If you’re an American under the age of 65, there’s roughly a 50/50 chance that you will find yourself without coverage at some point in the next decade.1
Simply put, losing insurance can happen to anyone.
At yesterday’s health reform event, President Obama told the story of Natoma, a self-employed woman in Ohio who found herself in the position of losing her health insurance after yet another rate hike from her insurance company:
"She realized that if she paid those health insurance premiums that had been jacked up by 40 percent … she couldn’t make ends meet. So January was her last month of being insured. Like so many responsible Americans — folks who work hard every day, who try to do the right thing — she was forced to hang her fortunes on chance… And on Saturday, Natoma was diagnosed with leukemia…
"Part of what makes this issue difficult is most of us do have health insurance, we still do…. But what we have to understand is that what’s happened to Natoma, there but for the grace of God go any one of us."
For Natoma and the millions of other Americans forced to face the burden of medical bills they can’t pay while at their most vulnerable — the time is now for health insurance reform. Watch the video of Natoma’s story and learn what more you can do to help spread the word about the need for reform.
50/50 is the latest number in ‘Health Reform by the Numbers,’ our online campaign to raise awareness about why we just can’t wait any longer for health insurance reform. Help spread the word by sharing this message with your family, friends and online networks.
Let’s get it done.
Director, White House Office of Health Reform
1 Department of the Treasury, The Risk of Losing Health Insurance Over a Decade
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The Willehalm Institute Press Foundation
Herewith Announces Its Latest Book Project
“A Modern Fairytale About a Princess,
Who Beyond Any Doubt is Still alive, Be it in slavery…”.
Amsterdam, March 16, 2010 – With these “unbelievable” words the author Slobodan Radojev Mitric (Karate Bob) describes his newest novel named after the message found in a champagne bottle thrown by Lady Di from a luxurious yacht into the Sardinian sea and fished out of the water there: Help! They’ve Kidnapped Me! Lady Di.
Help! They’ve Kidnapped Me! Lady Di is a sequel to Mitric’s true crime and love story "The Golden Tip" published in 2009. In it, he reveals that the original target of the criminal gang that in 1987 kidnapped and murdered Dutch millionaire and Ahold CEO Gerrit Jan Heijn was none other than the Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, whose planned abduction was narrowly averted through the undercover work of a certain Dr. Troublemaker.
With his new book, Karate Bob now lifts the veil on what really happened already months before, during and in the days after the car crash inside the Alma tunnel in Paris in 1997. Unresolved questions as to the real circumstances surrounding this tragic accident still remain, but based on the outcome of the various judicial inquiries practically no one doubts that it led to the death of Princess Diana, Dodi al-Fayed and their driver Henri Paul. The unsuspecting reader would therefore be inclined to quickly delegate this book with the subtitle “A Modern Fairytale” to the realm of fables, were it not that this subtitle has a double bottom revealing a baffling chain of events hitherto deemed unthinkable. Since these events can “easily” be verified, the publisher Robert J. Kelder saw therefore fit to end the text of the back cover with the statement, Mitric’s book presents a serious argument for starting off where the last inquest into the ‘death’ of Princess Diana en Dodi al-Fayed ended.
Concomitant with this English paperback version of 242 pages appears the Dutch one today under the title "Help! Ze hebben me gekidnapt! Lady Di". A new Serbian edition of this outlandish blockbuster, originally written and published in that language by the author in his L’Atelier de la Liberté already in Amsterdam in 2009 is forthcoming.
Further material, such as the author’s dedication of his book to his deceased wife Iris de Vries, his introductory poem, the Table of Contents, the Prologue “The Drifter”, the Chapters 12 “Adultery” and 41 “Ride into ‘Death’” and the Epilogue consisting of a letter by the publisher to Mohamed al-Fayed can be found on the Willehalm Lady Di website and the Lady Di blog.
Help! They’ve Kidnapped Me! Lady Di – A Modern Fairytale
Author Slobodan Radojev Mitric
Translation Christiaan Eremos
Lector Peter De Jong
Design Front Cover ` S.R. Mitric
Layout Front and Back Cover Christiaan Kelder
Layout Inside Christiaan Eremos
Printing ScanLaser (Zaandam, N.H)
First Printing Advance Edition March 2010
How to Buy Via the Bookstores, on Internet or
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Price and volume £16.50/ €19.95/$ US 24.95; 242 p.
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