Navigation Links
AARP Delivers Health Care Reform 'Message in a Bottle' in Chicago
Date:9/10/2009

Members Take to the Streets to Debunk Health Care Reform Myths -- Deliver Rx Bottles Filled with Constituent Health Care Stories to Congress

CHICAGO, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the heels of President Obama's health care reform speech, and with Congress back to work in Washington, AARP members converged on downtown Chicago today with a simple but strong message: Fix what's broken and preserve what's right.

With a giant inflatable prescription bottle as a backdrop, and armed with prescription bottles filled with constituents' health care stories, AARP volunteers took to the streets to get the public the facts, distributing information debunking the most common health care reform myths. The volunteers also encouraged people to fill out an Rx pad with their own health care "message in a bottle," to be delivered to members of Congress.

"Failure to pass health care reform legislation this year is not an option," said Frances O'Kennard an AARP member from Chicago. "We can't let the scare tactics, lies and partisan politics derail this issue -- they need to hear our "message in a bottle" and get it right."

Holding "Rx for health care reform" press conferences throughout the state, hosting community events and forums aimed at debunking the health care reform myths and helping the public to get the facts on the issue, AARP members are urging Congress to tackle the issue now.

Opponents of health reform are spreading myths such as: health reform will hurt Medicare; it will allow the government to make life-and-death decisions for you; and reform is socialized medicine. AARP has set up a website (www.healthactionnow.org) where the public can get the facts and other up-to-date information on the health care reform debate.


'/>"/>
SOURCE AARP Illinois
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Virtify Delivers SaaS Clinical Trial Disclosure Solution for Mid-Market Life Sciences Companies
2. AARP Delivers Health Care Reform Message in a Bottle to Cong. Hare
3. California Walnut Industry Delivers High-Quality Crop
4. AARP Delivers Strong Health Care Reform Message in a Bottle to Members of Congress
5. Connecticut Cigarette Tax Increase Delivers Victory for Kids and Taxpayers; $1 Increase Gives State Second Highest Cigarette Tax in the Nation
6. Tosoh Delivers New Immunoassay Analyzer and Educational Seminars at AACC Meeting
7. Energy-X Lip Balm Delivers Wake-Up Call to Consumers
8. Veracord Delivers FDA Expertise with SyberWorks Latest Learning Management Solution
9. District of Columbia Cigarette Tax Increase Delivers Victory for Kids and Taxpayers
10. Electronic Forms Management Suite from Access Delivers Admissions Efficiency at Laughlin Memorial Hospital
11. Narconon Graduate Delivers Drug Education in Florida
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ProVest Insurance Group, a family ... and Raleigh regions, is organizing an extended charity drive to benefit the family ... abnormality. , After struggling since birth with several health challenges, T.J. was later ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The International Association of Eating ... excellence for the field of eating disorders, announces the opening of early registration ... Orlando, Florida at the Omni Resort at ChampionsGate. , The annual ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Many families have ... many long-term care insurance companies have a waiver for care if the client has ... period, when the family pays for care, is often waived, so the benefits from ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... be giving viewers the lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of "Success ... focuses on current events and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent and ... apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million Americans ... frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about 75 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/25/2017)... Sept. 25, 2017  EpiVax, Inc., a leader ... and immune-engineering today announced the launch of EpiVax ... of personalized therapeutic cancer vaccines. EpiVax has provided ... access to enabling technologies to the new precision ... lead EpiVax Oncology as Chief Executive Officer. Gad ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... Ky. , Sept. 19, 2017   ZirMed Inc ... predictive analytics, today announced that it has been ranked #1 ... Black Book™ Rankings 2017 User Survey. ZirMed was ... solution for large hospitals and medical centers over 200 beds ... Black Book,s healthcare technology user survey history. ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... LAKES, N.J. , Sept. 12, 2017  Consumer reviews on ... Embrace Hearing as the number one company for hearing aids, ... ReSound™ and fifteen other brands. ... Embrace Hearing Named #1 by Consumers For Hearing Aids ... Embrace Hearing is an online store that provides ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: