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  • Quality of Life Alliance

Action Alert

Posted by Chris Liebenthal on April 9, 2009

From the email:

It’s time to up the ante.

Health care reform cannot wait, it must not wait, and it will not wait another year.”
—President Barack Obama

Take Action!

Shape health care reform to meet the needs of working families.Find an official Health Care for America Now event near you!

The economy no longer works for working families, and the way I see it, our broken health care system is a major part of the problem. That’s why I hope you’ll sign-up to participate in an official Health Care for America Now event this April.

Congress is at home on their April recess this month and we’re working with Health Care for America Now to organize events across the country. Together, we will show members of Congress we need real health care reform and we need it now.

Stand for working families everywhere and find an event for quality, affordable health care near you.

The fact is, working families pay a steep price for a health care system that is broken—and it’s dragging our entire economy down:

  • Roughly half of the families that file for bankruptcy do so at least in part because of health care debt.

  • More than 46 million Americans had no health insurance in 2007, a number that has shot up with the onset of the economic recession.

  • Over 40% of working-age Americans had problems paying medical bills in 2007.

When Congress returns in May, you can bet they’ll be hearing from the drug and insurance companies in Washington—that’s why it’s so important that they hear from YOU this April.

If you’re up for it (and I hope you are) please join the more than 15,000 people who are taking a stand for working families and attend a Health Care for America Now event this month

Thanks—I’ll be sure to keep you updated about this issue and other things you can do to help make America happen in the coming weeks.

In solidarity,

Tracey Conaty
AFSCME e-Action Network

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