• "Broaden Our Access to Superior Mental Health Professionals"
    Currently the State of Kansas limits the training and hiring of mental health case managers, attendant care workers, and crisis responders to the area mental health centers. These workers have little to no education or specific training about our special needs children and adults and are paid minimally; thus, turnover is extremely high and often creates regression in the mental health treatment process. Additionally, our family members do not have a strong, trusting bond with these revolving caregivers, who are therefore, limited in their ability to de-escalate a crisis situation, very often leading to police involvement and hospitalization screenings/stays. We need Medicaid to give private agencies equal opportunity to utilize their expertise with the SED, MR/DD, and SPMI population, and open the crisis, case management, and attendant care codes, especially now that budget cuts have greatly impacted what services are offered at mental health centers.
    355 of 400 Signatures
    Created by Laura Ellison
  • raise the wage
    There are a lot of minumum wage jobs in maryland with poor health benifits and no dental. raising the minumum wage would give a helping hand to those hard working residents of maryland.
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    Created by Everett Montgomery
  • No help for the. elderly
    Ok i am PISSED, i get a call from the company that gave my dad a oxygen machine and tells me that he can't have it anymore because he can't afford it. i call the medicare provider who says oh well theres nothing that we can do by the way the provider for medicaid is wellcare the worst. the company that says there coming to take a life support system is extrakare,I told them that no way in hell is anyone taking this machine. Now i know with all the smart people i went to school with they have a idea what can be done, because if they take this machine he will not survive. He has copd,asthma,and empazema.
    7 of 100 Signatures
    Created by ricky wilbanks
  • no kill Shelters
    Help for Animals
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    Created by Elly Gilmore
  • Require Animal Cruelty to be a felony in all states.
    Do you abhor animal abuse and cruelty. Do you know if your state has felony laws against cruelty to animals? Let's stand together to get all states to make it a felony offense and to ban pet ownership for any felon convicted of animal abuse no matter what state they live in.
    183 of 200 Signatures
    Created by Cheryl Ross
  • Bring Single Payer Health Care to New York State
    Living in New York is expensive and more employers are buying health insurance that has much more limited coverage. Even big unions are doing this--AND getting exceptions approved to not cover important things. If we had single-payer health care, we would not have to worry about these things. It would be like Medicare for All.
    99 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Ms. Billie M. Spaight
  • Support Bill 409
    A medical marijuana bill is headed for a vote in the Senate after a committee unanimously voted to support the measure. Our Governor, John Lynch can veto the bill, but that veto can be overruled with enough legislative support.
    6 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Karen Davenport
  • Tell Cuccinelli and McDonnell: Stop Playing Politics With Virginia's Health Care
    The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act this week. A decision to overturn the law or any of its provisions could result in the loss of benefits to seniors, women, children and families. Recently, Attorney General Cuccinelli stated that unless there are criminal penalties, he would be comfortable breaking the law by not implementing the health care law —regardless of what the Supreme Court decides. After the embarrassment over his global warming lawsuit against UVA professors, we would have thought that the Attorney General would lick his wounds and lay low for a while. But he is continuing his crusade against the health care law. Since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law on March 23, 2010, Attorney General Cuccinelli has consistently opposed the new law with several lower court challenges. Instead of fighting foreclosure fraud and holding big banks accountable, Attorney General Cuccinelli has wasted time and taxpayer dollars fighting a law which already provides free preventive care, protection against discrimination based on pre-existing conditions, help with prescription drug costs, and a ban on lifetime coverage limits to hundreds of thousands of Virginians. And make no mistake about it; he has the full support of Governor Bob McDonnell. In fact, the Governor has found his own way to block the health care law by calling on the General Assembly to halt implementation of the Health Benefits Exchange—a critical part of the Affordable Care Act. Attorney General Cuccinelli calls his blocking of the health care law a “power struggle” between himself and the federal government. We call it: playing politics with the health care of millions of Virginians. And we want it to stop.
    3,816 of 4,000 Signatures
    Created by Julie Blust
  • 40 MILLIONS OF AMERICANS WITHOUT HEALTH INSURANCE
    MANY AMERICANS DIE EVERY DAY BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE, THEY CAN'T AFFORD TO HAVE PREVENTIVE CARE, AND WHEN THEY ARE SICK NEED TO GO TO EMERGENCY CARE, SOMETIMES TOO LATE, AND IS MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE. NO OTHER DEVELOPED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD HAS ITS POPULATION WITHOUT HEALTH INSURANCE. THE REPUBLICANS AND HEALTH CARE CORPORATIONS ARE SPENDING MILLIONS TO REPEAL OBAMACARE, WHICH WILL PROVIDE AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE FOR THOSE 40 MILLIONS FELLOW AMERICANS.
    6 of 100 Signatures
    Created by CARMEN IGLESIAS
  • Bring Kidscare & Kidscare w/parents back!
    Please help to bring back this program & get our governor to do her job and provide an option for those who do not qualify for Ahccs in AZ.
    5 of 100 Signatures
    Created by laurie
  • Bring Kidscare & Kidscare w/parents back!
    Getting back this very important program
    1 of 100 Signatures
    Created by laurie
  • Keep Medicare
    The need for quality health care in Mississippi. In a state that has one of the poorest congretional districts in the country and low income residents throughout the state,our people cannot afford to buy quality health care.
    11 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Willie Reeves