“Join us — join the NAACP and The 880 Campaign for Real Health Care Reform Now”
Watch this message from Ben Jealous, NAACP President and CEO.
Join "The 880 Campaign" to ensure that every American has access to quality, affordable health care.
Why "880"? Because according to the American Journal of Public Health, the deaths of 880,000 black people would have been prevented if the mortality rate of blacks had been the same as that of whites over a 10-year period.
The health care crisis has hit our communities especially hard:
Children born to black women are more than twice as likely to die within their first year of life than children born to white women
People of color are more likely to suffer and die from diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and other chronic diseases
Uninsured Americans are more likely to use the Emergency Room for preventative care and routine checkups, forcing longer wait times and costing states and taxpayers more
But this struggle goes beyond statistics. This is about you – everyday American families and children.
With your help, in the coming weeks, we will organize to ensure that our elected representatives support real health care reform with real results that will ensure every American has access to quality, affordable health care coverage... and help solve the health problems that plague our parents, children, friends, and communities.
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.
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