• Fire Tennessee GOP lawmaker Senator Stacey Campfield
    Tennessee State Senator Stacey Campfield is misinforming and misleading his constituents by making false claims about HIV. He claims that it's "virtually impossible" for "regular" people to be infected. His ignorance could confuse many people who see him as a community leader. Please help stop the spread of this bigotry and ignorance!
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    Created by Lea Hanshaw-Bishop
  • Include Acupuncture Under Federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Deadline 1/31/12
    Acupuncture is safe, low cost, and effective medicine. Increasing its availability would benefit healthcare in America by reducing costs and improving outcomes for a wide range of health conditions. This is especially true for America's most vulnerable citizens, the sick and elderly, who could benefit the most from acupuncture if cost was less of a barrier.
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    Created by Steve Stigler
  • TN Dept. of Health MASSAGE THERAPY
    House bill 2387, sponsored by Representative McCormick, would change the administrative department overseeing the massage regulatory program. On page 5 of the bill, Sections 11 and 12 would relocate Title 63-18, which is the Massage Licensure Act of 1995, from the Department of Health Related Boards (DHRB) to the Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI). The Department of Health Related Boards currently oversees all health professions while the Department of Commerce and Insurance oversees other professional licensing programs such as: electricians, plumbers, and real estate agents. Massage therapy is a health profession. The current administrative oversight of DHRB has worked since the state first began licensing massage therapists; there is no reason to change what is working. The massage licensure board is self-funded from licensure fees so the proposed move would not save tax dollars, streamline state government, or reduce duplication of efforts. In fact, a change in administrative oversight would require an application and process shift to conform to a new department. There has been no reason given as to why the sponsors of this bill feel an oversight change is even needed. TN Massage Therapists are opposed to these sections of HB 2387 and encourages members to contact the sponsor of the bill and their own state representatives and tell them you are opposed to Sections 11 and 12 of HB 2387. Contact them by email or phone or both. The sponsor of HB 2387 is Representative Gerald McCormick, he can be reached at 615-741-2548 or [email protected] The same bill on the Senate side of the General Assembly is SB 2249, sponsored by Senator Norris and Senator Bell. Senator Mark Norris, [email protected] or 615-741-1967 Senator Mike Bell, [email protected] or 615-741-1946 Find your state legislator by going to http://www.capitol.tn.gov/legislators/
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    Created by Nathan McCarter, LMT
  • Organ Donations
    My sister who fell down steps was declared brain dead.. She never wanted to be an organ donor but her son went ahead and donated her organs. I read up somewhat afterwards on brain dead and it said you do not have a gag reflex.. well my sister had a gag reflex as they placed the tube down her throat.I believe for people who wish to donate their organs is all well and good but if they do not have it in writing then organs should not be taken procument of orgaa
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    Created by Hope Lundquist
  • Insurance equality for Chiropractic Care!
    As a practicing Doctor of Chiropractic Healthcare, I know first hand that the vast majority of Americans (especially the military veterans returning home) need Chiropractic Care. It is also blatantly obvious that most of those same people would take advantage of those benefits, if; covered the same as seeing any other type of doctor.
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    Created by Perry P. Little, Jr., DC
  • Dental Health Care Coverage included in Health Care Insurance Plans
    Hundreds of millions of people's health are adversely affected by routine dental issues (cavities, broken teeth, etc.) that are inexpensive in of themselves to address whereas the health delivery system is making trillions of dollars treating health issues like diabetes, obesity, coronary artery disease, strokes to name a few that develop because of dental health neglect.
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    Created by Elizabeth St. John
  • Save Maine's Mandated Health Insurance Benefits
    EVERY mandate in Maine was written by legislators in the past because an insurance company refused to cover an essential service. LD 882 is a bill that will eliminate dozens of mandated health insurance benefits, and jobs too. We must stop this bill in the House & Senate next week. To do this, we need you! Please make your voice heard by signing this petition (and contacting your state rep & senator this weekend) to stop legislation that only benefits insurance companies. For a full list of the Maine Mandated Health Insurance Benefits, visit: http://www.maine.gov/pfr/insurance/consumer/mandated_benefits.htm
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    Created by NASW Maine Chapter
  • NBC Universal Media say NO to Randall Terry
    Randall Terry's group is poised to buy advertising time on NBC's airing of the Super Bowl on Feb. 5, 2012. These 30 second spots will depict images of aborted fetuses which are disturbing and not fit for airing during what is a family-oriented sports event. Mr. Stephen B. Burke, CEO, of NBC Universal has the opportunity to prevent these reprehensible images that portray a 3rd trimester aborted fetus from being viewed by children. Randall Terry's group has furthered the hate messages against women and the LGBT community. He and his group is attempting to have the millions of NBC viewers witness despicable and offensive images on February 5, 2012.
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    Created by Jay Poe
  • The Michigan Health Exchange
    The Michigan Health Exchange will affect our healthcare for generations. Senate Bill 693 is a "Clearinghouse - Non-Profit" health exchange design that would forbid the exchange from negotiating better health insurance rates for us and the exchange would be owned by a private company and benefit insurance companies. An "Active Purchaser - Quasi Governmental or State Run" health exchange design would be owned and controlled by us, and individuals and businesses could be combined into a large group. The exchange could then negotiate better rates for us, lowering the cost of healthcare. This type of health exchange would benefit the businesses and people of Michigan.
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    Created by David Wamsley
  • Show Your Support for the Affordable Care Act!
    Counter the Republican petition to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Health care should not be a privilege but a right. Sign the petition to keep the GOP from taking that right away.
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    Created by Larry Adams
  • Fair healthcare for transgenders
    Most transgenders in the US are denied prescribed healthcare because most insurance companies specifically state that they will not treat anything related to being transgender.
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    Created by Tracey Quirk
  • Save Costs on Prescription Drugs
    The United States and New Zealand are the only countries allowing prescription drug advertising on television. This is great for drug companies, advertising agencies, and television networks. The latter depends more and more on the revenues of those ads, but aren't you getting tired of hearing all those ads? If the ads were banned, the high cost of TV advertising would be saved by the pharmaceutical companies, which in turn, should bring drug costs down considerably. Let's put more money in our pockets, and join the rest of the world!
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    Created by Camilla Bowman