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Archive for July 2009

Single Payer Advocates Storm Capital Hill

 50 US citizens died today50 more will die tomorrow!  And 50 more the next day…!   LINK

On Thursday, July 30, 2009, advocates for a Single Payer Healthcare system (Medicare Expanded for All) stormed Capitol HIll, in Washington, D.C.  Today marks the 44th birthday of the Medicare.

Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks to health care activists on Capitol Hill.

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Keep the Pressure On  – ASAP – Call, write, fax or e-mail all your representatives and tell them they must support Single Payer  HR676.    LINK

Now Call or Fax  Senator Max Baucus and tell him that SINGLE PAYER is indeed on the table &  let him know how much you “don’t respect” his performance!   And, remind him that he is representing the country, NOT  the health insurance & pharma industry in Healthcare Reform!  Phone: (202) 224-2651 (Office)   //  (202) 224-9412 (Fax)

And one moreCall President Obama at the White House (202-456-1414 or  202- 456-1111) and tell him what a mess Senator Max Baucus is making, arresting Doctors and Nurses, etc …  then remind him he said, “everyone would have a seat at the table”, tell him Single Payer is not for later, the time is NOW! 

Visit the Healthcare-Now ,  the Physicians for a National Health Program  and Health-Justice web sites to learn more!

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Single-Payer is the “Only Thing that Can Be Done”

MARCIA ANGELL, First Female Editor of the New England Journal of Medicine: I think we have to start all over on this.

50 US citizens died today!  50 more will die tomorrow!  And 50 more the next day…!   LINK

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Keep the Pressure On  – ASAP – Call, write, fax or e-mail all your representatives and tell them they must support Single Payer  HR676.    LINK

Now Call or Fax  Senator Max Baucus and tell him that SINGLE PAYER is indeed on the table &  let him know how much you “don’t respect” his performance!   And, remind him that he is representing the country, NOT  the health insurance & pharma industry in Healthcare Reform!  Phone: (202) 224-2651 (Office)   //  (202) 224-9412 (Fax)

And one moreCall President Obama at the White House (202-456-1414 or  202- 456-1111) and tell him what a mess Senator Max Baucus is making, arresting Doctors and Nurses, etc …  then remind him he said, “everyone would have a seat at the table”, tell him Single Payer is not for later, the time is NOW! 

Visit the Healthcare-Now ,  the Physicians for a National Health Program  and Health-Justice web sites to learn more!

Obama Admits US Can’t Insure All Americans Without Single Payer

50 US citizens died today!  50 more will die tomorrow!  And 50 more the next day…!   LINK

US Can’t Insure All Americans Without Single Payer

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Obama devoted most of his recent White House news conference to defend his push for healthcare reform. He acknowledged the US won’t be able to provide healthcare insurance to every American without adopting single payer, which his administration has opposed.     Watch the video – LINK

ASK HIM WHY?

Call President Obama at the White House (202-456-1414 or  202- 456-1111)   You can also remind him he said, “everyone would have a seat at the table”, tell him Single Payer is not for later, the time is NOW! 

Visit the Healthcare-Now ,  the Physicians for a National Health Program  and Health-Justice web sites to learn more!

Six US Senators Sell Out for $11 Million from Health Industry

 50 US citizens died today!  50 more will die tomorrow!  And 50 more the next day…!   LINK

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Ben Nelson of Nebraska / Mary Landrieu of Louisiana / Ron Wyden of Oregon 
Joe Lieberman of Connecticut  / Olympia Snowe of Maine / Susan Collins of Maine

Six US Senators Sell Out Constituents for $11 Million from Health Industry

A bipartisan group of six “moderate” US senators, dubbed the “Gang of Six” by news agencies, issued a demand July 17 for a slowdown on Democratic health care reform. These senators – including three conservative Democrats, one conservative Independent who caucuses with Democrats, and two moderate Republicans – asked for a slowdown on health care reform not because their constituents wished it so: recent polls show that a clear majority of Americans want health care reform now including a public health care option such as that proposed by President Obama and progressives in Congress. No, these senators asked for a slowdown on health care reform because the for-profit health, insurance, and pharmaceutical industries have bid them to do so in the hope that reform can be stopped, and because these same industries have generously provided them with career campaign contributions totalling more than $11 million.
(read the whole story)

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Keep the Pressure On  – ASAP – Call, write, fax or e-mail all your representatives and tell them they must support Single Payer  HR676.    LINK

Now Call or Fax  Senator Max Baucus and tell him that SINGLE PAYER is indeed on the table &  let him know how much you “don’t respect” his performance!   And, remind him that he is representing the country, NOT  the health insurance & pharma industry in Healthcare Reform!  Phone: (202) 224-2651 (Office)   //  (202) 224-9412 (Fax)

And one moreCall President Obama at the White House (202-456-1414 or  202- 456-1111) and tell him what a mess Senator Max Baucus is making, arresting Doctors and Nurses, etc …  then remind him he said, “everyone would have a seat at the table”, tell him Single Payer is not for later, the time is NOW! 

Visit the Healthcare-Now ,  the Physicians for a National Health Program  and Health-Justice web sites to learn more!

Tell the Media to Include Single-Payer in Healthcare Debate

Add your name below to FAIR’s petition!  Click on the link below.

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50 US citizens died today!  50 more will die tomorrow!  And 50 more the next day…!   LINK 

Tell Congress – Throw the Money Changers Out of the Temple

TV MOYERS NOWBill Moyers’ PBS show featured Wendell Potter, the insurance executive whose conscience bothered him so much he is now telling the truth about the insurance industry’s rape of American health care.  Nothing Mr. Potter says is news, but he tells a story that Congress needs to hear again and again: insurance companies take our money just to deny us our health care, and they pay off Washington insiders to keep them in business.

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Bill Moyers’ essay from that show exposes the shameless way that your Senators and Representatives have conducted your business behind closed doors, doing the bidding of lobbyists for powerful industries.  Remind your legislators that you are watching and that some day you and your neighboring voters will have had a bellyful of Washington insiders who inhabit the temple infested by the moneychangers.  Tell them the day of reckoning is coming.  Tell them that one day soon, the moneychangers and their sycophantic dependents will be driven from the temple.  Tell them: Congressman, Senator,  this means YOU.

Click link below to to send your fax.

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Bill Moyers Reveals… You won’t Believe it!

Well you would believe it – but it’s in the open now… !

Insurance Lobby’s Secret Plan to Attack ‘Sicko’ and Michael Moore

“I thought that he hit the nail on the head with his movie.” – Wendell Potter, former Head of Corporate Communications at CIGNA

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Keep the Pressure On  – ASAP – Call, write, fax or e-mail all your representatives and tell them they must support Single Payer  HR676.    LINK

Now Call or Fax  Senator Max Baucus and tell him that SINGLE PAYER is indeed on the table &  let him know how much you “don’t respect” his performance!   And, remind him that he is representing the country, NOT  the health insurance & pharma industry in Healthcare Reform!  Phone: (202) 224-2651 (Office)   //  (202) 224-9412 (Fax)

And one moreCall President Obama at the White House (202-456-1414 or  202- 456-1111) and tell him what a mess Senator Max Baucus is making, arresting Doctors and Nurses, etc …  then remind him he said, “everyone would have a seat at the table”, tell him Single Payer is not for later, the time is NOW! 

Visit the Healthcare-Now ,  the Physicians for a National Health Program  and Health-Justice web sites to learn more!