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Archive for April 2009

Odd Todd on – Laid Off Help Wanted!

If you are not familiar with Odd Todd and you have been Laid Off  then I suggest you visit Todd’s web site (LINK).  No, this won’t help you find a job, but it will open up your creative thinking skills!  Todd has created some seriously funny cartoons about being unemployed.  And, there are a lot of us that need a good laugh about this situation!

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National Day of Action – May 30th

sp-protestMay 30:   National Day of Action
Events Being Planned Nationwide

Heathcare-Now

The majority of Americans and physiciansagree:  We need a national, single-payer healthcare system.

Yet, Single-Payer healthcare is largely ignored as a viable option.

So, on May 30th, we’re organizing a Nationwide Day of Action. Join thousands of single-payer activists to say, “Healthcare, yes; Insurance companies, no,” and to show solidarity with demonstrations at the AHIP (American Health Insurance Plans, a private health insurance lobby) conference in San Diego.

For more information, or to see if there’s an event being planned in your community, visit healthcare-now.org   May 30th Page.   LINK

If you can not attend one of these events – Your HELP is still needed!

Call, write or e-mail your representatives and tell them they need to support Single Payer  HR676.    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 Obama at the White House (202-456-1414 or  202- 456-1111) and tell him Single Payer is not for later, the time is NOW!

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Single Payer Action Alert ~ April 20th!

rangelAction Alert: Get Single-Payer into Congressional Hearings
April 20, 2009 by Healthcare-NOW!  
Filed under Action Alert, HCN News

House Ways and Means Chairman Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) announced that the Committee will hold another hearing in a series on reforming the health insurance market.

The hearing will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22, and will focus on strategies to reform the health insurance market to ensure greater accessibility and affordability.

Healthcare-NOW! and allied organizations have been requesting fair hearings that include the single-payer perspective.

Help us make sure that Chairman Rangel hears us loud and clear. Call his office now (toll free at 866-338-1015) to request they invite expert single-payer witnesses to testify.

If you can’t call, you can easily email him here.   LINK      (read more)

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AIG in the news again! ~ Claim Denied ~

AIG  takes a break from destroying world economy to deny claims for wounded Iraq defence contractors.   


Unfortunately this protocol is not exclusive to AIG.  This is health insurance industry standard operating procedure!   To be quite honest, I am shocked that the prime time 20/20 media reported this.  Their protocol has been to white wash or ignore the health insurance industry practices of profiteering.  After all they and pharma provide enormous ad dollars.  I guess the AIG -ad budget has been slashed…  

Learn how you can help change this picture.  Your help is needed NOW!  Visit The Physicians for a National Health Program &  Healthcare-Now to see how you can make a difference!

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Pirates in US Territorial Waters !

Pirates are in the news again!   A large scale assault from a Care-ibbean group of pirates  have come ashore and taken over the Capital.  Their demands are simple.   Watch the video!

Act NOW – Before congress allows health-care reform to stay in the hands of the insurance industry.  The health insurance industry does not provide any health related benefit to you the patient, or the health-care provider!   

Put an end to this Madness! 

Call, write or e-mail your representatives and tell them they need to support Single Payer  HR676.    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 Obama at the White House (202-456-1414 or  202- 456-1111) and tell him Single Payer is not for later, the time is NOW!

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The Top Ten Enemies of Single Payer

mouse-trapTop Ten Enemies of Single Payer

April 17, 2009 by Healthcare-NOW!  
Filed under Single-Payer News        
By Russell Mokhiber of Single Payer Action

 

Most people, when they arrive in Washington, D.C., see it for what it is – a cesspool of corruption.

Two reasonable reactions to the cesspool.  One, run away screaming in fear.  Two, stay and fight back and bring to justice those who have corrupted our democracy.  Unfortunately, many choose a third way – stay and be transformed.  Instead of seeing a cesspool, they begin seeing a hot tub.

The result – profits and wealth for the corporate elite – death, disease and destruction for the American people.  Nowhere does this corrupt, calculating transformation do more damage than in the area of health care.

The Top Ten Enemies of Single Payer (listed here in alphabetical order):
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP).
American Medical Association
Barack Obama
Business Roundtable
Families USA
Health Care for America Now
Kaiser Family Foundation
The Lewin Group
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association of America (PHRMA)

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When the new corrupt Health plan is revealed  –  It will be sold to you as the long-awaited health reform the nation has needed so badly.  But nothing about it will resemble a National Healthcare Plan. Not one part of it will resemble the effectiveness or efficiency of the Single Payer Bills that have been proposed.   Are you going to let that happen?   Please Do Something Now!  Call your representative’s and demand their support for HR676, a Single Payer plan.  (LINK)

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Written by jointefforthost

April 18, 2009 at 1:52 am

Denial of Care – Do Something!

Nataline Sarkisyan’s death by denial.  Don’t Forget!  18,000 deaths occur a year due to lack of, or denial of care.   Will your loved one be next?

Act NOW – Before congress allows health-care reform to stay in the hands of the insurance industry.  The health insurance industry does not provide any health related benefit to you the patient, or the health-care provider!   You can put an end to this madness!   Please HELP!

Call, write or e-mail your representatives and tell them they need to support Single Payer  HR676.    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 Obama at the White House (202-456-1414 or  202- 456-1111) and tell him Single Payer is not for later, the time is NOW! 

Call 10 people and ask them to please do the same… !

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