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Archive for May 6th, 2009

Senate finance committee hearing on health care reform has single payer advocates arrested!

The Senate finance committee hearing on health care reform is a JOKE!   A travesty to our so-called democracy… !   The most popular and most cost effective proposal for real reform is being excluded from consideration.    And, we all know why!


Doctors, Single Payer Activists Arrested, Make History at Senate Finance Roundtable …by Donna Smith

Maryland doctor Carol Paris is taken into custody 

morepolice1It has finally happened right here in the United States. Citizens who believe healthcare is a human right have been arrested and are being processed like criminals through the Southeast District of Columbia police station. Their crime? Asking for single payer healthcare reform – publicly funded, privately delivered healthcare – to be discussed during the Congressional hearings on reform.
(read the whole story)

Doctors Challenge Exclusion of Single-Payer from Health Care Debate

It’s a pretty spectacular display of raw political power,” said Russell Mokhiber of Single Payer Action. “The health insurance industry demands that not one of the fifteen people who testified today shall be a single payer advocate. And the industry gets what it wants. It’s time for the American people to storm the gates and demand – put single payer on the table.”  (read the whole story)


Now – Call, write or e-mail your representatives and tell them they need to support Single Payer  HR676.    LINK

And– 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)

And one more– 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!