RESOLUTION NO. RS2005-818
A resolution proclaiming the week of May 1-8, 2005 as "Cover the Uninsured Week" in Nashville and Davidson County.
WHEREAS, 45 million Americans, equal to the combined, population of 24 states, do not have health care coverage; and
WHEREAS, eight out of ten people who are uninsured are in working families; and
WHEREAS, there are more than 8 million children in America without health coverage; and
WHEREAS, uninsured Americans live sicker and die younger than those who are covered, and suffer needlessly because they go without the health care they need; and
WHEREAS, the price of health care continues to rise, and fewer individuals and families can afford to pay for coverage, and fewer businesses are able to provide coverage for their employees.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. The Metropolitan Council hereby goes on record as recognizing the urgency of seeking solutions to one of America's greatest problems which threatens the future of our citizens, and hereby proclaims May 1-8, 2005, as "Cover the Uninsured Week" in Nashville and Davidson County.
Section 2. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Carolyn
|Referred:||Rules & Confirmations Committee|
|Introduced:||May 3, 2005|
|Adopted:||May 3, 2005|
|Approved:||May 4, 2005|