What's in a Number?
- One-to-One is how news of our Campaign spreads -- person
to person, neighbor to neighbor, activist to activist. This is a Citizen's
Initiative; our Campaign runs by connecting to people and explaining
person to person what the Health Care Amendment is, how it helps and
why it's needed.
How Can I Help?
- Click here
to Volunteer with the Campaign.
- Hold a House Party.
To contact us for helpful ideas and materials, click
- Contact your Legislators
and tell them you support the Health Care Amendment. Not sure who your
senator and representative are? Click here
to find out.
- Write a Letter to the Editor.
See below for helpful hints and ideas on getting your letter published.
- Tell your friends
and get them involved. Spread your enthusiasm to others.
Writing a Letter to the Editor
- Try to keep it short. Letters to the editor are not
the same as general op-ed pieces. Instead, they are about general feelings
and sentiments in the community. 250 words or less
is a good goal.
- You may want to explain that the Amendment is a mandate
to our elected officials to fix the broken health care system.
- You might want to discuss why the Amendment is important
to you. Have you struggled with getting health care? Have your premiums
exploded beyond your ability to pay? Why is the Amendment important
- Your letter will be most effective, and more likely
to be published, in your local paper. Click here
for a list of all papers in Massachusetts.
- You might want to describe the current health care
situation. More than 600,000 people do not have health insurance in
Massachusetts. Nationally, half of all bankruptcies are caused by medical
costs -- and of those half, 70% had insurance at the time of bankruptcy.
- It may be a good idea to describe what the Amendment
is about. The amendment requires that everyone has
access to comprehensive, affordable and equitably financed health
- The Amendment leaves the details to the legislators
but specifies that all chronic, acute, preventative,
healthcare and mental health services are covered.
- The Amendment specifies that prescription drugs
and devices are covered.
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