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What would you think about a health care system that actually works for everybody, costs billions of dollars less, provides greater coverage, truly protects you from financial ruin due to medical bills, improves quality, increases innovation, and returns medical decisions to you and your doctor instead of some claims adjuster at an insurance company 1,000 miles away.
The most important piece of legislation in America today, with nearly 100 cosponsors in the house, H.R.676 is the only health care bill that will truly reform our tragically broken health care system.
202 225 5871 http://kucinich.us
31 cents of every health care dollar spent is wasted on administrative expenses & insurer profits in the US system. This is why the US spends double what other industialized nations spend on health care yet has worse outcomes. We need to save that money & spend it on better health care for you, me, & all Americans. Our system is sick & dying, & this is the cure.
Our health care system is broken. We have nearly 50 million citizens with no health coverage, & at least 18,000 of them die unnecessarily each year as a result. Millions more have inadequate insurance coverage.
Every other industrialized country in the world makes sure its population has access to basic healthcare. The United States is the only industrialized nation that does not guarantee access to health care as a human right.
28 industrialized nations have single payer universal health care systems like the type proposed in this bill - privately delivered health care, publicly financed & none spend as much per capita on health care as the United States. The United States ranks near the bottom among industrial countries in indicators from life expectancy (20th) to infant mortality (23rd).
Under H.R. 676, a family of four making the median income of $56,200 would pay about $2,700 in payroll tax for all health care costs. No deductibles, no co-pays, no worrying about catastrophic coverage.
The services covered include primary care, inpatient, outpatient & emergency hospital care, prescription drugs, durable medical equipment, hearing, dental & vision care, chiropractic treatment, mental health services,& long-term care.
Physicians for a National Health Program estimates the nation could save over $286 billion dollars a year in total health care costs. That's enough to cover all the uninsured & provide full prescription drug coverage for everyone in the United States.
To support H.R.676, contact your congressman. (202) 224-3121 www.house.gov