Liberty, justice, and health coverage for all

A comment to our blog this week expressed a mother’s frustration in finding health insurance for her sons with autism. The lack of health care coverage in America puts many at risk, but none more so than the 100 million Americans with autism and other disabilities.

For the first time ever, America’s leading patient groups — charitable organizations that represent people with a chronic disease or disability — are joining forces to support the improvement of health coverage.

The National Health Council (NHC) is leading this effort to educate presidential candidates and the media about the health coverage crisis. Easter Seals is joining the NHC in this effort, and so are nearly 50 other patient groups.

“We’re facing a grave crisis that demands immediate action,” said Easter Seals Chief Executive Officer Jim Williams, who also serves as Chair of the National Health Council. “Many are at risk, but none more so than the 100 million Americans we represent.”

Williams hopes this effort educates candidates, compelling them to act on this vital issue.

You can help.

Send a letter to the editor of your local newspaper explaining how this problem affects you and your family. And while you’re at it, send a copy to the presidential candidates, too.

Let’s get them talking — and doing something — about this.


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  1. mcewen Says:

    Well that’s certainly a very positive step in the right direction.
    BEst wishes

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