Navigation Links
Millennials Push For Seat at the Table on Healthcare Reform
Date:4/22/2009

Conservative and Liberal Youth Advocacy Groups Join Together to Ask President Obama for a Greater Voice in the Healthcare Reform Debate.

Nashville, TN (PRWEB) April 22, 2009 -- In recent days, both conservative and liberal youth advocacy groups, joined together to push for a greater voice in the healthcare reform debate. Understanding that President Obama has been keen on seeking input from a variety of stakeholders, youth groups representing over 150,000 millenials from across the nation endorsed a letter to President Obama asking him for a seat at the table. The organizations were led by SHOUTAmerica and included such groups as Mobilize.org, The Youth Entitlements Summit, America's Future Foundation, The Roosevelt Institution, and Concerned Youth of America. Although the groups do not all agree on the solutions to the healthcare crisis, they do agree that the millenials have much at stake and much to offer to the debate.

According to the letter, their involvement is essential as young adults represent the largest portion of the uninsured by age and also stand to shoulder the greatest burden of any long-term fiscal challenges emerging from the rising cost of health care. "President Obama has approached healthcare reform as a fundamental investment in the future of this country, arguably making America's youth the greatest stakeholders in reform," said Landon Gibbs, Executive Director of SHOUTAmerica. "Given our unprecedented showing in this year's election, young Americans want to ensure our influence doesn't end at the ballot box."

The youth see an opportunity to bring a fresh perspective to the healthcare debate. "Many of the stakeholders currently involved in healthcare reform have their own short term interests, and many would prefer to see incremental changes rather than the systemic overhaul we need," said Gibbs. Yoni Gruskin, the Executive Director of Concerned Youth of America added, "Young Americans are less ideologically driven than their predecessors and less concerned about the ghosts of healthcare reforms past." Thus, the groups see writing the letter as part of an ongoing effort to find common ground on an issue that has been so politically divisive for decades. "Our generation and the American people are ready for real, pragmatic solutions to our problems," said Gruskin.

For additional information contact Landon Gibbs or visit SHOUTAmerica's website.

Media Contact:
Landon Gibbs
(615) 963-3827
Contact SHOUTAmerica: A Community for Healthcare Reform

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/healthcare_reform/SHOUTAmerica/prweb2346884.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Millennials Medspa Influence
2. Millennials medspa influence
3. The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust Donates $136 Million to Charities
4. Sitting at the Virtual Poker Table: Results From First Ever Epidemiological Study of Actual Internet Poker Gaming Behavior, in Press
5. For Reducing Mortality, Current and Emerging Therapies Have No Advantage Over Carvedilol in the Treatment of Coronary Heart Disease (Stable Angina)
6. Health Alliance Announces First Fracture Protection Program for Actonel(R) (risedronate sodium) Tablets
7. JCI online early table of contents: April 13, 2009
8. Octi-Flo2™ - 8 Patient Portable Oxygen Delivery System
9. In Wake of ICRC Report, Health Professionals Must Be Held Accountable for Torture
10. Physicians Coalition for Injectable Safety Says There are No Substitutes for Cosmetic Injections, Offers Solutions
11. Aplenzin(TM), the Only Single Tablet Once-Daily Treatment for Depression at All Doses, Now Available in the United States
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, ... out at his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control ... use it. He would throw rocks at my other children and say he was going ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, CA is ... Road To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to and from their cancer treatments. ... the highest quality of life and ongoing independence. Getting to and from medical ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... is proud to recognize Dr. Barry M. Weintraub as a prominent plastic surgeon ... beautiful women in the world, and the most handsome men, look naturally attractive. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Venture Construction Group (VCG) ... held on June 20th at the Woodmont Country Club at 1201 Rockville Pike, ... organization dedicated to helping service members that have been wounded in battle and their ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... To succeed under value-based payments, healthcare ... unsure how to move forward, given the need to sustain current operations. PYA ... to an organization’s specific needs. , PYA Principal Martie Ross states, “Healthcare providers ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced that ... PCT (procalcitonin) assay as a dedicated testing solution for ... clearance, Roche is the first IVD company in the ... risk assessment and management. PCT is a ... in blood can aid clinicians in assessing the risk ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Bracket , a ... its next generation clinical outcomes platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) ... on June 26 – 30, 2016 in Philadelphia ... electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment product of its kind to fully ... Bracket eCOA 6.0 is a flexible platform for ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Revolutionary technology includes multi-speaker listening to conquer ... in advanced audiology and hearing aid technology, has today ... world,s first internet connected hearing aid that opens up ...      (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160622/382240 ) , ... , TwinLink™ - the first dual communication ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: