislation. Health insurers are doing everything they
can to block the public option.



Public Health Plan Could Save Money Faster: Policy Group
A nationwide health insurance exchange that includes a Medicare-like government option could save $1.8 trillion more than if only private plans are offered, a prominent private U.S. health policy group said on Wednesday.
 

Ben Oscarsito (339)
Thursday June 25, 2009, 9:05 am
128 signatures...what can You say...???
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Saturday August 1, 2009, 5:13 pm

Health Care Reform : Uninsured Camp Out for Free Health Care
An estimated 3,000 people traveled to Wise, Virginia, to receive free health, dental and eye care from volunteer doctors, nurses and support workers, who provided the care at their own expense.
 
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