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Marietta, Georgia (PR) September 3, 2008 – The Republican National Convention (http://www.gopconvention.com/) in Minneapolis-Saint Paul got a rocky start this week. Hurricane Gustav took the limelight and forced the GOP to suspend Monday’s activities.

Like the Democratic National Convention this marks the formal end of the primary election period and the start of the general election season.

While both the Democratic and Republican parties’ gear up for the general election it is important that we the American people look at all of the candidates health care beliefs and plans for all Americans.

McCain’s “Call to Action” can be downloaded at http://www.johnmccain.com/healthcare/.

McCain’s web site tells us, “John McCain believes the key to health care reform is to restore control to the patients themselves. We want a system of health care in which everyone can afford and acquire the treatment and preventative care they need. Health care should be available to all and not limited by where you work or how much you make. Families should be in charge of their health care dollars and have more control over care.”

Republican vice-presidential candidate Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has very little on her health care policy resume from her short time in office.

Why should health care be a big issue during the election? According to U.S. Census Bureau, a substantial increase in the number of seniors will occur during the 2010 to 2030 as the nation’s baby boomers age. By the year 2020, 12 million older Americans will require long-term care services. By 2030, 72 million Americans will be over the age of 65 or one out of every five Americans.

As the U.S. population continues to age about 80 percent of seniors have at least one chronic health condition and 50 percent have at least two. Arthritis, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and respiratory disorders are some of the leading health struggles they will face.

The baby boomers are also living longer than any generation before them. Studies show that as our population ages, the more services they rely on from the health care industry. The baby boomers; especial the tail end boomers could live to see 100 plus years; health care demands will dramatically increase and put pressure on health care services. So the health care beliefs and plans of the candidates, our next President, are very important.

While the cost of health care is out of the ordinary American’s hands we can take control of our own personal medical history. Knowing, tracking and recording your personal medical history is a critical must.

Did you know that most states only require your doctors to keep patient records for an average of 5 to 7 years? So what happens to your records when you really need them? What if your doctor retires, changes practices or moves to another state? Do you really want to fight to recreate your medical and drug history in an emergency? Wouldn’t it be more sensible to prepare now and keep a running record of your medical and drug history, contact numbers for doctors, family and ICE, pharmacies, insurance companies, personal inventory, directives and much more.

The MedicMinder provides peace of mind for users – the knowledge that all pertinent medical and drug history is documented in one comprehensive, easy to use system. No second-guessing in an emergency – having this vital information in immediate reach reduces guesswork and stress so often felt during times of medical crisis.

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Diane Carter, PR Contact, http://www.themedicminder.com, Post Office Box 333, Marietta, Georgia 30061, 770-499-0127

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