Petition Tag - healthcare

1. Pledge to Protect the Promise of Medicaid

This is Medicaid calls on community members to Pledge to Protect the Promise of Medicaid.

Medicaid provides access to health coverage and care, including doctor visits, nursing home care, and community services like home delivered meals and personal care assistance in their homes to maintain their independence. Medicaid is a lifesaver for millions of our friends and neighbors.

2. If Congress doesn't repeal Obamacare, they must enroll in Obamacare

Obamacare has been a huge strain on the American people financially and it is failing miserably. It is more than astonishing that Congress has exempted themselves and their families and staff from this flawed healthcare. If they deem it is good enough for the American people, it should be by law mandatory for them to be covered under the same healthcare.

3. Remove Legislation causing Destitution outcomes for Refugees and Asylum Seekers.

Living in Limbo is a report and strategic document produced in March 2017 by NICRAS (Northern Ireland Community of Refugees and Asylum Seekers) in conjunction with Legal advisors Rachel Hanna and Stephen Browne who researched and wrote the report. NICRAS is a non political charity with day to day dealings with all Refugees and Asylum Seekers, who refer to it, to assist in much needed support and advice along with trying to secure and provide the basic needs of anyone facing hardship through no fault of their own and also those whose problems are heightened by the processes of forced destitution on the occurrence of first time negative applications to the Home Office. NICRAS has been instrumental in providing us with the facts and it is now up to respondents to this PETITION and other agencies to act.

The report finds very significant flaws in implementing protections already in existence around Human Rights and access to and provision of basic essentials to live and secure accommodation. The report confirms high levels of respondent homeless with measures in the new modifications in Section 95a removing key continuity of support on the foot of negative decisions which it further reports, cites lack of provision of benefits entitlement added to the removal of access to secure accommodation.

As well as underpinning the issues with facts and responses from detailed research the report highlights the devastating impact on health these policies - The Immigration Act 2016 - containing alterations to previous measures such as Section 4 (with minimal rates of welfare in a cashless card system) and revisions to Section 95 with 95a - removing stages of referral and distancing of support - have the effect of presenting conditions of homelessness and lack of basic welfare unfitting of any responsible society. The facts are stark and are evidentially shown to be harmful not helpful in times of desperate need.

Far from making valid our ingrained commitment to Human Rights which we have taken as our template of citizenship and seek to improve again, this set of processes and measures do not provide the proper care and due consideration we are obliged to demonstrate in their practical functional implementation. The generosity of Northern Ireland people in providing a lifeline and kindness to charities such as NICRAS and NACCOM alongside activists in the academic community and elsewhere; through many other charitable active operations, show only partially the measure of our willingness in our community to care for others less fortunate.

Many differences exist across circumstances presenting on the arrival of Asylum Seekers and Refugees to Northern Ireland and throughout the U.K. The circumstances individual and globally are documented over many platforms.
This report forms only part of the findings of the NICRAS researchers, given it is the aim to produce a clear local evidence base for change and alteration to the way we do things here - fundamentally in relation to people in this community - in respect of a Law and adherence to principals of already contexturalised Human Rights.

A broader campaign is needed and hopefully will be formulated regionally across the U.K. but here we are seeking a direct and positive response from the Northern Ireland Legislative Assembly on legal implementation of provisions for Refused Asylum Seekers and Refugees while under the care of this community in complete alignment with the Recommendations of the report Living in Limbo.
NICRAS is in the process of providing a copy of the strategic Document to every MLA to make the campaign a collective act of unity.

The report identifies, as you will see below - where the actual wording has been extracted from the report (added are some non legal explanations to make clear what is asked) - in the Recommendations the key steps needed.
As the main object of the PETITION are NILA MLA's they head the list in a minor alteration to the layout seen in the document.

By endorsing these Recommendations and joining as a signatory to this petition it will be demonstrated across every postcode and MLA constituency a full endorsement of the need to eradicate the destination visited on Asylum Seekers and Refugees while further advancing proper means of assimilation and understanding of the difficulties faced which can be altered through our willingness to act.

