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200 Americans per day die from lack of treatment for their substance use disorder. 

Instead of treating Americans with substance use disorder as human beings with a human right to healthcare, we put them in jail. 

Article VI of the US Constitution states: "This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any state to the Contrary notwithstanding."

"The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is generally agreed to be the foundation of international human rights law. Adopted in 1948, the UDHR has inspired a rich body of legally binding international human rights treaties."

In 1977, President Jimmy Carter signed the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights, ICESCR, making healthcare as a human right the law of the land. The US Senate has failed to ratify, despite 150 other countries doing so.

In addition to joining a Caring Citizens' Congress, here are Four empathic activities caring citizens can do to help respect, protect, and promote the human right to health and health care:

  1. Inwardly digest and use human rights language below when referring to healthcare in your day-to-day conversations about healthcare.  
  2. Invest yourself in #HealthcareHumanRights and become a Monthly Freedom Investor.
  3. Implement #HealthcareHumanRights by going public and become a photo petitioner as a first step. Click on Abigail Evans' photo petition and download your poster now. Partner with ethical businesses, effective government institutions, and civil society organizations to promote healthcare human rights and ratify in the US Senate ICESCR.
  4. Invite others to join us and promote a politics of care. #PoliticsOfCare #GovOfBy4People

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Apply the Words "Human Rights" to Healthcare So Life Is Protected and Freedom Expanded

Participatory Freedom - Do you want all American lives, by virtue of our humanity, free to participate in the building of a caring society with a caring economy filled with ethical business that strengthens our health and expands our freedom?

  • Freedom to promote health and focus on preventive care
  • Freedom to join UN Global Compact as an ethical business or stakeholder and promote human rights.
  • Freedom to join a Rotary Club or Rotaract Club and promote human rights.

Universal Freedom - Do you want all Americans, by virtue of our humanity, free to receive patient-doctor healthcare like the United States declared in 1948 when we signed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to advance world peace?

  • Freedom to receive lifetime, comprehensive healthcare for all.
  • Freedom to receive dignified, hassle-free treatment.

Equitable Freedom - Do you want all Americans, by virtue of our humanity, free to be cared for when we need to be regardless of our economic status?

  • Freedom to choose one's own doctor or hospital.
  • Freedom from unaffordable care.

Accountable Freedom - Do you want all Americans, by virtue of our humanity, guaranteed ourfreedom by an effective public government of, by, and for the people to receive patient-doctor healthcare?

  • Freedom from fear of privateers (like unethical insurance companies) or their cruel enablers inside public government who (1) deny care, (2) cause suffering, (3) cause financial ruin, or (4) cause death for financial gain.
  • Freedom from worry about being paid or treated fairly if you are a doctor or healthcare provider. 
  • Freedom to due process in a court of law with no compensatory caps for redress of grievances and harm because of unsafe healthcare practices.

Transparent Freedom - Do you want all Americans, by virtue of our humanity, free to access a user friendly patient-doctor healthcare system?

  • Freedom from complicated and costly administration. 
  • Freedom from specific roadblocks making access extremely easy.

Click for interview results of Caring Citizen Freedom Survey.

Have a healthcare story? Click for interview information.

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