UPDATE! HEALTH CARE REFORM HAS PASSED!
We've done it. Health care reform has officially been signed into law and millions of Americans will now have greater access to affordbale health care. Work still remains, but this is an historic step forward toward ensuring affordable health care for all Americans.
WHAT IS "ERIC'S LAW"?
Named in honor of Eric De La Cruz, Eric's Law is health care reform legislation that (a) includes a strong public option to help keep the insurance industry in check and provides affordable coverage available to all and (b) provisions prohibiting discrimination based on preexisting conditions or rescissions of coverage after policyholders become sick.
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How Eric De La Cruz Is Saving Lives
Health care reform did not arrive in time to help Eric De La Cruz, who passed away on July 4, 2009 while awaiting a heart transplant delayed for years because of insurance denials. But today, thousands of supporters, led by his sister Veronica, are marching reform forward in his name.
Eric's courageous battle has inspired thousands - from social media junkies to rock bands like Nine Inch Nails to other sick patients - to get involved in the health care debate and help make sure Congress jumps through this rare opportunity to fix one of our nation's biggest problems: our broken health insurance system. Read More
SIGN OUR PETITION FOR STRONG REFORM
We've already delivered it to Congress once and they listened. But let's keep adding to it! We MUST make sure every member of Congress knows where we stand on STRENGTHENING health care reform with a public option.
Sign the petition to ask to strengthen health care reform with a public option. It will take a few seconds, costs absolutely nothing and may just help get the vote needed to pass a bill that will save thousands of lives.
READ REAL-LIFE HEALTHCARE STORIES (AND SHARE YOURS)
It seems that everyone has a health insurance horror story. Read others' stories of how the U.S. health care system has let them down and share your experiences. Along with our petition, we will deliver these stories to our elected officials in Congress as we demand a change that makes affordable health care for all a reality.Submit your story here!
CALL YOUR CONGRESS NOW
Nothing is more powerful in Washington than a call or letter from a voter.
To make continue fulfiling our vision of reform with a public option and no discrimination based on preexisting conditions, all you need to do is dial your Senator or Representative and tell them you want it that way. If enough people do that – and the polls tell us that's what the public wants – it won't be hard to convince Congress to consider passage of a public option in the future.
DE LA CRUZ IN AUDREY MAGAZINE
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