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Petitioning Congress, state houses, President Obama

Make hospitals accountable for Hospital Acquired Infections

When terrorists stuck America on 9/11 our nation went into high-threat mode, for good reason. That's all the politicians could talk about. Yet EACH year, 33 times more people die from hospital-acquired infections in America than were killed on 9/11 and no one in our government does or says anything about that. 70% of the 1.7 million hospital acquired infections are preventable. Medicare and Medicade have stopped paying hospitals for these infections, why should consumers still have to pay? We want "John's Law" (named after John Muncie, who spent 12 agonizing days fighting for his life at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, Va.) enacted that says hosptials can't charge a patient for any of the costs associated with infections acquired in hospital. http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2012/feb/11/couple-trying-change-law-who-should-pay-hospital-a-ar-1682222/

Letter to
Congress, state houses, President Obama
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Congress, state houses, President Obama.

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Make hospitals accountable for Hospital Acquired Infections

When terrorists stuck America on 9/11 our nation went into high-threat mode, for good reason. That's all the politicians could talk about. Yet EACH year, 33 times more people die from hospital-acquired infections in America than were killed on 9/11 and no one in our government does or says anything about that. 70% of the 1.7 million hospital acquired infections are preventable. Medicare and Medicade have stopped paying hospitals for these infections, why should consumers still have to pay? We want "John's Law" (named after John Muncie, who spent 12 agonizing days fighting for his life at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, Va.) enacted that says hosptials can't charge a patient for any of the costs associated with infections acquired in hospital. http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2012/feb/11/couple-trying-change-law-who-should-pay-hospital-a-ar-1682222/
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Sincerely,