"We should acknowledge how the disabilities community has played such an important role in changing things for the better in our country."
"I believe in science."
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is an incredible piece of legislation that hugely expanded the rights of the disabled community from education to transportation to employment. Hillary has championed disabled rights since her job with the Children's Defense Fund in the 70's. Hillary is committed advancing the promises of the ADA and to continue to work to improve the quality of life for disabled Americans and their families. To read her record and learn more, CLICK HERE.
Currently, 1 out of every 150 children are diagnosed with Autism in the United States each year. Hillary Clinton has long been an advocate for individuals living with Autism and their loved ones struggling to support them. Her Presidential platform includes a comprehensive five-step plan to address the Autism health crisis. To read her plan and learn more, CLICK HERE.
"Plain and simple, drug and alcohol addiction is a disease,
not a moral failing and we must treat it as such."
Every year in America over 33,000 people die from gun violence. Efforts to impose common sense gun regulations and close legislative loopholes have failed time and time again as a result of the gun lobby's extensive influence in Washington. As president,Hillary will take on the gun lobby, expand mandatory background checks, and keep guns out of the hands of violent criminals and the severely mentally ill. To read her plan and her record and learn more, CLICK HERE.
Docs for Hillary, Hawaii is a group founded by Senator Josh Green, MD comprised of Hawaii physicians who support and endorse Hillary Clinton for President of the United States. It is the opinion of the members of this group that Hillary Clinton is the best prepared candidate to lead America as President, and that her longstanding credentials on healthcare are exemplary.
The United States has made tremendous strides in the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS. However, there are still 1.2 million Americans living with HIV today and an average infection rate of 50,000 per year, disproportionately impacting minority communities. Hillary has been leading the charge against HIV/AIDS for decades and it remains an important priority for her. To read her plan on combating HIV/AIDS domestically and abroad, CLICK HERE.
Hillary on the Issues...
“No child, no adult, should go without quality, affordable Healthcare, and my pledge, as it has been for 25 years, is that I will do everything I can to make that possible.”
Only about 10% of the estimated 23 million Americans who suffer from addiction and substance use disorders currently get the treatment they need. Hillary Clinton has a bold plan to utilize 7.5 billion dollars to combat addiction and substance use disorders by employing prevention, compassionate rehabilitation, and harm reduction tactics. To read her plan and learn more, CLICK HERE.
Hillary Clinton made a huge impact on the American healthcare system 20 years ago with her bipartisan efforts to pass the Children's Health Insurance Program which today insures eight million kids. Her plans for the future of healthcare reform include defending and expanding the Affordable Care Act, reducing the cost of prescription drugs, and expanding access to quality healthcare to rural Americans. To read her plan and learn more, CLICK HERE.
"We have to take on the gun lobby.This is a controversial issue. I am well aware of that. But I think it is the height of irresponsibility not to talk about it."
"We do have the tools to end this epidemic once and for all, but we need to rededicate ourselves to fighting HIV and AIDS and leaving no one behind."
Hillary Clinton has spent her entire career advocating for the rights of women and girls both here at home and all around the world. She understands that "women's issues" are societies issues and that elevating women positively impacts all aspects of society from public health to the economy. As president Hillary will continue to fight for the rights of women and girls and promote gender equality globally. To read her plan, see her record, and learn more, CLICK HERE.
HIV AND AIDS
"Human rights are women’s rights, and
women’s rights are human rights."
DOCS FOR HILLARY 2016
Climate change is one of the biggest threats facing global health today. Hillary Clinton acknowledges that threat and has an ambitious ten year plan dedicated to combating climate change and bringing American into the the future of renewable energy. Her plan seeks to slash carbon emissions while simultaneously creating millions of jobs in clean energy. To read her extensive plan and learn more about global climate change, CLICK HERE.
"Hillary Clinton is the clear choice to become our next president of the United States. She has the vision to lead America in uncertain times and, as a physician and State Senator, I have long respected her courage to pursue healthcare reform on behalf of all Americans.
I also want to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt respect for the extraordinary message that Bernie Sanders delivered during his presidential campaign. Bernie is one of my heroes and I believe much of his vision will inform a Hillary Clinton Presidency."
-Senator Josh Green, Founder, Docs for Hillary, Hawaii
Senator, District 3, Kona, Ka'u
Chairman of the Human Services Committee
"As a country, we must make a priority of supporting the millions of Americans with autism, and their loved ones."
Josh Green, MD