For Immediate Release: May 7, 2008
Media Contact: Ted Shlechter –
PRESCRIPTION FOR POSITIVE CHANGE:
A HEALTHCARE BILL OF
Mike Cassaro, the only practicing physician running for U.S. Senate,
proposes a Healthcare Bill of Rights, which focuses on improving the healthcare
of all Americans.
Mike Cassaro’s Healthcare Bill of Rights is as
follows: All American citizens regardless of pre-existing
conditions have the right to:
Affordable health insurance,
including mental health and dental benefits.
Effective and timely emergency
Reasonably priced, safe and
effective perception medicines.
Precise information regarding the
safety of our food and environment.
Readily available information
about the record and reputation of healthcare providers.
insurance that is portable(which people can take with them when they change
insurance tailored to the needs of each individual or
Accountability on the part of
insurance companies who deny care to any American
(For more information on this Bill of Rights, see Mike’s
healthcare video @
“Proposing this Healthcare Bill of Rights will be one of
my first actions as your U.S. Senator,” claims Mike Cassaro. However, this Bill
of Rights is just a start in my mission to help repair our deteriorating
Mike Cassaro also wants to seek remedies to America’s
doctor shortage. “Few politicians or policy makers ever talk about this
shortage, which will get worse in the next few years. Approximately 40% of today’s physicians
are within ten years of retirement,” observes Dr. Mike Cassaro.
America’s doctor shortage is a key factor in the
inadequate health care that many Kentuckians receive. Approximately 50% of
Kentuckians live in medically underserved areas, with sixty-nine (mainly rural)
Kentucky counties having inadequate primary care access. (Information comes from
a Kaiser Foundation Report and a 2003 Interim General Assembly HealthCare and
Welfare Committee Report).
“These problems with Kentucky’s healthcare system speak
volumes about Mitch McConnell’s poor leadership in Washington. Once again, Mitch
McConnell manifests a total lack of care for the people. I will put people first as your U.S.
Senator,” says Mike Cassaro.
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