• Medicare Coverage for Hearing Aids
    Hearing loss is almost a given for seniors and can be greatly alleviated by using hearing aids. Aids, however, are prohibitive in cost and are not covered by Medicare. The social and psychological effects of hearing loss are profound and significantly affect a person's quality of life. We're asking Congress to include a partial payment of hearing-aid cost in its coverage.
    107 of 200 Signatures
    Created by Nancy Newman
  • Support the prevention of childhood lead poisoning
    Childhood lead poisoning remains a major public health problem in the U.S.; however, the U.S. Senate is proposing to eliminate funding to the CDC for public health programs to eliminate this terrible health problem. Currently, CDC spends about $30 million to support state programs that design and operate programs that target the elimination of the problem. Childhood lead poisoning costs billions. Studies show that every lead poisoning prevention dollar saves money and allows productive lives.
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    Created by John Steward
  • "TENNESSEE: Protect Our HOSPITAL ER Patients"
    Hospital Emergency Room Patients should always be protected with doctors trained in Emergency Medicine 24/7. Only doctors who are certified in Emergency Medicine should be allowed to work in Hospital Emergency Rooms. My daughter suffered at the hands of a doctor who was not certified in Emergency Medicine. As a result of this, my daughter is in a persistent vegetative state, with little hope of ever recovering! By signing this petition you have a chance to help other daughters from suffering the same fate.
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    Created by ROGER ALLEN CAGLE
  • Stand Up For Injured Workers.
    Injured Workers are also being asked to sacrifice in this state! Ohio is talking about lowering Workmens Comp. rates for employers. That money is being taken form injured workers, who had the misfortune of getting hurt doing their job.
    13 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Robert J. Peaden
  • Quality Health Care is a human right.
    Controlling costs associated with the delivery of health care can save over $400 billion per year equaling more than $4 trillion in ten years. The financing of health care through the private for profit insurance model has not only failed to deliver care to all, it has escalated associated costs through artificially accelerating administrative costs at every level by raising premiums, imposing restrictive regulations and punitively reducing payments to providers and patients. Furthermore, the Debt Reduction Committee has an opportunity to expand the most administratively successful health care program in America today, namely, Medicare, to improve it to include areas of health not formerly covered and to reform some aspects to provide immediate cost-savings. The Debt Reduction Committee should: 1. Expand and improve Medicare for everyone within the next four (4) years 2. Ask Congress to pass a bill declaring with every other developed nation that health care is a basic human right.
    574 of 600 Signatures
    Created by Nathan Jackson
  • Support uranium workers and Cold War Patriots
    We, the undersigned, would like to see the hearing process started on Senate Bill#791and House Bill #1490. The United States Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) program needs to be amended. This RECA amendment bill could help many of our countrymen who feel the federal government and nuclear industry abandoned them after they gave health and lives to support U.S. efforts during the nuclear arms race, the Atoms for Peace program and the uranium mining industry. They are called Cold War Patriots, let's treat them like it.
    51 of 100 Signatures
    Created by John Boomer
  • Insurance Companies Should Become Mandatory Non-Profit Entities
    Insurance is becoming too expensive for most people these days, and more selective about who they will insure - and this trend will only get worse, even as our population needs it more than ever with unemployment being so high. We need a solution that is palatable to all political sides. If insurance companies are forced to become non-profit organizations, they will not be able to take monetary advantage of us any longer, and we will all be able to find affordable health insurance coverage.
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    Created by Nicole Wright
  • Health care should be accessible to everyone.
    The problems in health care are rooted not only in the real cost of the service itself, but in the doctor's culture of charging astronomical sums for simple regular visits and exaggerated, threatening misdiagnosing. Health care expenses are out of control of the society, Congress and common sense. In order to halt the rising cost of health care, a principal reform of the sphere must be carried out. The essence of the approach should be the revision of the objectives of the health care itself and principles of its operation and pay. We need to bring the doctors pay to market principles. They operate as business enterprises, but charge as worse monopolists. Current $8000 spending in a year/per person, is unthinkable luxury for any state and society.
    26 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Ara Arutunyan
  • Sign The Petition to Legalize CFC Asthma, COPD and Cystic Fibrosis Inhalers
    The scientifically, medically and morally unjustifiable ban of CFC (chlorofluorocarbon) Asthma, COPD and Cystic Fibrosis inhalers by the FDA, pursuant to the Montreal Protocol and the U.S. Clean Air Act https://www.savecfcinhalers.org/
    19 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Liane Chan
  • No Cuts to Medicare!
    GOP-proposed assualt on Medicare
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    Created by Friends of Michelle Lujan Grisham
  • Stop Blue Cross Blue Shield's Last Minute Rate Increase!
    While posting record profits and handing out multi-million dollar bonuses to their Illinois-based executives, Blue Cross Blue Shield just proposed another double-digit increase on New Mexico insurance customers. BCBS is pushing this increase through just before new consumer protection regulations take effect forcing them to publicly justify their rate increase. Don't let that happen! Tell BCBS to stop raising New Mexico insurance rates to support record profits and pay big bonuses to out of state executives.
    1,424 of 2,000 Signatures
    Created by Know Your Care New Mexico
  • Provide our Military with the Chiropractic Benefits that they deserve.
    TRICARE, the health care program serving active duty service members, National Guard and Reserve members, retirees, families and survivors worldwide, does not provide chiropractic benefits. Therefore, our military and their families are forced to pay for their chiropractic care as they understand the benefit that chiropractic provides for them. Please help us support those who protect us by providing them the healthcare that they deserve by supporting HR409 Chiropractic Health Parity for Military Beneficiaries Act. http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h112-409 F
    374 of 400 Signatures
    Created by Adam Keefe