Sunday, November 11, 2007

HR 676

Please support HR Bill 676 for Healthcare for ALL of our citizens like the rest of the civilized world. Congressman Conyers bill is bold and necessary for the basic human rights of the millions of taxpayers who do not have health insurance. And please see "SICKO" documentary now available to rent or buy on DVD.

"Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and the most inhumane." - - Dr. Martin Luther King

For the past decade, Congressman Conyers has worked tirelessly to draw attention to our nation’s broken health care system and introduced legislation that would give every person the right to health care. Congressman Conyers believes that the solution for many of America’s healthcare challenges is a drastic change of the current U.S. Health Care System. In the 1900 most health care was provided at the home. Doctors made house calls; hospitals were small, with little medical equipment. Today, we live in a society with state of the art medical equipment and more uninsured persons than any other first world nation.

Issues such as managed care, lack of health insurance and AIDS dominate the health news today and despite a booming economy and a tight labor market, these conditions, that one might suppose would have led to an increase in health insurance coverage, only matter to some. It is the Congressman’s hope that Congress will stop ignoring the high number of uninsured children and reauthorize the nation’s Children’s Health Insurance Program, provide access to care for all citizens and make this a right, rather than a privilege.

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