When we have reached a level amply demonstrating the endorsement of the Report Recommendations in every constuency and postcode across Northern Ireland it shall be provided to the NILA to consider and take forward.

In relation to Legal advice The Law Society have established common purpose on these matters and have a desire to advise the NILA on forming elements and means to activate the Recommendations across the agencies on Public Services whose purpose is to provide the solutions asked. These are suggested to be taken forward through setting up (what I have described as a Shell Committee - meaning it would be one outside and independent of the NIA but with the NIA as participants with the shell context of it 'being a shell' and they design it from within according to their needs.)

It has then the effectiveness of being a forum for transparency and clarity essentially which I'm sure is the wish of the petitioners. If any further clarifications are needed the petition shall carry this but not alter the context as it is obvious everyone need sign up according to the core requests we are jointly making of the Assembly and its operation.

4. Demand a Healthcare Solution Now!

The Orlando Medical News makes observations in the following bullets specific to the Affordable Care Act:
• Physician Reimbursement determined by MACRA rewards physician Reporting Capabilities vs. Medical Excellence. This is unacceptable… The focus of American Healthcare must be “Positive Outcome Based” not “reporting based”!
• Healthcare Insurance Premiums are increasing an average of over 25% across the country with some areas, Arizona, increasing by as much as 116% according to Obama administration estimates for 2017. Deductibles are increasing by an average of over 17%. Some American markets offer only 1 Healthcare Choice (No Choice!), others American markets offer no available Healthcare Carrier
Factor in the indisputable reality, that the Affordable Care Act is not fiscally sustainable and will dramatically increase the Federal Budget Deficit, positioning the United States of America subservient to China and other adversarial nations buying U.S. Debt.
The American people deserve better and have been underserved by both Houses of Congress for 12+ years (3 election cycles). Congressional legislation and behavior has been ineffective and in many cases self serving, corrupt and immoral. Please join the Orlando Medical News by voting every incumbent (Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Independent, etc) out of office, if legislation is not passed to deliver fiscally sustainable American Healthcare, that manages to positive Medical Outcomes by the close of the 2017 Legislative Calendar (December 15, 2017). Hold elected officials accountable.


We are asking all Americans to support this plan and guidelines for Government to make healthcare available to all American Citizens. No Illegals.

1. The new bill must include all members of Congress, their staff, and all branches of Government. No Exceptions.

2. The new bill must include all State, City, and Municipality employees.
No Exceptions. All inclusive to all Americans. No Exceptions.

3. All pre-existing conditions cannot be refused. Regardless of age or cause of the medical problem. No Exceptions.

4. Healthcare must be available across all State Lines and Borders within the 50 United States of America. Not for Puerto Rico, Guam, or any Unincorporated Territories of the United States.

5. Doctors, Hospitals, Medical Care will earn flat fees for all services rendered by a panel of independent council to determine fair and reasonable costs for these services. Patients will be allowed to travel to the destinations where costs are the least cost, without penalties or reciprocity.

5. Doctors will be monitored as to how many hours they work per week and how many patients the see in a 30 day period and paid accordingly. No more three day work weeks. They must work a mandatory 40 hour week minimum.

6. Doctors will not be allowed to contribute to Political Campaigns. Offer bribes or other compensation to any Political Campaign, or candidate or Medical Company Special Interest Group(s),.

7. More conditions to be added later as suggestions come in.

6. Save ObamaCare

Guys, look even if your not political: get involved! The new healthcare bill needs to be killed!

7. Vote NO HB157 and HB429 NO to Loopholes Minimizing Patient Care and Choice

Opposition of HB157 and HB429

The above bills will provide loopholes allowing physicians to own and profit from physical therapy services. Proponents of the bill are trying to create a loophole to overturn Missouri's 30+year standing as having the gold standard of anti-POPTS in state law.

Self- referral of physical therapy services creates an inappropriate incentive to refer services in- house , thus limiting patient choice. The General Accountability Office (GAO) found that physicians showed a sharp increase in referral rates for physical therapy services when they switch to a self-referral practice model, further increasing profits for the physician.

Physician owned physical therapy services adds risk to patient choice, and underutilization of therapy services. In some cases, there are bundled payments and if physicians ow own the physical therapy services , they are able to profit from limiting the number of visits a patient can have . Less visits to therapy mean the physician can keep more money.

