Kathleen O'Connor, Founder of CodeBlueNow!, America's Health Care Voice, Responds to President Bush Veto of Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)

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30-plus year veteran health care journalist, industry analyst and consumer advocate available for media interviews to provide perspective on this divisive issue.

We know from our ongoing surveys and discussions with average Americans that they are sick and tired of partisan politics in health care and are looking for real leadership in this issue. We also know there is more common ground and consensus on key values and core elements of a health care system than the candidates are addressing.

As the grassroots organization dedicated to fixing the health care system so it works for the American public, CodeBlueNow! (http://www.codebluenow.org) feels obligated to speak out on the President Bush's veto of children's health (State Children's Health Insurance Program) earlier today.

"We are saddened and disappointed that President Bush would deny care to our nation's children. What's tragic in this showdown is the ideological divide the parties have succumbed to when the majority of Americans think health care is the top issue in the country, second only to the Iraq war," said Kathleen O'Connor, CodeBlueNow! Founder and a 30-plus-year veteran health care author, journalist, industry analyst, and consumer advocate. "We know from our ongoing surveys and discussions with average Americans that they are sick and tired of partisan politics in health care and are looking for real leadership in this issue. We also know there is more common ground and consensus on key values and core elements of a health care system than the candidates are addressing."

"Health care is not a partisan issue," O'Connor added. "This will be clearly demonstrated when we release our CodeBlueNow! Pulse: Iowa survey, on Tuesday, Oct. 9--showing that Iowans, probably like all Americans, want equity and fairness for those who cannot help themselves: specifically, children and seniors. As it is now, we rank 42nd in the world in infant mortality behind the United Kingdom (29th), Canada (23rd), France (6th), Japan (3rd), and Singapore (1st). This is a national shame."

According to O'Connor, CodeBlueNow! was founded on the on the belief "that the American public is vastly smarter than they are given credit for when it comes to health care and our intent is to give them a voice in shaping a new health care system."

Survey results to be released Oct. 9 are from CodeBlueNow!'s recently completed comprehensive survey of Iowa voters, conducted by Seattle's Gilmore Research Group, that focused on using the ingenuity of the public to find solutions for the U.S. health care system .

Kathleen O'Connor is available for media interviews to discuss this and other health care issues. Please schedule interviews by calling or emailing Teresa Wippel or David Kaufer of GreenBuzzPR.

Teresa Wippel 425-772-3056
David Kaufer 425-275-8814.

More information about CodeBlueNow! may be found at its website http://www.codebluenow.org.

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