Calling all writers, especially those who wax poetic! If you have a way with words, here's your chance to put pen to paper and try your hand at writing an award-winning piece for us. Find all the details on our contest page.

Universal Healthcare in the USA - Online Petition

Weston, WV(Zone 6b)

Universal Healthcare in the USA

Created by Michael Stiles on May 27, 2005
Category: Law Reform
Region: United States of America
Target: Congress of the United States
Web site:

Single payer health insurance is standard in most of the developed world.

The United States, its companies and its workers cannot compete against nations where health care is standard infrastructure.

Whereas: The escalating costs of health insurance and health care are creating unprecedented strains on our economy;
Whereas: our businesses function in a global economy where healthcare is provided as infrastructure for the competition;
Whereas: there are presently 45 million uninsured Americans;
Whereas: healthcare costs are a leading cause of corporate and personal bankruptcies; and

Whereas: our spending on Medicare and Medicaid alone exceeds per capita spending for universal coverage in other developed countries;
Whereas: the federal, state and local governments of the United States already spend 45% of all healthcare dollars;
Whereas: healthcare costs continue to grow at a rate in excess of three times the Consumer Price Index, growth which cannot be sustained.

We, the undersigned, do hereby petition the Congress of the United States to establish a system of Universal Healthcare for all Americans.

Such a system would embody the following features:
(a) Care and coverage universally available for all;
(b) Freedom to choose service provider;
(c) Single-payer insurance similar to other developed nations.
We, the undersigned, do hereby petition the Congress of the United States to establish a system of Universal Healthcare for all Americans.

If interested in Signing the Petition please visit the website to do so:

I dont know if it would be better then what we have now, but i do believe it would be worth a shot to try help those of us who need the help....this brought on after i saw the Michael Moore movie "Sicko", good movie but now i want to move to London or France! Maybe we can discuss this here? Get others thoughts maybe that have the NHS and can tell us what they think and feel?

This message was edited Jul 5, 2007 5:05 AM

This thread has 12 replies. This forum is accessible only to subscribing members of Dave's Garden. There are many free features here, and about half of our forums are completely open to all members. Take a tour of our site and learn more about Dave's Garden, and explore the benefits of becoming a subscribing member.

Want to join? Register here. Already signed up? Click here to login!