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AMERICANS FOR HEALTHCARE
"Equal access to affordable quality healthcare for all Americans"
AMERICANS FOR HEALTHCARE (AFH) is a HEALTHCARE RIGHTS MOVEMENT by the
people and for the people to attain healthcare justice for all Americans. AFH is a nonpartisan
movement of WE THE PEOPLE who are citizens of the United States of America.
AFH clearly recognizes and appreciates the value in all of the solutions that are being
proposed to solve our common goal of achieving affordable quality healthcare for all
Americans. Our movement is nationwide. AFH seeks the active involvement of every
American citizen in our people's movement for healthcare rights.
AFH will accomplish our mission by:
• Uniting tens of millions of Americans, including healthcare professionals and
informed and caring citizens, around our people's movement for equal access to
affordable quality healthcare for all Americans.
• Gaining national media exposure from galvanizing national public sentiment stemming
from the moral outrage of the collective voices of tens of millions of Americans.
• Achieving our goals, AFH will massively, peacefully and lawfully assemble at the
National Mall, in Washington D.C. With the support of tens of millions of Americans,
AFH will be invited into Congressional legislative meetings in order to collaborate on
further comprehensive reform initiatives and build upon current healthcare reform
• Influencing Congress by withholding our votes from all politicians who do not support
the collective will of our grassroots people's movement for healthcare rights and
justice for all Americans.
"United we Stand; Divided we Fall. “
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All of these companies paid their CEO millions while they refuse health care to children.
INDIANAPOLIS — Several health insurers say they will stop selling new child-only individual insurance policies as they face a health care reform provision that will prevent them from excluding children with potentially costly pre-existing conditions.
An insurance industry representative said the decision affects a relatively small population and is being made to keep costs down for all policyholders. But a Georgetown University researcher said some middle-class children could be left vulnerable by the ensuing lack of coverage options.
Several provisions of the health care overhaul went into effect Thursday, six months after it was signed into law.
One of those could help parents who have struggled to find coverage for children with expensive medical conditions. Under the provision, insurers will not be able to exclude children from coverage because of a pre-existing health condition. This means they will no longer be able to deny coverage or agree to cover the child except for services related to certain conditions.
However WellPoint Inc., UnitedHealth Group Inc., Aetna Inc., Cigna Corp. and Humana Inc. — the five largest publicly traded health insurers based on enrollment — all have said recently they will stop selling child-only individual policies, although those children can still get coverage through a family plan in the individual market.
Individual insurance is coverage that is not offered through an employer and includes both single and family coverage.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39314403/ns/health-health_care/All of these companies paid their CEO millions while they refuse health care to... more
I have decided to take on the task of reading the health care bill. It is going to take me awhile however I thought that I would pass along notable items that I find as I go through it. Here are a few points of interest that I have come across so far:
-It will be mandatory for insurance companies to cover most types of preventative care, which could include smoking cessation, heart disease and diabetes prevention along with others.
-Insurance companies will have to submit specific information in regards to their yearly costs to the Secretary of State.
-Hospitals will have to establish and make public a list of all the standard charges for all of their services.
***The most important section that I have come across is the Immediate Action to Preserve and Expand Coverage. This states that within 90 days of enactment there will be a temporary fund set up to cover all people who are uninsured due to a PRE-EXISTING CONDITION. To me this would be reason enough to pass the bill however I am only 40 pages into it so I won't make any kind of final judgment at this point.***
Keep in mind that I am not a lawyer and this is a very long document (2074 pages) so I'm not exactly studying it. I am only passing along items of interest, if you want to analyze the document you should probably read it yourself.
I encourage everyone to make your voices heard in regards to this health care bill, regardless of your opinion this issue is too important to let others decide this for you.I have decided to take on the task of reading the health care bill. It is going to... more
The President has said that the health care insurance industry is 1/6 of our economy. Which 1/6 would that be? Because 1% of the population owns more wealth than 95%. So isn't that 1/6 of the economy in the 1% part of the population (his friends) on Wall Street and inside the beltway? The 95% can do just fine without the health insurance industry which makes money on their health care and medical debt.
So the argument that we can't have a universal health care system due to it being 1/6 of the economy is questionable. With universal health care we can eliminate medical debt, which is a big part of the problem, since it is the cause of most foreclosures. Yes the health insurance for-profit industry would be decimated. But it is a criminal industry that preys upon people and holds them hostage for their health insurance premiums, denying care when they need it, and effectively murdering 122 people every day who die for lack of care. As public health nurse Maureen Cruise says, they would be jailed in any other country.
The bank, credit, and finance industry should do just fine without the health insurance sector. After all, the health insurance industry has been making record profits, while everyone else, including the credit and bank sectors, languish as corporate welfare bailout recipients despite health insurance record profits.
The public option is just another bailout for the health insurance sector, which needs it the least of anyone.
Visit http://OutInTheStreetFilms.com/?page_id=3The President has said that the health care insurance industry is 1/6 of our economy.... more
This is a video commentary we did on the format of the town hall meetings Congressman Chet Edwards is going to finally relent and have. His determination not to meet his constituents at all was mind boggling, as is his policy of controlling the format of the meeting. What do you think?This is a video commentary we did on the format of the town hall meetings Congressman... more