General Board of Global Ministries
The United Methodist Church
In Support of HR 676
The National Healthcare Crisis: Americans are Dying for Health Care
Call or Write your Congressperson today!
Ask for support of H.R. 676
Sign the Petition to Congress to support H.R. 676
By going to http://www.cnhpnow.org/petition2.php.
70% of American small businesses have no health care
45% of individual bankruptcies are due to health care bills
75% of uninsured Americans have jobs but no health care
44 million Americans have NO health insurance
80 million have only partial health care benefits
40 million are only insured during part of each year
Thousands of businesses are cutting health benefits to employees
Women and children suffer particularly because of this crisis
H.R. 676, The United States National Health Insurance Act, a bill before Congress that will cover every American for every health care need, including affordable prescriptions, dental, optical, and all mental and physical health costs. H.R. 676 will cost taxpayers less than what we pay now. Health care will become a right and not just a privilege for those who can afford it.
The United States National Health Insurance Act (HR676) establishes a new American national health insurance program by creating a single payer health care system. The bill would create a publicly financed, privately delivered health care program that uses the already existing Medicare program by expanding and improving it to all U.S. residents, and all residents living in U.S. territories. The goal of the legislation is to ensure that all Americans, guaranteed by law, will have access to the highest quality and cost effective health care services regardless of one’s employment, income, or health care status.