ONLINE PETITION ON No.10 WEBSITE
(ENDS 20 th AUGUST, 2007).
We have now started a petition which you can add your name to online at the No. 10 website.
It reads as follows:
We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Fully fund long term care for our sick and elderly under the 1946 National Health Service Act and the 'Coughlan' Judgement in the Court of Appeal 1999.
The Core Principles of the NHS can be summed up as follows: To provide care which is free at the point of need, meets the needs of everyone and is based on a patient's clinical need not their ability to pay.
Tony Blair said at the Labour Party Conference in 1997 that he didn't want his children brought up in a country where pensioners had to sell their homes to pay for long term care.
Since then approx 700,000 homes have been sold to pay for care.
This applies to sick people of all ages. These people have paid taxes and national insurance all their lives, then suddenly they get taxed again when they become ill by funding their own long term care. What an absolute disgrace!!!!!
IF YOU HAVE AN ILLNESS OR DISABILITY YOU ARE ENTITLED TO FULLY FUNDED NHS CONTINUING HEALTH CARE UNDER THE NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE ACT 1946.
PLEASE SIGN UP.