Opposition to these bills means better quality care for the patient. Physical therapist's want to work with Physicians , NOT for physicians. Practicing physical therapists have the skills and expertise to manage patient's physical therapy so that they have good, cost effective care with outstanding results.

Please take the time to contact your local state senator and representative to encourage them to VOTE NO on HB 157 and HB429.

Find your REP here by entering your zip code:

8. Help us bring bulk billing MRI to Gippsland!

Baw Baw Radiology is a locally owned family business that opened in June 2016. We are a fully comprehensive clinic with a brand new, state of the art, 'wide bore' MRI.
We are trying to Convince the federal government to give us a medicare license to be able to bulk bill all eligible MRI scans.

We have a patient pool of 200,000 and cover a large rural area between Berwick and Traralgon. Currently patients are having to travel large distances, and sometimes waiting weeks to get access to a rebatable scanner.

We have all of the facilities here, and would like the community to help encourage the government to make our scanner 100% bulk billed for our locals.

9. Washington wants fair Health care

MultiCare sends patients who should income-qualify for financial assistance to collections.

According to the Affordable Care Act, non-profit hospitals like MultiCare are required to inform patients about financial assistance and must take all "reasonably available measures" to avoid sending someone who would qualify for financial assistance to collections.

10. Make Palomar Hospital a VA Hospital

Early 2015 the Board of Governors voted to close Palomar Hospital the down town campus.

This facility was being put to good use educating and serving as another logistical point of immediate access. In the Boards view it was to expensive to operate therefore hemoraging money.

It is due time to create another VA Health center to accommodate veterans who cannot travel all the way to Oceanside and La Jolla, and provide overall relief in wait times, while boosting the local economy and serving those who sacrificed so much for us to enjoy the freedoms we have.

11. Nominate Edhi for Nobel Peace Prize

We request Government of Pakistan to nominate Mr Abdul Sattar Edhi for Nobel Peace Prize.

Edhi is a world renowned philanthropist and a founder of Edhi Trust that provides the biggest ambulance service in the world. Edhi provides free medical services in disaster struck areas within and outside Pakistan regardless of religion, color and race.

His highest virtue apart from his free services in providing health care, education, boarding and funeral services to weak and needy is his defiance to radical groups that expect him to limit his unconditional assistance on ideological divide lines and support for women's empowerment.

Edhi's efforts have been acknowledged by the Government of Pakistan that has bestowed its highest civil award to him.

12. Healthcare Campaign: Injured workers deserve actual healthcare

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) has shifted the way it funds healthcare to the 200,000 people injured at work every year in Ontario.

Instead of properly funding healthcare to help injured workers get back to work and deal with physical and psychological injuries, the WSIB spends millions to hire assessors that predict recovery dates so they can end claims.

The result is devastating to injured workers and their families.

13. Protect Injured Workers' Healthcare; Vote No on PA House Bill 1846

There is currently legislation in the Pennsylvania Senate that marks a new government assault on the doctor-patient relationship.

Already passed by the state House and a Senate committee, House Bill 1846 only allows the first physician treating a workers’ compensation patient after his or her injury to dispense no more than a 7 to 20 day supply of medications, depending on the type of medication prescribed.

This legislation will effectively stop physician dispensing of all prescriptions to their worker’s compensation patients, which would be devastating to their recovery.

The paperwork and litigation typically involved in workers compensation cases can cause pharmacies to delay filling a script to the detriment of a patient’s health. Physicians, however, are able to dispense these medications immediately so patients can start their treatment right away and therefore recover faster.

Filling and re-filling prescriptions through pharmacies is another issue -- a recent study by the National Community Pharmacists Association showed that between 20 and 30 percent of people surveyed did not fill or refill a prescription from a pharmacy on time. This is simply not an issue when physicians can dispense crucial medication.

We cannot allow the state government to determine patients’ medical needs. In addition, if this bill becomes law, what will the government try to regulate next?

14. Allow Women Healthcare After Being Attacked

In March of 2014, a law has become effective in Michigan that has banned insurance coverage for abortions in private health plans unless the client purchases a separate rider.

