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April 26, 2008

Resos Relating to Health and Human Services

Filed under: 2Healthcare,HI Politics — Bart @ 10:28 pm

This is the place for ideas for resolutions, suggested drafts and discussion on proposed resos for this committee.

Here is the resolution submitted by ADA/H in 2004. Still good.
Universal Healthcare Reso, ADA/H

Background document created by ADA/H
Basics of a Healthcare Security Act

Draft resolution based on PNHP doc, submitted by JE
Universal Healthcare Reso, JE


  1. The resolution topics we discussed were:

    1. Single-payer universal healthcare: nation-wide & state-wide
    2. HIV/AIDS support
    3. elderly support
    4. North Shore hospital
    5. wellness of homeless
    6. health facility support, rural
    7. job training in rural areas
    8. affordable housing for (health) workers in rural areas
    9. multi-state program for importing cheaper drugs
    10. mental health support
    11. pharmacies with adequate supplies in rural areas
    12. death with dignity
    13. medicare eligibility — lower age requirement
    14. homeless care [could be incorporated with mental health topic]
    15. affordable housing
    16. medicare/medicaid funding

    Comment by rachel — April 29, 2008 @ 11:28 am

  2. There was some general discussion about what some of us were referring to as “single-payer universal healthcare.” A good resource for this is at the Physicians for a National Health Program site. http://pnhp.org/

    Comment by rachel — April 30, 2008 @ 4:46 pm

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