Petition to AARC , NFRO
Petition to have Respiratory Therapists officially listed as first responders.
Respiratory Therapists are essential members of the medical care team. In an emergency situation, we are often some of the first clinicians to help patients. We manage the airway, intubate patients who cannot breathe on their own, insert arterial lines and sample blood work, perform CPR on adults, children, and infants as members of code blue teams. We are experts in mechanical ventilation, and often assist doctors in choosing appropriate means for keeping patients alive in the most critical situations. Please help get Respiratory therapy recognized.
Petition to Devin Nunes, Rudy Mendoza
Devin Nunes - Stop hiding!
Representative Devin Nunes has not held any type of open constituent forum in his District CA22 in over 7 years. Even those which he has held years ago had been limited to a specific topic such as repealing ACA. A 'water forum' held last year and was specifically targeted to a that one issue and was not a give and take or open forum. He states that his communication with constituents is achieved quite well through staff members and via local radio station KMJ 580 call-ins. Nunes has consistently said that individuals asking for a Town Hall are 'left wing activists looking for a YouTube moment'. Nunes' staff has stated that those asking for Town Halls are likely PAID. Most recently, Nunes has stated that it is 'too dangerous' to hold a Town Hall after the Scalise shooting saying the 'radical left' has become increasingly violent. Nunes attends multiple GOP fundraisers while on recess vs meeting with constituents. We are not PAID. We are not VIOLENT. We are not looking for PUBLICITY. This petition will be HAND DELIVERED to Nunes' DC Office as well as mailed. We simply want to speak with our rep and hear his answers face-to-face on topics such as his YES vote on ACA. The House ACA bill detrimentally affects tens of thousands in his District and the Senate version is no better. We also want to hear his rationale about his unwavering support of Donald Trump; creating road blocks to an open independent investigation of the Russian influence on our elections.
Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump
Remove health-care subsidies for Members of Congress and their families
Several years ago, my dad got the news that he had cancer. Sadly, he passed away. My dad had a job at the time, but his employer did not cover him, and without coverage, he avoided going to the doctor until it was too late. As Congress and President Trump try to pass a new healthcare law, I'm reminded of my father and whether he would have made it if he had early access to cost-effective health care. Affordable health care is in decline as premiums and health costs increase at exponential rates. Some politicians cannot relate to the cost burden experienced by families across the nation because they’ve historically received health benefits that most Americans have not. Like millions of people who are panicking about possible changes to their health insurance, I’m concerned the people elected to represent us won’t have to live with the consequences or expenses that the rest of us may have to face soon. I want lawmakers to commit to treating themselves just like those who will be impacted by ACA repeal or replacement. A lot of Members of Congress promote choice as an American value, which is all the more reason for them to have to continue to choose their own health coverage from the free marketplace. If private health care is good for the American citizen, it should also be good for the people that defend it. If Congress is willing to drastically cut healthcare subsidies for most people, are they willing to have the same rules apply to them and their families?
Petition to GOP Senate, U.S. Senate, Mike Enzi
A HEALTHCARE BILL DOESN'T START WITH TAX BREAKS FOR THE RICH.
The Senate's attempt at a Healthcare Bill for Americans should not start with tax breaks for the rich. Those tax breaks are exactly why choice and coverage will decline, while premiums and deductibles will increase. Tell the Senate that if they want to give the rich a tax break, submit a new net neutral Bill for those tax breaks they want to give to their rich donors. But that our health, Americans' health, should not be valued less important than those that are wealthy. A health care bill that has tax breaks for the rich should not be approved.
Petition to Senator Mitch McConnell and Senator Charles Schumer
Real people NEED The ACA-Obamacare. Don't play politics with people's health and lives.
My wife has pre existing conditions. Before the blessing that is Obamacare came along, because of those life altering pre existing conditions, we were only able to afford a health insurance policy that had a $10,000 deductible at a very high monthly premium. She couldn't afford to see doctors regularly and her health deteriorated. I remember counting the days to Obamacare and spending most of the night, and many frustrating days following, struggling to sign up, and once we did, the smile on my wife's face, the sigh of relief that she too can see a doctor, and there was hope. I remember tears of relief and hope. We celebrated the peace of mind this brought us with a hug, a smile and a good nights sleep. Today, there are tears again, fear instead of hope, anxiety instead of peace of mind, worries and sleepless nights (it is 3:42 am as I write this). I hear politicians exclaiming, speaking indignantly, waving their fists and wagging their tounges all preaching about what will happen when 25,000,000 get cut and have no insurance, the outcry there will be.....well, we are those 25,000,000, we are each a human being , not a number. You know us, we are your family member, your neighbor, your Uber driver, your friend, your classmate from years ago, your acquaintance of today.... STOP using our plights for political fodder and for so much fist waving and speechifying! STOP being resigned to the fact that there are not enough Democrats in the Senate to stop this lunacy and reach out to Republican Senators who are thinking individuals and STOP the insanity! Senators McConnel and Schumer, do the hard work that is your job and that you know how to do so well and make it known that this end of Obamacare tragedy and travesty will NOT happen. Don't let us suffer with anxiety and sleepless nights and worse ! For my wife, who is asleep as I write this while I am up worrying about her health and healthcare, for all of us , each one of us, real people - not numbers, DON'T wait to see and hear the outcry when 25,000,000 are left without insurance! Do the hard work of bringing sanity back now. Our health, and our healthcare is not, and should not be a partisan issue! DON'T LEAVE 25,000,000 PEOPLE WITHOUT HEALTH INSURANCE TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS. SAVE OBAMACARE/ The Affordable Care Act! PS: If you say there will be insurance available for those with pre existing conditions, you know that premiums for those with any pre existing condition will go back to being astronomically expensive and unaffordable and high risk pools are either unavailable, most don't meet criteria eligibility, and those that do see high costs and even higher deductibles.
Petition to Terry McAuliffe, Donald Trump, Mark Warner, Tim Kaine, Barbara Comstock, Mark R. Herr
Prevent Hospitals from Seeking Guardianship As Means 2 Override Patient Rights
Anastasia on Facebook I used to think all the talk about "murder boards" in hospitals was a fallacy. However based on recent family events sadly they are true. Currently there is not a law that prevents hospitals from seeking guardianship as a means to override a patients rights to dispute discharge or treatment decisions. While there are specific instances where taking guardianship of a patient is not only advisable but is absolutely necessary when life is threatened, such as in the case of minors who need a life saving treatment but the parents refuse to allow it due to personal values or religious beliefs; however even those instances should be few and far between. Instances like those that have happened to our family the last few weeks, where a parent, family member who holds a legally executed power of attorney and stands 'in loco parentis' for an incapacitated family member can have their powers summarily and arbitrarily suspended or terminated because they disagree with a hospitals decision not to treat a condition because a doctor perceives the patient has no quality of life because they suffer from a brain injury and feels the person "would not want to live that way" should never happen! Quality of life is something that cannot possibly be known or measured with the limited and superficial contact that occurs in a hospital setting and is something best left to the patient and those closest to them. To have strangers come in and forcibly tear you from your loved ones, to abduct your person, because that is exactly what this is - an abduction - is terrifying for a person with a brain injury and other such patients. It is terrifying for an incapacitated person who has relied heavily on and whose life, happiness and well-being has depended on a family member that it is so inextricably intertwined it is impossible to separate one existence from the other without creating great psychological and emotional harm and trauma. I can say this because I have had to watch my sister whimper and cry out in fear since guardianship of her was awarded to Inova Fairfax Hospital appointed guardians. I have had to watch the expression of fear on her face while being told lawyers would now be her guardians and that I no longer had control over where she lived, who would be caring for her, what medications she could or could not be given, or treatments she would or would receive. I did not and could not tell her these same two lawyers also had the authority to place her in clinical trials, and had the authority to dispose of her remains how they saw fit. When Inova Fairfax Hospital appointed guardians removed her from the hospital without notifying a single family member I had to watch the expression on sadness and bewilderment at seemingly having been abandoned when I walked in six hours later because it took our Virgnia State Delegate making calls to locate her because Inova had ordered their nursing staff to not give me any health information, just as they chosen to ignore my power of attorney before we went to court. I have had to watch her being over medicated and suffering while her guardians were missing in action because they signed papers to have her sent to a substandard nursing facility and then went out of town for several days. I have had to physically clamp off my sisters feeding tube to prevent her from being given three sedating medications directly after giving her morphine because a nurse said she could not give my sister her regular medications when she would normally get them because their “protocol” only allowed them to give her medication at 9:00am, 1:00pm, and 5:00pm. Which means she was receiving a massive dose of 600mg of Neurontin, 2mg of Klonopin, and 10mg of Ambien on top of morphine in an 8 hour period! Now maybe it’s just me, but you do not administer those medications, at those doses to a 5’2” 108lb female unless you are trying to put her into a coma or kill her. Stand with our family if you believe this is egregious and sign our petition to not only stop Inova Fairfax Hospital from killing or intentionally putting our sister in danger and to STEP ASIDE and let Anastasia's family care for her as they always have done; but to have legislation put in place to prevent this from every happening to anyone else's child or loved one every again!! Here is is a link to the meeting with Kelly Armstrong, PhD and the Inova Fairfax Casemanagement team. https://youtu.be/VxMFP-o-p6U
Petition to Alabama State House, Alabama State Senate, Governor Kay Ivey
Governor Ivey: Expand Alabama Medicaid Now
Expanding Medicaid in Alabama is essential to the health of our citizens and the economic viability of our state. Alabamians are paying billions in federal taxes for expanded health care access. That money should be used in Alabama to strengthen our health care infrastructure. Instead, the Alabama legislature and Governor Bentley are cutting Medicaid by $85 million. The cuts threaten health care delivery across the state, not just for the 500,000 children who currently depend on the program. Alabama already ranks at or near the bottom for infant mortality, cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke, just to name a few. Every poor health measure experienced by Alabamians would improve from greater access to insurance and care. Reclaiming the federal tax dollars we are all paying will cover up to 300,000 Alabamians, more than half of whom work full-time in low wage jobs. For the long term security of Alabama's health care system and our workforce, Medicaid expansion is the answer. For more information about the benefits, go to alabamasbest.org.
Petition to President of the United States, Donald Trump, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Charles Schumer, Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders
Support President Trump's $12 a Year Health Insurance Plan
In a recent New York Times interview, President Donald J. Trump stated that health insurance only costs $12 a year. While I am a left leaning Independent who did not support Mr. Trump during his campaign, I find it hard to argue with his logic of affordable healthcare. In a true showing of bipartisanship, I ask that the citizens and elected officials of the United States band together to help make the President's vision of $12 a year health insurance a reality, and give him his first signature win in the Oval Office.