According to the Guttmacher Institute, eight states have passed laws similar to this but only two have made these separate riders available. This also increases the cost of an abortion, which now ranges anywhere between $300-$10,000.

These laws send a message to any victim that it is essentially their fault - that they should have anticipated their attack and its aftermath.

15. Stop the Mandatory Prescription Healthcare Program

The working Poor of New Brunswick should NOT be forced to pay outrageous premiums ($68.00 per Adult per Month) which we cannot afford for a prescription drug program that is being forced upon us by the Government of New Brunswick.

The Government that is forcing this program upon us is threatening to fine us $2,500.00 for NOT complying to their orders that we pay premiums that we feel are not necessary.

16. Health insurance for the real needy people

There are too many people who are living off the system, who are capable of working, that get free heath care, while there are people who hold jobs that do not qualify, even those who have worked their entire life and have become disabled.

We want to petition that health insurance be provided for the people who worked or earned their right to get help from our country not just provided to those who live off the system without learning the responsibility of a hard days work. This comes from families that have been denied state health coverage because their gross income is above poverty level, but never really taken in to account that these families spend out most of their income to raise their families, whether they are biological, adopted, foster families, grandparents or other kin raising families.

The income bar is set too low for families who need care to meet unless they become unemployed and even then we do not get help in most cases. The insurance that is approved for these individuals is not accepted by over ninety percent of providers in Florida. The deductibles are too high to meet to be approved monthly.

17. People deserve to be treated for STDs

The City of Tyler Has very limited access to medical treatment of STD's. Clinics, Hospitals, and Public assistance organizations Deny treatment for STDs if you don't have money to pay up front.....

18. Enact: The Moorehead Family Humanity in Healthcare Act of Georgia

This bill is about the reduction of risks and building of trust; it has been written as a means to ensure that Medical Professionals receive crisis management and anger management training.

This bill will also mandate that medical professionals take a Hippocratic Oath once a year, as to combat the often callous nature of some people who work in medicine. This bill also mandates a few other things like: the use of treatment plans, and using respectful language with patients. Our daughter recently lost her life, and most of the medical staff surrounding her at her death were panicked, angry or callous. They had forgotten their medical training because they were not trained on how to handle themselves emotionally in a crisis.

I can't say if she would have lived if her medical staff would have been emotionally in control of themselves, but I can say her odds would have been better. The entire bill can be found online at:

19. Support a safe Telemetry Technician patient ratio

A regulation should be enacted to ensure a safe a patient telemetry technician ratio. With no guideline in place a technician may watch as many patients as the facility holds. As a Telemetry Technician of over ten years I can attest to my senses becoming overwhelmed at fifty plus patients.

When your senses become overstimulated a person may simply silence an alarm to eliminate the noise and disregard the patients ectopy.

A recommendation of a technician patient ratio of 1:48 would create quality care for future patients. No arrhythmia should be missed due to technician burnout.

20. Air "The Determinators" during prime time hours before November 6, 2012

This film provides incredibly important insight into the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the political philosophy from which it sprang, and its inevitable results.

21. Like my Vote: Allow voting on facebook for the presidential election

Facebook is the most used social network on the world wide web today with an average of approximately 1.01 Billion users per month. It's used to advertise, reconnect with family and friends as well as campaign for any political office.

Why not go one step further and allow the American people to cast the vote on Voting day via Facebook. You can pay bills, watch, television, go to school and so many other things via the Internet, why not make it easy for someone to cast their vote for their candidate via a secure app on Facebook.

There are so many Facebook users that would love to vote but for various reasons may not be able to physically get out to do it. Facebook would give them that chance. Facebook was flooded during the presidential debates. Imagine if every one of those users were able to cast their vote and really take part of their American Right. The turnout would be tremendous. The American voice would definitely be heard.

22. Women Take Texas

$138 million dollars taken from women's healthcare, teens cut off from contraception, 53 low income clinics across the state closed, and healthcare dollars funneled to crisis pregnancy centers that don't offer healthcare - this is your legacy.

