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National Health Care Call-in Day: Thousands urge Congress to vote yes before recess


Tennesseans tell their representatives health care reform cannot wait

healthcareforamericanowNashvilleHealth Care for America Now (HCAN), the nation’s largest health care campaign, mobilized its members on Tuesday July 28th to tell Congress to vote yes on H.R. 3200, America’s Affordable Health Choices Act, before the August recess. Constituents are reaching out to say health care reform cannot wait, and Congress should help President Obama pass health care reform that will make quality health care more affordable and give everyone the choice of a public health insurance option.

“This is an historic moment, and we hope our representatives will be on the right side of history,” said Georgia Weindling from Health Care for America Now. “When the House health care bill passes, we will be one step closer to achieving quality, affordable health care for everyone this year. Every day Congress postpones is another day families and businesses struggle. Members should stay put in D.C. until they vote ‘yes’ and get the job done.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Health Care advocates baffled over Congressman Tanner’s vote


Vote Health Care Reform Now!NashvilleHealth Care for America Now (HCAN) – the nation’s largest health care campaign – expressed disappointment with Congressman Tanner’s NO vote on health care reform, and hopes that Congressman Gordon will reconsider, especially given the bill’s support by the American Medical Association.

H.R. 3200 provides significant benefits to rural areas that have large numbers of self-employed and small businesses, a larger proportion of uninsured people, a shortage of primary care providers, and almost no competition within the insurance industry.

“Median household income in rural areas is only 77% that of non-rural households, and compared to their urban counterparts, rural residents are 70% more likely to be under-insured, so it seems especially strange that congressmen representing such rural districts would not support health care reform,” said Georgia Weindling of the Tennessee Chapter of Health Care for America Now.  “People in rural areas really need help, and they shouldn’t have to drive all the way to Nashville to get it.” «Read the rest of this article»

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