12/3/09

People Need To See Doctors Now

We can sit here and discuss healthcare reform as we wait for reform, but there are so many reasons why so many people need access to Doctors and hospitals to kick in NOW. From Mobilization For Healthcare For All, here is one of those reasons:

While heath care reform dominates the national debate, not everyone in this wealthy country will be helped. In Kansas City, KS, there is a 14 year-old boy named Eduardo Loredo who could die any day.

Eduardo is being denied a heart transplant because he does not have health insurance (or enough money) to pay for a heart transplant and follow up care. Eduardo was diagnosed with Cardiomyopathy, and was hospitalized at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO beginning in July 2009. Eduardo was sent home from Children's Mercy Hospital on October 14, 2009 and told that he had the potential to live a few years or a few days.



Missouri's Medicaid program is generally available only to citizens and certain legal immigrants who meet a five year waiting period. These restrictive rules prevent Eduardo from qualifying for health insurance that would cover both the transplant procedure and the long-term follow up care required to ensure a successful transplant. Without this coverage, the total cost of the transplant would cost his family $500,000. Children's Mercy Hospital told Eduardo that without an up-front payment of $100,000, he would not even be able to get on the waiting list for a heart transplant. While Children's Hospital in St. Louis, MO originally offered to perform the transplant surgery for no cost, this offer was later retracted. His family is simply being told that his life is not a priority.


Sign the petition to save Eduardo Loredo's life -
http://www.petitiononline.com/Eduardo/petition.html

Help the Mobilization keep fighting for the right to health care. Since this campaign started, we've been able to support brave activists across the country stand up to the biggest corporations in the world, and say, "We demand the right to health care." Now we are taking the message to Congress that Medicare for All is the only way to end the needless suffering and death in the wealthiest country in the world. We are planning actions on Human Rights Day, December 10th, across the country at Senators offices. Please join those efforts.


But we need your support to keep this campaign going, click here to donate now. Give what you can and we will make sure that every Member of Congress hears about Eduardo's needless suffering and demand the right to health care for all people in this country.

Martin Luther King, Jr declared: "Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane."

Thank you for your support.

For health and justice,

The Mobilization Team

Some of Mobilization for Healthcare for All's upcoming events:
  • December 8th
Arizona
Details: Coming Soon!
Contact:
Dan O’Neal, 480 650 0746, doneal48[at]cox.net
What: Health Care is a Human Right National Day of Action Rally
  • December 10th, HUMAN RIGHTS DAY
Iowa
Details: TBA
Contact:
Mona Shaw, 515-282-4781, monashaw[at]aol.com
What: Health Care is a Human Right National Day of Action Rally

Georgia
Details: TBA
Contact:
Denise Woodal, denisewoodallksu[at]yahoo.com
What: Health Care is a Human Right National Day of Action Rally

Michigan
Details: TBA
Contact:
Don Cooney, 269-387-3190, donald.cooney[at]wmich.edu
What: Health Care is a Human Right National Day of Action Rally

New York City
Details: Coming Soon!
Contact:
Laurie Wen, 917 446 1610, lauriewen@aol.com
What: Health Care is a Human Right National Day of Action Rally

Philadelphia

Details: Sen. Specter’s office at 600 Arch St. (6th and Arch St.) at 12 noon
Contact: Joan Martini, joanmmartini[at]aol.com
What: Health Care is a Human Right National Day of Action Rally

Virginia Beach
Details: Coming Soon!
Contact:
Trudy Serrano, 757-671-9345, trudyserrano@live.com
What: Health Care is a Human Right National Day of Action Rally

Washington, DC
When: 10:00am
Where: Sidewalk in front of Hart Senate Office Building – On Constitution Ave. (between First and Second Sts. NE)
Contact:
Andy Richards, (571)-438-3393, arichards365[at]hotmail.com
What: Health Care is a Human Right National Day of Action Rally

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