Healthcare is a Right! Not a Responsibility!

If you or anyone you love has ever been diagnosed with a disease or been seriously injured while uninsured, you know the anxiety.

If you've ever needed to take time out of work to take care of a child when they became ill and worried what would happen to them if you lost your job and your health insurance, you know the fear of your child not being able to receive their medication or treatments.

If you are a cancer survivor or a victim of a violent crime, you have enough to worry about trying to stay alive and get healthy. You shouldn't have to worry about if the insurance company is going to jack up your rates or stop paying for your treatments, because you met some artificial lifetime maximum.

In a society as wealthy as the United States, there is no excuse for a government not providing health insurance to it's citizens. It is a fundamental RESPONSIBILITY OF OUR GOVERNMENT TO ENSURE OUR RIGHT TO HEALTHCARE.

Potential for access to healthcare through an employer or a marketplace is not enough.
What we need in this country is to expand Medicare to ALL CITIZENS as a RIGHT!

But in Rhode Island, we do not need to wait for the federal government to do it for us.

We can model Rhode Island's health after major countries around the world.

We can provide health care to all Rhode Islanders through a simple Payroll and Capital Gains tax.

No more co-pays. No more gaps in coverage. No more loss of coverage when changing jobs. Less legal hoops to jump through when opening new businesses.

RICHIP is a way to ensure all residents health care; young or old; sick or healthy; rich or poor.

When we take care of our own from day one, we reduce major health costs from undiagnosed conditions down the road.

Show your support today. Sign this petition in support of RI House Bill H. 5069 / RI Senate Bill S.154. Share it with your friends. Together, let's show our government that we take our health seriously.

Who's signing

Bruce Botelho Jr
Jennifer Castel
John Gambino
Timothy Cleary
Brandon Potter
Kathryn Richard
Edward McDowell
vin derrico
William Miller
Ashley Kilmer
Nick Autiello
Richard Rodriguez
Nicolaas Strik
Aaron Pearson
Joan Carello
Janis Mooradian
Ellen Goodman
Roland Gauvin
Sam Bell
Barbara Money
Adelaide B. Forrest
Mayra Paulino
Eloise O'Shea-Wyatt
Leslie Cucino
J C
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  • Bruce Botelho Jr
    signed 2018-11-06 11:42:25 -0500
  • Jennifer Castel
    signed via 2018-07-25 13:20:25 -0400
  • John Gambino
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-07-25 11:25:06 -0400
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  • John Gambino
    signed 2018-07-25 11:24:40 -0400
  • Timothy Cleary
    signed 2018-07-07 14:43:13 -0400
  • Brandon Potter
    signed 2018-07-02 15:05:37 -0400
  • Kathryn Richard
    signed 2018-07-02 15:05:33 -0400
  • Edward McDowell
    signed 2018-05-03 07:07:22 -0400
  • vin derrico
    signed 2018-01-31 18:54:02 -0500
  • William Miller
    signed 2017-12-14 19:18:35 -0500
  • Ashley Kilmer
    signed 2017-08-19 11:47:23 -0400
  • Nick Autiello
    signed 2017-07-21 13:31:51 -0400
  • Richard Rodriguez
    signed 2017-07-01 16:51:37 -0400
  • Nicolaas Strik
    signed 2017-06-26 14:40:10 -0400
  • Aaron Pearson
    signed 2017-06-23 21:36:44 -0400
  • Joan Carello
    signed 2017-06-22 18:24:03 -0400
    Joan Carello
  • Janis Mooradian
    signed via 2017-06-04 10:03:50 -0400
  • Ellen Goodman
    signed via 2017-06-04 09:56:42 -0400
  • Roland Gauvin
    signed 2017-05-31 21:06:39 -0400
  • Sam Bell
    signed 2017-05-30 20:04:53 -0400
  • Barbara Money
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  • Barbara Money
    signed via 2017-05-30 17:19:49 -0400
  • Adelaide B. Forrest
    signed via 2017-05-30 15:11:43 -0400
  • Mayra Paulino
    signed via 2017-05-30 14:58:59 -0400
  • Eloise O'Shea-Wyatt
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  • Eloise O'Shea-Wyatt
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  • Leslie Cucino
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  • Leslie Cucino
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  • J C
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  • Lauren Niedel
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