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Take Action for Single-Payer Health Care
Tell Congress loud and clear that lawmakers must order a comparison of the cost of a single-payer system with the cost of other health reform proposals. Having this piece of information is crucial to ensuring an honest, balanced and transparent debate on health care reform.
It's a Critical Week for Health Care Reform:
Two critical events are occurring this week in our campaign for a single-payer national health insurance program - the only solution that provides universal access to care while reducing costs. Public Citizen encourages you to participate and ensure that lawmakers hear our voices loud and clear on this issue.
Take Action: Demand the six worst-performing state medical boards do better
Public Citizen’s annual ranking of state medical boards shows that most states, including two of the largest, California and Florida, are not living up to their obligations to protect patients from doctors who are practicing substandard medicine, according to the report released today. Contact the six worst-performing boards today and demand they do a better job.
Tell your representatives: A health care solution exists
On April 15, the Leadership Conference for Guaranteed Health Care is launching a nationwide call-in day for single-payer national health care. We want lawmakers to hear our message loud and clear: Taxpayer dollars should go to people, not insurance companies. Support single-payer national health care now.
Exciting Health Care Actions This Week
Public Citizen and the Leadership Conference for Guaranteed Health Care are hosting some exciting activities starting March 10 to campaign for health care for every American. The Obama administration is taking on the giant task of reforming health care, so it's crucial that we maintain support and momentum for the only proposal that will provide truly universal coverage and reduce costs - single-payer. Read about what's on our agenda.
Urgent: Massachusetts Health Care Forum
A study released this week by Public Citizen and Physicians for a National Health Program shows that many in Massachusetts remain uninsured, and the cost of the reform has skyrocketed. Public Citizen is working with the Leadership Conference for Guaranteed Health Care to host a congressional forum on this issue next Wednesday, Feb. 25 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. We are inviting lawmakers to attend the forum, listen to witness testimony and ask questions of a panel of experts. Please call your representatives today and urge them to attend this forum!
Tell your representatives to support single-payer health care!
Rep. John Conyers has reintroduced HR 676, the United States National Health Care Act, which would eliminate private insurance companies and create a national health care system that would guarantee that all Americans have access to high-quality health care. Call your representatives today so lawmakers understand how crucial it is to fix the health care crisis!
Our American Health Care System Is Sick - Demand Change
The American health care system needs more than a few cosmetic touch-ups - it needs a new foundation. The single payer health care system, as proposed in the current House bill HR 676, is the best way to address our broken system. Tell Congress to pass this desperately needed legislation.
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