Gov. Perry, you can't tell us that a state that is number one in business can't also be number one in women's healthcare. Restore the federal dollars for women's healthcare and reinstate Planned Parenthood in the Women's Health Program - today.

Don't let your legacy be one of shame.

23. Save Natural Healthcare

This petition aims to positively influence the approach the European Commission is taking in its efforts to regulate Complementary and Alternative Medicine across the 27 Member States of Europe.

Disproportionate, poorly thought-through legislation represents the single greatest threat to natural health care in the European Union.

Standards of education and training being proposed.
by the European Commission in its efforts to regulate Complementary and Alternative Medicine across the 27 Member States of Europe

The threshold entry route to the register will be through a Bachelor degree with Honours which is comparable to the majority of other medical professions.

Entry to the register may also be possible through possession of an appropriate Masters degree; this is consistent with other professions including physiotherapy, radiography and occupational therapy.
Overseas qualifications will need to be considered separately

We agree that some standards of training and practice should be applied, but to demand that a hairdresser, who is giving an Indian Head Massage must have Bachelor degree with Honours as a minimum qualification to do so is ludicrous.

EU Medicines Directive

“The loaded gun that can turn foods and supplements into illegal drugs”

Official reference: Directive 2001/83/EC, as amended, including Directive 2004/27/EC
30 April 2011, the EU’s Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive (THMPD) came into force

EU Nutrition & Health Claims Regulation
“The greatest infringement on freedom of speech on foods - ever?”
Official reference: Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, and amending acts

This is a legal framework for health claims that bans all general function claims on commercial foods. Covers claims in all media, including the written and spoken word, websites, pictorial representations and video
other than those approved by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

There has never been a more important time for you to let your elected representatives,
both in the European Parliament and your own local politicians, know just how you feel.

Together We Can Save Natural Healthcare

Sign the petition now so that the Irish Government, European Commission and the European governments, are able to Hear how you feel about your rights to natural healthcare.

24. Show me the formula in Algebra that saves a LIFE!

Hello my name is Barbi Watts, I’m a R.M.A. and have been a nurse for twenty-one years. I work in the field of cardiology. I have returned to college after twenty-one years to achieve my RN & P.A.

Upon going back to college the course structure had changed. I was forced to take another Government, ALGEBRA, and Creative writing, and passed all of them however…I have to ask the question, WHY DO I HAVE TO TAKE ALGEBRA TO BE A NURSE?

Yes, we will need to know formulas, I understand that. When will I ever find the y-intercept on a patients chart? When will I need to know the slope point formula to document anything in a chart? Having to take a government class….. Because I’m not going to school to be a Politician, I’m going to school to become a Physician Assistan, to save lives!

The ANSWER I got was these classes give you a well-rounded education. I want to make a big change nationwide and I need everybody’s help. I’m not a political person at all, I live, eat, and breathe nursing, it’s what I know it’s what I do. I have to give credit to Michelle Obama for making the changes in schools for healthier eating. That was awesome!

If a well-rounded education includes math, algebra, science, English, arts, music, home economics (cooking, sewing), driving education etc…..

What is wrong with making CPR and First Aid mandatory!! The class could be a two day class now, how much have we sacrificed of the students? In High School a junior/senior and a college student. Just think if everyone by the time they graduated was able to perform basic CPR and First Aid, now that’s rounding the education .How many automobile accidents happen to students in high school, would have been able to save their friends life, or at least keep them stable. And the student that comes home to their parent having chest pain and they collapse? A chocking victim eating dinner out somewhere,? If we had a little bit of healthcare everywhere the world would be better off would it not? Think about the students on the football field and their buddy’s notice the symptoms of a stroke even if the coach do not, that’s the kind of stuff I’m trying to say here. How many accidents happen in the college dorms that lives could be saved? A high school graduating class in a large city of (A) 2000 students, multiply that by (B) thousands of cities, and compare that to the number of (C) =deaths that happen every day that could have been prevented, simply because there was no one who knew how to do simple 1st Aid or CPR till the EMS arrived, or just simply revived them.

If you calculate the numbers above A*B=C anyway you look at it would be a positive number if we made the change!!!
When my petition has enough signatures, it’s going to become a proposal and then a bill; I’m going to all the way to the floor of the White House. Knowing how to save lives should be mandatory.

