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Archive for April 10th, 2009

Single Payer news in Maine !

maineState lawmakers tout single-payer healthcare system

Associated Press
Sun Journal
Wednesday, April 8, 2009

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine lawmakers have passed a resolution calling on President Obama and Congress to establish a single-payer health system that covers everyone.

The Senate passed the nonbinding resolution by a 20-15 vote on Wednesday, a day after the House did the same by a 91-52 vote.

The resolution cites the high costs of the present system and says managed care, health maintenance organizations and other reforms have failed to contain health costs.

The resolution was passed months after a poll of nearly 600 Maine physicians showed a majority in favor of a single payer or “Medicare for all” approach. The survey, conducted in November and December, showed 52 percent in favor and 48 percent against.

~ Get your State Represenataives on Board! ~

Call, write or e-mail your representatives and tell them they need to support Single Payer  HR676.   Then tell them to advise SenatorMax Baucus that they support Single Payer !   LINK

Call or Fax Senator Max Baucus and tell him that SINGLE PAYER is on the table!   Phone: (202) 224-2651 (Office)     (202) 224-9412 (Fax)

Call President Oboma at the White House (202-456-1414 or  202- 456-1111) and tell him Single Payer is not for later, the time is NOW!  NOW – Tell 10 more people to do the same… !    

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