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Mental Health Reforms!

Demand the House Pass Lifesaving Mental Health Reforms!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The House is voting TUESDAY on mental health reforms that will help identify and treat people before they do harm to themselves or others.

We’ve been working toward this for three years, but we’ll only get the votes we need if you speak out now. Please sign our petition: Tell the House to vote yes on the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act to prevent future tragedies from devastating other families.

http://action.sandyhookpromise.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=19166&track=a_fb_mentalhealthreformhouse2016_la&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=ocpm&utm_campaign=housemhvote

 

Flint Water Crisis

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The Flint water crisis is a drinking water contamination issue in Flint, Michigan, United States that started in April 2014. After Flint changed its water source from treated Detroit Water and Sewerage Department water (which was sourced from Lake Huron as well as the Detroit River) to the Flint River (to which officials had failed to apply corrosion inhibitors), its drinking water had a series of problems that culminated with lead contamination, creating a serious public health danger.

Two years after the Michigan state government botched a plan to switch the drinking water of the town of Flint and ended up poisoning residents with lead, the town is still dealing with the crisis with many residents still not using filters properly, a Rachel Maddow special investigation has found.

 

 

 

If the GOP manages to Repeal the ACA — then What?

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If the GOP manages to Repeal the ACA — then what? What would the GOP have us do — return to the broken insurance system of the past? One where consumer-protections were few, and health consumer anxieties were many, and spread among the populace far and wide.

Medical bills cause 62 percent of bankruptcies
By Joan McCarter, dailykos.com — Jan 05, 2012
So the GOP — if they get their way — would they return us to an economic reality where medical bankruptcies are the norm, not the rare exception. A world where the buyers of insurance must always beware — not the sellers of it.

U.S. Census Bureau data on the medically uninsured simply can’t be denied
The report, which says 46.3 million people lacked coverage as of the end of 2008, makes the case for reform stronger than ever by punching holes in arguments that minimize the plight of the uninsured.
by Michael Hiltzik, LATimes.com — Sep 17, 2009