25. Terminate Healthcare Benefits for Federally Elected/Appointed Officials

Regarding attempts to overturn the Healthcare Reform Bill.

26. Tell Speaker Boehner: Defund Obamacare Now!

A ‘Judas Moment’, that's what some are calling Justice John Roberts great betrayal of America’s trust when he cast his lot with the liberals to uphold Obamacare.

‘Ten pieces of silver’ or not, Robert’s ruling for Obamacare is a total disaster. It must be stopped!

Our elected leaders must reject Obamacare at every turn until the day voters plunge a wooden stake through the heart of this unconstitutional monstrosity.

We appreciate Speaker Boehner's willingness to vote again on the full repeal of ObamaCare. But there is more we can do in Congress. It's called Defund Obamacare, and it won't cost the taxpayers a penny!

In Federalist No. 58, James Madison wrote that the “power over the purse may, in fact, be regarded as the most complete and effectual weapon ... for obtaining a redress of every grievance…”

27. Canadian nurses decry dismantling of health, social and environmental protections -- Les infirmières canadiennes décrient le démantèlement des programmes de protection sociale et environnementale de la santé

The federal government has moved quickly to pass Bill C-38, the omnibus budget implementation bill entitled the Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act. Rather than ensure the sustainability of Canada’s social and environmental protections, this bill reduces funding and oversight. These reductions will only lead to larger and costlier problems for Canadians and their governments in the future. If passed, this legislation will, among other measures, reduce income security, shrink employment insurance, weaken investments in food safety and security, harm employment equity provisions, dismantle environmental regulation, and backtrack on climate-change policies.

Canadian nurses are sending a loud and clear message to the Conservative government: stop cutting Canada’s environmental, health and social systems.

As more than 800 registered nurses (RNs) gathered in Vancouver on June 18 for the Canadian Nurses Association’s (CNA) annual general meeting and biennial convention, they demanded action to halt the systemic dismantling of income security programs, environmental protection measures and investments in health. Assembled nurses urged Prime Minister Stephen Harper and members of parliament to stop these cuts, which are fundamentally irresponsible and damaging to the health and wellness of Canadians.

CNA declared that RNs will speak out against these cuts, and that the association will support its members to protect the integrity of essential programs and the health of our nation.

CNA calls upon Canadian nurses, other healthcare providers, and members of the public to endorse CNA’s Declaration by signing this petition and asking others to sign!

(For more information or for interview requests, please contact Kate Headley, External Communications Coordinator, Canadian Nurses Association, telephone: 613-237-2159, ext. 561, cell: 613-697-7507, e-mail:

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Le gouvernement fédéral a rapidement fait adopter le projet de loi C-38, le projet de loi omnibus sur la mise en œuvre du budget intitulé la Loi sur l’emploi, la croissance et la prospérité durable. Plutôt que d’assurer la durabilité des programmes de protection sociale et environnementale du Canada, ce projet de loi réduit le financement et la surveillance. Ces réductions budgétaires entraîneront seulement des problèmes plus importants et onéreux pour la population canadienne et ses gouvernements dans l’avenir. Si cette loi est adoptée, parmi d’autres mesures, elle réduira la sécurité du revenu, restreindra l’assurance-emploi, diminuera le financement dans la salubrité et la sécurité alimentaires, nuira aux dispositions sur l’équité en matière d’emploi, démantèlera le règlement sur l’environnement et reculera concernant les politiques sur les changements climatiques.

Les infirmières canadiennes envoient un message fort et clair au gouvernement conservateur : mettre fin aux réductions budgétaires à l’environnement et aux systèmes de santé et de services sociaux du Canada.

Alors que plus de 800 infirmières et infirmiers autorisés (IA) se rassemblent à Vancouver à l’occasion de l’assemblée générale et du congrès biennal de l’Association des infirmières et infirmiers du Canada (AIIC), on demande d’adopter une mesure qui permettra de mettre fin au démantèlement systématique des programmes de la sécurité du revenu, des mesures de protection environnementale et du financement de la santé. Les députés fédéraux et les sénateurs doivent cesser ces réductions budgétaires, qui sont profondément irresponsables et qui nuisent à la santé et au bien-être de la population canadienne.

