The debate over universal health care is officially over in this country

The debate over universal health care is officially over in this country It was so exciting today to hear Obama matter of factly declare that the minimum expectation of his health care task force is that they will come up with a plan that covers all Americans. In other words, the debate over whether we will have universal health care is now officially over, thank God.And now, we can move on to the challenging and important discussion of how to get there, instead of continuing to waste time and resources arguing over who among us is worthy of being able Christian Louboutin Shoes to see a doctor.We will never be competitive in the global market until we can take the cost of health care out of the cost of producing goods. The auto industry is the best example of this and probably has led in part to it's Louboutin Sale current roubles. I have been hearing the right wingers saying that health care is a privilege not a right and I could not disagree more. What kind of society lets its people not have access to health care? How can anyone call themselves Christian and not have the compassion to believe that every person has the right to to see a doctor when they are sick. Is it a Christian view that only those that have a decent job that pays for health insurance are the ones entitled to it? I am delighted that we are finally on a track to take care of America and the people of this great country. Hundreds of thousands of you are killed needlessly every year by your healthcare delivery system in a rush to profit. And because of a rush to profit Hundreds of thousands more of you are needlessly dying from treatable illness that people in other developed and civilized countries don't DIE! from. Rich, middle class, and poor alike. Insured, Christian Louboutin Discount and uninsured. Men, women, children, and babies. Additionally, thousands more of you are driven into financial ruin, and bankruptcy just because you, or one of your loved ones got sick or injured. And all of this is happening at a time when America spends twice as much of it's GDP (Gross Domestic Productivity) on health care than any other country in the developed world. Individual Americans spend about ten times as much on health care as any other people in the developed world. This is a CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY. AND IT MUST END! But before we can truly fix this healthcare crisis and disgrace, everyone needs to clearly understand what the problem is. And everyone needs to clearly understand the real enormity of the problem. The problem is that HEALTHCARE AND MEDICAL DELIVERY IN AMERICA IS SEVERELY CORRUPTED AND COMPROMISED BY GREED! Christian Louboutin Sale AND THE PRIVATE FOR PROFIT MOTIVE. And it is corrupted, and compromised IN EVERY ASPECT, AND EVERY PLACE OF HEALTHCARE AND MEDICAL DELIVERY. Unfortunately for all Americans, compromised healthcare ALWAYS results in needless suffering, injury, disability, and or death. Which is exactly what is happening now in America in shocking numbers.Health care is NOT! a private for profit business. Healthcare is an essential public service. Like police, and fire. And healthcare is also a human right! PRIVATE FOR PROFIT HEALTHCARE IS AN OXYMORON, AND Christian Louboutin Sale AN IMMORAL AND UNETHICAL PERVERSION OF HEALTHCARE AND HUMAN RIGHTS. So how do we fix this healthcare disgrace? I believe the fix for Americas healthcare disaster is essentially the same thing that every other developed country in the World has essentially done. "NOT FOR PROFIT, TAX PAYER SUPPORTED, SINGLE PAYER, AUTOMATIC, FREE UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE FOR ALL. Essentially HR676 (enhanced, and expanded medicare for all). Just like every other CIVILIZED! country in the developed World has. There is no other way to truly fix and reform our current disastrous healthcare delivery system. All Universal health Christian Louboutin Discount care systems work best when everyone participates. But I know that Christian Louboutins the healthcare lobby, and some politicians will try and undermine "Not For Profit, Tax payer supported, Single payer, Automatic, Free Universal Healthcare for all" by falsely claiming that it will limit your Louboutin Men choice, and require you to participate. So, I propose that everyone be included in the national plan unless they choose to opt out. If you opt out and need medical care the national plan will insure your provider that they will be reimbursed under the rules for members in the national plan. But those who opted out, and their insurer will be responsible for the FULL! cost to the national plan for providing your Christian Louboutin Outlet care if you or your private insurer fails to reimburse the provider or the national plan in a timely manor to at least the standards of the national plan. Including reporting you to credit agencies, withholding of taxes, leans, and garnishment of wages for unpaid medical bills. Just like you have now under private for profit healthcare, and private for profit health insurance. Further, people who opted out will be required to provide proof of financial responsibility for future illness or be required to participate in the national plan. And everyone with children will be required to participate in the national plan. Or provide proof of insurance coverage on each child to the standards of the national plan. It will be against the law to report anyone in the national plan to a credit agency for unpaid medical bills. Frankly, only a dope would want to opt out of the national plan and opt Christian Louboutin Outlet to keep our current disastrous private for profit medical, and insurance plans. But they will be free to choose. The most important thing is that the vast majority of Americans that want the protection, benefits, and higher quality of a universal national plan have that choice. You see, one of the most important aspects of a universal healthcare Christian Louboutin Men system is easy access, and patient protection. This is accomplished by having a single payer without a conflict of interest in patient care. And by having a payer who has the power to enforce minimum standards of excellence in healthcare delivery for everyone in the plan. This is much of what Medicare does now for senors. "Aeger Primo" (The patient first). Unfortunately in our healthcare system the patient comes last. We are just a peace of meat to them. Cash cows to be slaughtered for profit. So this is IT! my fellow Americans, My fellow human beings, My fellow World Citizens. And my fellow Cyber Warriors. : ) The time has come. D day. H hour. HEALTHCARE REFORM THIS YEAR! Let no one stand in our way. Contact your representative and tell them you want "Not For Profit, Tax Payer Supported, Single Payer, Automatic, Free Universal healthcare for all. And tell them you want that choice now. Tell them you want President Obama's budget passed as is, without delay. President Obama's budget is brilliant. And exactly Louboutin Sale what is needed now. President Obama, and his allies will need all the support you can give them. The healthcare lobby will try to take Louboutin Men out his people if they can, like they did with Tom Daschle and Nancy Killefer. And they will try to neutralize President Obama's popularity, and political power. Or they will try to take him down someway. Don't stand for it. If they attack him. Go after them ten times harder and remove them from office. We had an election. And you the people chose President Obama's leadership, and change agenda. Let no one in government disrespect Christian Louboutins the will of the American people and remain in Christian Louboutin Men office. To President Obama, his Cabinet, the Congress of the United States, and the Supreme Court. I have noticed for some time a disturbing tendency for key members of your bodies to come down with illness, or medical problems at critical legislative times. This may just be coincidence. But I can tell you that there are a million subtle ways to medically injure someone just by doing nothing when something needs to be done. Or by doing things to someone when nothing needs to be done except to give them reassurance. I know for a fact that there are those that would have no qualms about hurting any of you to preserve our current disgraceful medical status quo. So, I recommend as a matter Christian Louboutin Shoes of national security that you enlist the help of a friendly power to regularly review, and oversee the medical care you receive from your local regular healthcare providers. Briton, France and many other countries have excellent medical providers. As well as Canada. Briton, and Canada may be less of a language barrier for Americans. Let's get this healthcare reform done now my fellow Americans. This year. Take no prisoners. I know all 3 of you are very smug in your magic thinking about the wonders of government, but I am equally sure you will all be complaining 10 years from now. I'm so weary of keeping a low wage job just because its insurance package is so much better than any other jobs in the area. I'm happy to pay my part for good insurance, but present circumstances are just so draining. Thanks for all that you post and share. I don't often take the time to comment, however, I always enjoy visiting and reading.

