Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Many of the causes of heart disease can be prevented or controlled by adopting a healthy lifestyle. It is also important to get regular health screenings for your blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Many people struggling with obesity are denied coverage for needed treatment such as medically managed weight loss programs or bariatric surgery. Learn how you can appeal an insurance denial for treatment or become an advocate for change.
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Child Health Care
The United States is one of the wealthiest nations in the world, yet nearly 9 million children (that is one out of every eight children) are uninsured and millions more are underinsured because of rising medical costs. The lack of health insurance reduces the likelihood that a child will receive preventive health care and medical treatment for illnesses, which can affect the development and health of the child not only during childhood but for a lifetime.Read more...
The Healthcare Crisis in America
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
Welcome to the Health PAC online website. Established in 2001, our aim is to promote health care reform in the United States and advocate universal health care for all Americans. We believe that universal health care is not only possible, but that the social and economic benefits it will provide makes it highly desirable.
The current health care system in the United States is in a state of crisis. Health care costs are spiraling out of control and millions of children and adults do not have access to proper medical care. Although Americans have the best trained doctors and best medical resources available, the health care system in the United States ranks poorly compared to other developed countries.
It is unconscionable that the United States is one of the wealthiest and most advanced countries in the world yet it is the only industrialized nation that does not provide universal health care as a right of citizenship. The desire for universal health care is not the promotion of socialized medicine, but the belief that every American should have access to affordable, high-quality medical care.
We hope the information we provide about universal health care will help you understand the issues involved and show you what you can do to help bring about health care reform.