Friday, October 2

Health Care Petition

I have been busy, busy, busy all week and will catch up later but felt this was too important not to post:

Dear Friend,

Did you know that when Lance Armstrong received his cancer diagnosis 13 years ago, he didn’t have health insurance? No one should have to battle cancer while worrying about health insurance coverage. That’s why I just signed the LIVESTRONG Action petition, to tell our leaders in Washington that any health reform bill must include two principles:

No American should be denied health insurance coverage because of pre-existing conditions.

No American should lose their insurance due to changes in health or employment.

Will you join me and sign the LIVESTRONG Action petition? The petition will be delivered to Capitol Hill this month as the debate reaches its climax. It only takes a few moments, and it’s a critical message to send to our representatives in Washington:

Healthcare legislation petition

Thirteen years ago, Lance received his diagnosis for advanced testicular cancer. He was in-between contacts and had no health insurance—and his insurer used his diagnosis as a reason to deny reinstatement. Lance was lucky because one of his sponsors stepped in on his behalf. But not every American is so fortunate.

Our goal is a world without cancer—and the first step is making sure all survivors can get the insurance they need to fight against cancer. It’s not right for insurers to deny coverage based on pre-existing conditions, or to drop people when they get sick and need insurance the most. Will you sign the petition to show your support?


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