Posted by Debra Worley - email
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A new website designed to gather and share personal stories about the need for health care reform launched Monday.
Nearly 150,000 residents were uninsured and 750 families were forced into health related bankruptcies in 2008, according to a report released by the House Committee on Ways and Means in July, 2009.
Healthcarewithheart.org is a place for citizens to learn about and share their personal health care stories on video.
"Disease and disabilities don't discriminate, but health care insurance companies do and that needs to change," said resident Kay Zwan in a news release.
According to program organizer Jon Parker, the website offers an additional means for constituents to communicate with elected representatives. The site is organized into the 13 US Congressional districts in North Carolina for easy navigation.
The group who created the website hopes to eventually create a documentary to deliver to North Carolina Congressional leaders in Washington DC.