June, 2017 Update
AFCR supported several important issues during the 2017 State Legislative Session including Single Payer Health Insurance — now being called “Expanded & Improved Medicare For All” — and Physician Aid In Dying (Death With Dignity) and significant progress was made on both. If you want to help create a more affordable and efficient healthcare system for all in Hawai`i, please visit our Expanded & Improved Medicare For All page HERE. Is Single Payer THE answer to all of our problems? We do not know for certain, but this is a long-needed political debate that needs to take place because the existing system is surely broken and we must somehow get the corporate profit motive completely OUT of healthcare. Also see the Healthcare For All Facebook page HERE.
If you’re interested in the current status of our Death With Dignity legislation, please visit the Hawai`i Death With Dignity Society Web page HERE and add your name to the email list.
Mahalo for your interest and participation. – Scott Foster, Communications Director.
WELCOME TO AFCR!
Thanks to you, the informed Hawai`i consumer, AFCR is into our third decade of advocating for the interests of Hawaii’s beleagured consumer. Read our proud history HERE. While we have additional documented history to add to this, our third major Web site upgrade, and a few more technical “bells & whistles” to install, our work continues in the present with an understanding of the past and a keen eye towards the future. Please like and follow our recently reconfigured Facebook page HERE.
We are non-partisan, we raise no money and we are all volunteers. Who are our “members”? Anyone who hears our message, who will take the time to educate themselves about the issue at hand and will then actively participate in the democratic process to help effect positive change in important public policy. Mahalo for supporting our work through the years. — Scott Foster, Co-Founder & Communications Director.
NOTE: On November 26, 2015, the New York Times published a retrospective article on our mentor and co-founder, Ralph Nader: “50 Years Ago, ‘Unsafe at Any Speed’ Shook the Auto World.” Read the article HERE.