SiCKO FAMILY SEEKS 10,000 TO SIGN HEALTHCARE REFORM PETITION
August 19, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsProtestHealthcare.org, a small grassroots organization founded by the Glantz family, announced they are seeking over 10,000 people to sign their healthcare reform petition. They plan to submit numerous letters to members of Congress by the end of September 2007, in order to further ignite interest and encourage representatives to take a stand for the people by endorsing H.R. 676.
ProtestHealthcare.org was launched just one day after the founders were inspired and angered by the Michael Moore film, SiCKO. Receiving over 4,000 visitors to their Web site, with minimal exposure, the Glantz family is doing whatever they can to help make change happen. They have partnered with several nationally recognized health-related organizations, which include National Nurses Organizing Committee and The DFW Metro Committee; Physicians for National Health Program; California Nurses Associations; Jobs with Justice; Texas Alliance for Retired Americans; and Healthcare-NOW.
“We can’t believe the volume of e-mails and support we have received from all over the United States. When launching our site we thought we’d be lucky to get 25 petitions signed,” said John Glantz, co-founder of ProtestHealthcare.org. “We are just an ordinary family who wanted to do something. We would have never guessed there were thousands of families who want our healthcare system to change and want it changed now!”
ProtestHealthcare.org believes that every citizen should have an equal opportunity to healthcare, without the limitations of pre-existing conditions or financial gain by insurance and pharmaceutical companies. The organization’s goal is to end selective healthcare so that Americans will never be denied coverage based on previous medical conditions or on their financial status. They aim to increase awareness of this problem so that every American has access to proper healthcare.
ProtestHealthcare.org endorses H.R. 676, which gives citizens access to affordable quality healthcare – including doctor visits, hospital care, prescriptions, mental health services, nursing home care, rehab, home care, eye care, and dental care. Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30), Shelia Jackson-Lee (TX-18), and Al Green (TX-9) are the only three representatives in Texas who have endorsed H.R. 676.
The Glantz family has published a Web site, where visitors are encouraged to get involved by downloading a letter to send to their Congressmen, access resources about the healthcare industry, and sign a petition. For more information, please visit www.protesthealthcare.org
ProtestHealthCare.org is a small grassroots organization that was founded in July 2007 by four members of the Glantz family, who are longtime residents of Dallas, Texas. Inspired and angered by the Michael Moore film, SiCKO, they collectively agreed to help ignite a movement for change. They feel it is time to reorganize and reform our healthcare system so it benefits all American citizens.