Legislative Campaigns
A critical portion of the ALG's policy work is their assistance to the marginalized groups in the formulation of legislative and executive policy agenda, both for the local and national governments.

The ALG believes that a supportive policy environment is crucial for the sustainability of its judicial reform agenda. The network's policy reform work is geared towards effecting societal changes that address the systemic inequalities that victimize the poor and the marginalized. Furthermore, advocacy work should exact accountability from policy makers.

In the Advocacy Conference for Alternative Law Group Members and Formulation of Executive and Legislative Agenda conducted by the ALG in 2004, six issues were identified and prioritized by the ALG:

1) The Indefeasibility of Emancipation Patents (EP) and the Certificate of Land Ownership Award (CLOA) Bill.
These are titles issued in favor of farmers who became beneficiaries under the agrarian reform programs of the Philippines. Yet in the face of its implementation, the program's weak points and loopholes are being undermined by landlords in an effort to defeat the very essence of the law. Case after case has been filed in courts which have the effect of nullifying the issuance of such titles, despite the lapse of considerable periods of time and landowners invoking provisions for their own benefit. Given the implications these entail to the implementation of the agrarian reform program, the following recommendations through appropriate policies and legislations are proposed: (1) EPs and CLOAs should be deemed and treated as titles brought under the operation of the Torrens System enjoy the same indefeasibility and security afforded to all titles under the said Torrens System as provided under Presidential Decree 1529. (2) DAR should reject applications for conversion and exemption of lands devoted to or suitable for agriculture where EPs and CLOAs have already been distributed. Farmers who qualified and awarded with registered lands under P.D. No. 27 and R.A. 6657 are hereby deemed purchasers in good faith and are entitled to the rights and protection of all such purchasers under existing laws

2) The Local Sectoral Representation (LSR) Bill.
The LSR is a system that ensures the participation of marginalized sectors in the local decision-making processes. It is the local equivalent of the party-list system where different sectors will be represented in legislative bodies such as the sangguniang bayan, sangguniang panlunsod, and sangguniang panlalawigan.

3) The Juvenile Justice Bill.
This bill establishes a comprehensive juvenile justice system which is child sensitive and adheres to the principle of restorative justice. Restorative justice not only pertains to their rehabilitation but likewise works toward restoring justice for victims and the community.

4) The National Land Use Bill.
It is unfortunate that the poor - peasants, fisherfolks, indigenous communities, and urban poor, whose lives are directly connected to the land - bear the brunt of the irrational use of land resources. This bill puts forth a holistic, just, participatory, rational, and comprehensive land use policy. This legislation will clearly set the priorities for land utilization that will ensure the sustainable use and development of our country's land resources.

5) Enhancing Labor Disputes Settlements Bill.
The thrust of the bill is to have a single entry point for all industrial and labor disputes, promoting simplicity and minimizing bureaucracy. These changes hope to address the prevailing confusion on jurisdiction in the present system. Delay is a sad part of labor justice. Opportunities for delay, and hence, corruption, should be minimized. Appeals, while necessary, should be limited to petitions for grave abuse before the Supreme Court. The matter of delay is addressed through a system of mediation designed to reduce the number of claims reaching arbitration.

6) The Reproductive Health Care Bill.
With a rational policy on reproductive health in place, local government units will be better guided in implementing the minimum standards of health care and basic health services shall be standardized and no longer subject to the whims and politics of changing administrations. The same draft best embodies a rights based approach and respects the decision making of women and men in reproductive health. While the reproductive health care act does not change the state policy on abortion, the same policy hopes to contribute to the decrease of abortions resorted to simply because of ignorance and powerlessness to prevent unwanted pregnancy.

see related links: ALG SC petition re Proclamation 1017, ALG SC petition EO 464, The Indefeasibility of EP and the CLOA Bill, Local Sectoral Representation Bill, Juvenile Justice Bill, National Land Use Bill, Enhancing Labor Disputes Settlements Bill, Reproductive Health Care Bill, The Indefeasibility of EP/CLOA FAQ, Juvenile Justice Bill FAQ, National Land Use Act FAQ, Enhancing Labor Disputes Settlements Bill FAQ, Reproductive Health Bill FAQ

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