Sunday, September 10, 2006

Healthcare Now Petition

Sign Our Petition

Sign Our Petition On Line!

Please read and sign this petition now. It is important. Thousands of petitions have already been signed by people all over the country in support of this effort. It is certainly a factor in helping people understand the issue, and may well be a reason for the new statistics reporting that 65% of the voters in this country support a government-guaranteed national healthcare system. You can help bring those numbers up and get Congress to do the right thing sooner than we thought possible.

You can also print out the petition for your own use!

Whereas: We spend over $2 trillion , for healthcare in the US, yet millions are still not covered or receiving the care they need.

Whereas: We spend 40% more than any other industrialized nation per capita each year, but despite our gigantic health care budget, we do not have the best healthcare. In fact, the United States ranks behind thirty-seven other countries in healthcare status, according to the World Health Organization, enough money to cover everybody with excellent comprehensive coverage.

Whereas: A bill has been proposed in Congress, HR-676, that outlines a national health care program that will provide guaranteed affordable health care and prescription drugs to everyone in the country

Whereas: Over 12,000 thousand doctors have signed on in favor of this plan, including two former U.S. Surgeons General

Whereas: Under this proposed plan, we can pay for a comprehensive national health care program with the same money we are now spending and cover every single person in the United States

And Whereas: The bill provides money for retraining those whose jobs as administrators in the insurance industry would be lost as a result of this shift;

Be it Resolved That: We call on our members of Congress to pass HR 676 so our people and our nation can have the excellent health care system we deserve. Health care is a human right, and we call on our members of Congress to recognize that right.

""Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."" by Dr. Seuss.

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