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||Help Lower Healthcare
Costs and Improve the Health of At-Risk Children and
Dear Citizens for
Health Supporters and Friends of The Healthy Foundation,
Rising healthcare costs are a serious concern for all of us.
Costs are rising and so are the number of Americans inflicted with
chronic illnesses. The personal, social and economic burdens are
The Healthy Foundation has created unique
programs that help lower these escalating costs and increase the
health and wellness of those in need of help. Through their Vitamin
Relief USA programs, they provide free daily multivitamins to over
20,000 children, teens, adults and seniors who are at-risk for
vitamin deficiencies at over 500 locations in 42 states.
Most of us have come to appreciate what simple, daily
multi-vitamins can do to support and maintain one's good health. For
children, seniors, teens and adults at risk for malnutrition, the
benefits from daily vitamins are dramatic. Daily vitamins help
protect at-risk individuals from chronic diseases while also healing
their illnesses, and improving their quality of life.
instance, according to parents and teachers of the children
participating in Vitamin Relief USA, the daily vitamins have helped
to improve the children's school grades, school attendance,
behavior, eating habits and self-esteem. In addition, parents report
that they do not have to take their children to the doctor as often.
Senior participants report that vitamins from Vitamin Relief
USA have decreased their need for medication, lessened their pain,
and increased their mobility, energy, self-confidence and the
ability to care for themselves.
We need programs like this
programs that provide cost-effective, preventative measures. And we
need them to expand and grow.
In order to do this, The
Healthy Foundation needs your help.
A request has been made
of the Chairman of the Labor, Health and Human Services and
Education Appropriation Committee to provide The Healthy Foundation,
from the 2005 congressional budget, with:
$2 million to
provide daily vitamins to 60,000 at-risk children for one year.
And $2 million to research the impact of daily vitamins on
seniors and their quality of life.
In order for this
appropriation to be approved, it must have the support of many
members of Congress. The Healthy Foundation cannot possibly reach
each member of Congress to ask for his or her support.
constituent, your message to your congressional representative can
make the difference between the success and failure of this funding.
||Support Fair Tax
Treatment for Dietary Supplements!|
Contact your Representatives today and encourage
them to co-sponsor the bi-partisan bill H.R. 2627, the Dietary
Supplement Tax Fairness Act. This important legislation would allow
consumers to write off dietary supplements and some other natural
health products as medical expenses on their taxes and give
consumers tax breaks on these healthcare options. This initiative
will save you hundreds of dollars every year on your health products
and will allow many consumers to afford natural, less expensive,
preventative healthcare options often paid for out-of-pocket, not
just the conventional and pharmaceutical options that are covered by
traditional health insurance. TAKE ACTION! Send a letter to your
Representative and ask that they support H.R. 2627, the Dietary
Supplement Tax Fairness Act. Send your message today. It only takes
||Ask the U.S. Codex
Delegation to protect DSHEA |
Let?s write to Dr. Barbara Schneeman at the FDA now!
Dr. Schneeman is one of our key U.S. representatives to Codex. Let?s
ask her to please work diligently to ensure that our nation's
hard-won health freedoms, a good example of which is the Dietary
Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA), are not only protected
here at home but inform every meeting and decision at Codex. Codex
Alimentarius (Latin for ?Food Code?) was originally created as the
United Nations? attempt to establish international guidelines to
?help governments consider the formulation and adoption of similar
international standards of [...] purity for all foods? To many, this
sounds like a good idea. Agreement on trade, safety and purity would
seem beneficial for the world in so many ways, right? Wrong! Not in
the ways Codex is being constructed now. If accepted as an
international standard by the U.S. Codex Delegation and implemented
in the U.S. (called ?harmonization?), our future access to
innovative and health-enhancing dietary supplements could, in time,
be dramatically restricted. Let?s let Dr. Schneeman know that we are
confident that she, Dr. Scarbrough, and the entire U.S. Delegation
won't let us down at the Codex conference tables in Bonn, Rome,
Geneva and here in the U.S.
||Congress is Writing
the WRONG Prescription for Health! |
As the debate over Senate Bill 722 heats up, one
thing is certain- the right to use safe dietary supplements is
clearly under attack. This legislation threatens DSHEA and your
access to safe dietary supplements. We need you to send a clear
message to Washington: Congress is writing the WRONG prescription
||Take Action Today to
Restore the Privacy of Your Medical Information
Your medical information is no longer
private. You no longer have the power to consent to the disclosure
of your health information. New federal rules grant permission to
thousands of organizations, unrelated to your healthcare, to access
your health information including your past medical records and
genetic information. Even psychotherapy sessions are not exempt from
this federal prying. The Justice Department now states that patients
"no longer possess a reasonable expectation that their histories
will remain completely confidential," adding that federal law "does
not recognize a physician-patient privilege." Restore your rights
today. Support Congressional Legislation that restores your medical
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