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Monday, 1 May 2006

Call to Action!

U.S. C
rt Wood Johnson Foundation
Single-Payer1010 Wisconsin Avenue N.W. Suite 800 Washington, DC 20007 202.572.2928
Single-Payer National
Health Insurance Now !
The Problem
Nearly 46 million Americans, including more than 8 million children, are living without health insurance forced to gamble every day that they won’t get sick or injured. That’s a risk no one should have to take. Uninsured Americans live sicker and die younger than those with health insurance. Just one serious illness or injury can wipe out an uninsured family's bank account, and the problem is getting worse.
The Response
That’s why the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and some of the most influential organizations in the country are again organizing Cover the Uninsured Week. This year's effort will mobilise thousands of individuals and organisations from many sectors of society to plan activities to tell Congress that health-care coverage must be their top priority.
Cover the Uninsured Week 2006 will create a groundswell of activities in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, including press conferences, health and enrollment fairs, seminars for small businesses, campus activities, business leader summits, interfaith outreach, and more. These activities are designed to mobilise a diverse mix of business owners, union members, educators, students, patients, hospital staff, physicians, nurses, faith leaders and their congregants, and many others at thousands of events across the country.
The Result
Millions of people will be alerted to the pressing needs of those living without health insurance. These 46 million uninsured Americans need our --and your -- help.
It's time to put politics aside and take meaningful steps toward solutions.
You Can Help.
Go to www.CoverTheUninsured.org to:
1. Tell Congress
that health coverage must be their top priority. Let’s get America covered.
2. Spread the word
by sending a Cover the Uninsured Week e-mail to your friends and asking
them to help get America covered.
3. Get involved in Cover the Uninsured Week activities
and show your support. The Web
site lists dozens of ways you can help your community organize activities and events.