Posts tagged Health Care

Tell Gov. Brown to Sign SB 1124!

Our healthcare shouldn’t cost us our home.

That’s why we’re asking you to email Governor Brown to demand that he sign SB 1124 into law now!

Without this bill, California will remain one of only 10 states that collects for all medical care for Medi-Cal recipients, including the total premiums paid to a health plan. That means that when someone insured by Medi-Cal passes away, their family members can be stuck with big bills.  Too often this means losing family homes to pay the bill.

SB 1124 (Hernandez) would require the state to only collect what is required under federal law, prohibit collecting from the estate of a surviving spouse of a Medi-Cal beneficiary, and require DHCS to provide information free of charge, of the total amount of Medi-Cal expenses that would be subject to asset seizure.

Will you tell Governor Brown to sign SB 1124 now?

Sign the petition: Healthcare Should Not Be a Loan! STOP California from Taking the Homes Of Deceased Medi-Cal Recipients

A Dexter cancer patient featured in a conservative group’s TV ad campaign denouncing her new health care coverage as “unaffordable” will save more than $1,000 this year.

Do me a favor.

everythingsbetterwithbisexuals:

Reblog this if a medical professional has ever treated you like shit or fucked up your diagnosis or was just generally wrong.

That was fun when that doctor’s office denied ever having prescribed an allergy medicine to me after it was taken off of the market 15 years ago.

This week, Tunisia passed a truly historic constitution widely heralded as a progressive and monumental document. Here’s just some of what these brave elected representatives agreed upon in the face of strong pressure from the more extreme factions of their parties:Guaranteed equality between men and womenA constitutional mandate for environmental protection, only the third country in the world to do soA declaration that health care is a human right, with preventative care and treatment for every citizenA democracy with civil laws that respects freedom of religion An established right to due process and protection from tortureIn one stroke, Tunisia’s become more democratic than many Western countries have been for years. This is a revolution of democracy and a great victory for human rights — and the more we recognize that, the more Tunisia can shine as an example for the Western and the Arab world!Congratulate the Legislators!MESSAGE FOR TUNISIAN LEGISLATORS: We , the citizens of the world, applaud your bravery in making a strong commitment to universal human values in your constitution. People deprived of democracy around the world look to you to set the example of human rights and democratic principle — hold true to the promises made in this revolutionary document!
 (via Three Cheers for Tunisia’s Revolutionary Constitution!)

This week, Tunisia passed a truly historic constitution widely heralded as a progressive and monumental document. 

Here’s just some of what these brave elected representatives agreed upon in the face of strong pressure from the more extreme factions of their parties:

  • Guaranteed equality between men and women
  • A constitutional mandate for environmental protection, only the third country in the world to do so
  • A declaration that health care is a human right, with preventative care and treatment for every citizen
  • A democracy with civil laws that respects freedom of religion
  • An established right to due process and protection from torture
In one stroke, Tunisia’s become more democratic than many Western countries have been for years.

This is a revolution of democracy and a great victory for human rights — and the more we recognize that, the more Tunisia can shine as an example for the Western and the Arab world!

Congratulate the Legislators!

MESSAGE FOR TUNISIAN LEGISLATORS: We , the citizens of the world, applaud your bravery in making a strong commitment to universal human values in your constitution. People deprived of democracy around the world look to you to set the example of human rights and democratic principle — hold true to the promises made in this revolutionary document!

rtamerica:

J&J gave doctors kickbacks for prescribing their drugs

You can get away with a lot if you pay the right people enough to look the other way.

So this is what Planned Parenthood saw the House Majority do today.

So this is what Planned Parenthood saw the House Majority do today.

Today’s misleading ad from the Koch brothers is just more evidence that even billions of dollars can’t buy integrity
Sen. Mark Begich spokeswoman Rachel Barinbaum from Latest Koch Brothers Trickery: Actress Fakes Testimonial in Anti-Obamacare Ad

Sign the petition to Congress: We won't go back!

Medicare’s failure to track doctors wastes billions on brand-name drugs

Just 913 internists, family medicine and general practice physicians cost taxpayers an extra $300 million in 2011 alone by disproportionately choosing name-brand drugs. These doctors each wrote at least 5,000 prescriptions that year, including refills, and ranked among the program’s most prolific prescribers.

Many of these physicians also have accepted thousands of dollars in promotional or consulting fees from drug companies, records show.