Dr. Botelho Launches a Social Media Campaign Engaging People to Speak Out About "What's Most Unfair About Healthcare"

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Dr. Botelho calls on the mass media to launch story movements for people to share their personal experiences of "What's Most Unfair About Healthcare" and activate democratic participation, dialogue and debates about healthcare policy reforms.

Equality, Equity & Plutocracy

Of all the forms of injustices, educational, gender and health inequities are the most damaging to our health, our well-being and our evolving human consciousness.

Healthcare is in flux. The GOP wants to repeal Medicare and the Affordable Care Act. Dr. Botelho advocates for the mass media launching of story movements to highlight what's most unfair about healthcare. A story movement gives people ongoing opportunities to share their unfortunate experiences; such a movement can generate the network power to improve healthcare policies in accordance to the people's wishes.

People want positive patient care experiences and transparent accountability with respect to safety, cost, quality and value. US Healthcare costs are the highest in the world: about 50% higher than the next country. It is only ranked 37th in the world. Healthcare costs make US corporations less competitive in a global market.

High healthcare costs reduce what people can spend on daily living and contribute to their retirement. And people with no or inadequate health insurance are at high risks of personal bankruptcies.

Both wealth inequalities and unequal access to health care contribute to health inequities. Consequently, the wealthy have the best health outcomes, and the poor have the worst outcomes.

For many people, healthcare is just a business, not a human right. They strongly believe that the free market is the only solution.

"Do people deserve the same access (equality) and outcomes (equity), whether rich or poor?" is a question that Dr. Botelho likes to ask people who oppose equity.

What's most unfair about healthcare is that we cannot agree on what it is. Closed mindsets are the greatest barriers to change. A story movement will help people listen empathically with open hearts and minds and put their political ideologies on the side.

IMPLEMENT GENDER AND HEALTH EQUITY IN ALL POLICIES
Dr. Botelho is advocating for policies based on this proposed pledge: "We, the People, Pledge our Government to use Justice, Equality and Liberty to Pursue Gender and Health Equity for the Greater Good of All,"

This pledge aims to activate people to participate in the story movement and advocate for policy changes. Dr. Botelho suggests these changes will create fair opportunities for everyone to achieve their highest human potential of health and well-being.

Join the campaign to speak out. Share stories about what’s most unfair about US healthcare.
Use Facebook and Twitter to spread the message about this story movement to 1 million people (177,717 to date).

1. Invite People to Share their Stories
Use the power of stories to make the government listen to what’s most unfair. The people must dialogue about how to make healthcare fair, affordable and available to all.

2. Use Facebook and Twitter Accounts to help reach 1 million people. (176,000 to date: deadline Dec 31st) Click on this link to understand more about why people are deeply divided about what's most unfair about healthcare and what we can do about it.

3. Invite individuals and Facebook/twitter groups with large social reach to join this campaign.

4. Invite organizations and media outlets with large social reach to this cause

5. Invite healthcare organizations and hospitals to launch their own story movements about what's most unfair about healthcare.

Media interviews welcomed.

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