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Saturday, September 21, 2002
Membership and planning meetings will still be held at the First United Methodist Church of Berkley. Watch this space and/or sign up for our snail mail newsletter by writing to the address above for the schedule.
Get Prescription Drugs at Canadian PricesDecember 7, 2000
It is now possible for American (U. S.) doctors to facilitate for their patients the purchase of cheaper drugs from Canada. This can be done by way of the internet. The article explaining this has been posted on the web by the Common Dreams Newscenter. Click here to read it.
The web site has been set up by the United Health Alliance of Bennington, Vermont. The specific rules and legalities are explained on the web site.
Vermont is the state represented in Congress by Bernie Sanders, who was instrumental in setting up the "Bus to Canada" program in which seniors struggling with absurdly high American drug prices could take advantage of the fact that they live close to the Canadian border. This is the virtual bus that saves on fuel and does not care if you live a thousand miles from the border.
There is a possibility that the web site or the Canadian purchasing and shipping service that makes it work will be overloaded. The demand may well be greater than the United Health Alliance has anticipated.
Subsidized Health Insurance for ChildrenGovernor Engler may not be happy to hear about it, but the federal government has set up a web site (Insure Kids Now) to help low-income parents sign up for subsidized health insurance for their children. The insurance can be free or low-cost, depending on where the parent fits into their income tables. Engler is one of those governors, similar to George Bush as governor of Texas, who does not like to tell parents about this service, as it might unbalance his precious state budget. But if you qualify, it is your right to have this health insurance coverage for your children. If this program might benefit your family, please click here to take a look at what it offers.
What is MichUHCAN?
MichUHCAN is part of a nationwide grassroots organization which advocates a national health care system. That system, commonly called a "single payer" system, is utilized in every industrialized country except the United States.
The health care crisis in America is real and getting worse, not better. It is characterized by rapidly rising costs, domination by for-profit HMOs and upwards of 60 million uninsured and underinsured people. More and more frequently hospitals and other health care facilities are driven by bottom line dollar profits rather than offering the most appropriate patient care.
Added to this is the tendency on the part of politicians, national and local, to finance tax cuts for the well-to-do by reducing funding for Medicare and Medicaid.
Our web site will try to keep you informed on what is happening and what should be happening. We invite your participation. Write your Congressperson, come to a meeting, agitate for just health care in your union, your church, or your neighborhood - do something. We think that universal single-payer health insurance is more fair and more secure than the failing patchwork of competing schemes we have today.
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