Healthcare for All

BE IT RESOLVED THAT WE, THE NINETY-NINE PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, in order to form a more perfect Union, by, for and of the People, shall elect 878 Delegates on the weekend of June 1st, 2012, and convene a NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY the week of July 4, 2012 in the City Of Philadelphia to prepare and ratify a PETITION FOR A REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES on behalf of the Ninety-Nine Percent of the People of the United States to be served upon the United States Congress, United States Supreme Court and President of the United States prior to November 6, 2012.

HELP DRAFT THIS HISTORIC DOCUMENT! The final version of the PETITION FOR A REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES, is to be written and ratified solely by the elected Delegates, and may or may not include the following grievance currently suggested by the 99% Declaration Working Group. We are asking you, America's 99%, to inform the representative Delegates and participate in the drafting of the final petition by signing on each grievance you support and if you wish, please add your comments below. Click here to see the full list of grievances.

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Healthcare for All and Protection of Social Security. Medicare for all or adoption of a universal single-payer healthcare system. The broken Medicaid program will be eliminated as redundant. Affordable healthcare for all shall be a human right. Healthcare fraud must be elimiated by adopting biometric identification methods so that service providers can only bill Medicare if the patient is present and identficiation is confirmed. New mandatory jail sentences for participants and service proividers who engage in fraud and large fines for upcoding to go into a fund to reward whistleblowers. The Social Security trust fund shall be secured against government borrowing to fund unrelated spending. The earnings loophole shall be abolished by removing the $110,000 cap and lowering the tax rate which will keep Social Security solvent for future generations.  

Article 25 of the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) reads:

Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control. 

Article 12 of the U.N. International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (1966) reads:

1. The States Parties to the present Covenant recognize the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health. 2. The steps to be taken by the States Parties to the present Covenant to achieve the full realization of this right shall include those necessary for: (a) The provision for the reduction of the stillbirth-rate and of infant mortality and for the healthy development of the child; (b) The improvement of all aspects of environmental and industrial hygiene; (c) The prevention, treatment and control of epidemic, endemic, occupational and other diseases; (d) The creation of conditions which would assure to all medical service and medical attention in the event of sickness.

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Karen Darrah signed 2012-04-15 15:56:55 -0700
Angel Jimenez signed 2012-04-11 12:06:58 -0700
The importance of changing the medical paradigm to a more efficient one needs to be stated. We focus on paying the bills regardless of outcome or efficiency.
Marlin Knight signed 2012-04-10 11:59:37 -0700
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@MMFlint HELP DRAFT THIS HISTORIC DOCUMENT! Please sign and share the 99% Declaration Grievance 6: Healthcare for All
Megan Dirsa-Dubois signed 2012-04-07 11:31:12 -0700
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