The Canary Party Challenges 2012 Presidential Candidates on Three Key Healthcare Questions
Children’s Health Crisis Ignored on the Campaign Trail
“The U.S. Presidential election is down to the wire, with both candidates in a dead heat”, states Mark Blaxill, Chairman of the Canary Party. “What can set one man apart to win? Bold, innovative ideas on healthcare policy-making.”
“In an effort to draw attention to problems affecting every American”, continues Blaxill, “The Canary Party has three hard-hitting questions for the 2012 Presidential Candidates. We are asking them to break the deadlock of denial about environmental toxins, iatrogenic causality, and the unprecedented intrusion of marketing into consumer healthcare decision-making.”
“Our first question is, ‘Why are so many American children sick?’” Canary Party Founder, Jennifer VanDerHorst-Larson says. “According to the 2007 National Survey of Children’s Health, 43% of children in our country have a chronic illness, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 14% of children ages 3-17 have a developmental disability. American infant mortality has dropped to 41st worldwide, behind Cuba and Estonia. Autism rates have exploded, and SAT scores are declining again for the first time in decades. What frustrates me,” she continues, “is that current discussions on health care have focused on the questions of costs and insurance but have not addressed the more important questions like ‘Why are so many American children sick?’ and ‘What needs to be done to stop the new childhood epidemics?’ We need a leader who will pledge to proactively address this crisis in children’s health by focusing national health policy on the environmental causes that have triggered these epidemics.”
Because American children are now the sickest generation
ever, the Canary Party calls on President Obama and Governor Romney to pledge support for research on environmental causes of illnesses, to create an independent agency to oversee vaccine safety and to better regulate direct-to-consumer advertising.
[The Canary Party is a movement created to stand up for the victims of medical injury, environmental toxins and industrial foods by restoring balance to our free and civil society and empowering consumers to makehealth and nutrition decisions that promote wellness.]