L’AIIC a déclaré que les infirmières et infirmiers autorisés s’opposeront à ces réductions budgétaires dans les programmes et que l’association soutiendra ses membres afin de protéger l’intégrité des programmes essentiels et la santé de notre nation.

L’AIIC demande aux infirmières canadiennes, à d’autres fournisseurs de la santé et aux membres du public d’appuyer cette déclaration de l’AIIC en signant cette pétition et en sollicitant d’autres signatures!

(Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements ou prévoir une entrevue, communiquez avec Kate Headley, coordonnatrice des communications externes, Association des infirmières et infirmiers du Canada, tél. : 613-237-2159, poste 561, cell. : 613-697-7507, courriel :

28. The Valley has a Voice

Recently, the Texas Health and Human Service Commission has reinterpreted laws which now prohibit transporting children to appointments without the accompaniment of a legal guardian.

In addition, the new interpretations have ceased all free transportation services provided by providers. According to the US Census Bureau's American Community Service, Hidalgo and Cameron counties rank number 1 and number 2, respectively, as the poorest counites in all of Texas.

This, combined with the issue of a multitude of undocumented families, access to care under the new interpretations of the law are places major barriers on Valley families.

29. Replace ObamaCare with the American Healthcare Freedom Plan

ObamaCare caused health insurance to skyrocket from around $13,000 to now over $15,500 for family insurance with never-ending annual increases. Our take home pay is reduced by this amount and all of this money goes directly to Big Money Political Donor Insurance Companies.

Plus we pay out-of-pocket co-pays up to average deductible amounts of $1,000-$2,000. Sign the petition now to replace this broken system with our new "Citizen-Centered Platform of Solutions" that gives every citizen the "American Freedom Benefit Package."

If you help us and we win, just one of your many new benefits will be the American Healthcare Freedom Plan where we simply take up to $6,000 per individual and $12,000 per family away from the insurance companies and place it directly in your 100% Government Exempt Trust Fund that is never taxed and is fully inheritable. Then you can have a secure fund to cover all routine and preventative care expenses, and if you ever you reach your annual deductible your plan automatically converts to 100% insurance coverage.

All unused funds roll over to future years so you can build a huge TAX FREE Health Assurance Account (HAA) Trust Fund. One of the many magnificent benefits of this plan is that all accumulated funds above your annual deductible can be used for your personal needs.

Now instead of being forced to invest in risky and corrupt markets where average investors lose 30%-70% of our wealth every 8-13 years or save with banks that lend our own money to us a 4%-20% or more while giving us less than 1% on our savings we will now be able to invest in ourselves and our families. Now, we will be able to skip the banking middlemen and finance our own purchases from orthodontics and elective medical procedures to automobiles and home improvements to education costs to virtually all of our major life needs.

With your new benefit package you will be able to finance your own purchases from your pent up retirement and healthcare funds and repay yourself with interest. In the end you will own the things you need in life and when you repay your loans to yourself you will have tremendous wealth.

Our politicians voted to implement ObamaCare against the will of the people and before they even read the bill. Now we know that ObamaCare was 2,900 pages of political payoffs to Big Money donors that exacerbates all of the problems of our current system to make them worse. The AHFP solves all of the root problems in our current system to slash healthcare costs in every area. You will love our Total Citizen-Centered Platform that solves all of the major issues our country faces because we drastically decrease the costs of living while dramatically increasing the standard of living for every American Citizen. We also save taxpayers $2 Trillion annually with our total platform of solutions that ends deficit spending, pays off our national debt and brings solvency back to our local, state and federal budgets.

Sign our petition now so we can get to work for you, and then tell everyone you know to do the same. Go here for the complete details:

30. Abolish the death penalty in Florida

The death penalty has become time consuming, cost-inefficient and has had no clear effect on the deterrence of crime. In a time of economic recovery, the call to abolish a wasteful punishment is way past due.

It is time we stop allowing the government to put our budget in the death penalty and start putting it into education and health care.