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Press Release

Finish Health Care Reform! Finish the Job! Take Action Today for Health Care Reform

This Moment Is Critical. Your Action Will Make a Difference.

February 3, 2010

Together HIV and health advocates must stand up for health care reform. Tell Congress and the President that it's time to fix the health care system. Send them a message to pass meaningful, comprehensive health care reform today!

For people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, the lack of access to high-quality, affordable health care leads to poor treatment outcomes and stymies prevention. The Health Care Reform legislation pending in Congress includes many of the priorities that the HIV/AIDS community has been working hard to pass for years. A failure to act now by passing this bill and using the reconciliation process to make improvements will leave lifesaving HIV care out of reach for hundreds of thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS for many years to come.

Two ways you can take action today:

  1. ENDORSE an organizational & individual sign on letter to be sent to Congress and the President urging them to do what it takes to get the job done on health reform. Eighty (80) organizations have signed the letter. Advocates hope to increase that number to well over one hundred (100) by today, Wednesday, February 3 -- but endorsements will continue to be collected on a rolling basis until Congress enacts health care reform. Individuals and organizations may sign on and review the letter by clicking here.
  2. CONTACT Contact Congress & the President: take action to send this message to your Congressional members and the President by clicking here.

For More Information

Click here to read an analysis of the Senate bill explaining why and how Congress should move forward in finalizing its work on health insurance reform, the benefits of the legislation for addressing HIV/AIDS, and the risks of not passing legislation.

Click here to download a copy of the sign on letter.

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This article was provided by HIV Prevention Justice Alliance. Visit HIV Prevention Justice Alliance's website to find out more about their activities and publications.
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