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Message to Americans From Canadian Doctors & Health Care Experts

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

Canadian Doctors for Medicare hosted a celebration of Medicare in Canada. The speakers included Roy Romanow, former Saskatchewan Premiere and Commissioner on Health Care in Canada.

They tell Americans that Canadian universal health care works and encourage Americans to implement a single payer universal health care systems.

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

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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 remind him that 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!

Happy Father’s Day!

Father’s – Take a break from your norm and allow yourself to Enjoy the Day

Something out the norm – Enjoy & share if you like…

 

More than 200 dancers were performing their version of “Do Re Mi”, in the Central Station of Antwerp. with just 2 rehearsals they created this amazing stunt!  Those 4 fantastic minutes started the 23 of march 2009, 08:00 AM.  It is a promotion stunt for a Belgian television program, where they are looking for someone to play the leading role, in the musical of “The Sound of Music”.

Written by jointefforthost

June 21, 2009 at 3:13 pm

Tell Obama & Congress to enact Single Payer!

ParisPhysicians like Dr. Carol Paris were among 13 people arrested for demanding single-payer health reform be “on the table” at two Senate Finance Committee meetings in May. Their dignified acts civil disobedience followed Sen. Max Baucus’ disregard for tens of thousands of e-mail messages, phone calls, letters and faxes.

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Keep the Preasure On  – ASAP – Call, write, fax or e-mail all your representatives and tell them they need to 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, 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…  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 and  the Physicians for a National Health Program web sites to learn more!

Inside the Baucus Single Payer Meeting – What’s Next!

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Inside the Baucus Single-Payer Meeting – What Was Said, What’s Next

by National Nurses Movement //  Wed Jun 03, 2009

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Today’s meeting of the nation’s leading single payer activists with Sen. Max Baucus was historic, and a recognition of the power of the tens of thousands of nurses, doctors, and grassroots activists across the country who have been turning up the heat on the policy makers in Washington.

Make no mistake – your voices are being heard. And, the protests and pressure will continue.

As Rose Ann DeMoro, executive director of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, told Baucus, “there is a groundswell” across the country that will continue to press for single payer reform, and Baucus and other policy makers in Washington “are going to get to know us very well.”  In a later press conference, DeMoro blasted the conventional wisdom that single payer is not politically viable. “Is it politically viable to let people die and suffer from a lack of political will?” Noting the fight for women’s suffrage and the civil rights movement, she emphasized, “we’re going to have to turn up the heat. Women did not get the right to vote by voting on it.”

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Today’s gripping meeting was in itself an important part of that campaign, with leaders of the CNA/NNOC, Physicians for a National Health Program, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, author of a single payer bill in the Senate, S 703, making a forceful, unfiltered case to one of the top power brokers in the Senate, Max Baucus, for single payer as the only reform likely to actually fix our broken healthcare system and effectively control costs.  A couple of photos from the press conference afterwards are here.

For the first time, Baucus, who has been deluged with protests inside his Senate Finance Committee which has been in the forefront of drafting legislation and in town hall meetings at home in Montana, was apologetic. “I made a mistake,” he said, “I should have left it (single payer) on the table, front and center with everything else.”

Baucus talked about his own positive experiences in Canada where he inspected the Canadian healthcare system first hand, “I was very impressed,” during the healthcare debate in the early 1990s, noting the contrast between a Montana hospital which has an “entire floor” of people devoted to billing, and other administrative paper work, and a nearby Canadian hospital which does it all “in one room.     (read more)

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Keep the Preasure On  – ASAP – Call, write, fax or e-mail all your representatives and tell them they need to 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, 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…  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 and  the Physicians for a National Health Program web sites to learn more!

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Written by jointefforthost

June 5, 2009 at 1:01 am

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Day of the Dead

By Cindy Sheehan

Single Payer News… Thank You Steney Hoyer!

Steny_HoyerPlease take a minute of your time to call and  e-mail Majority Leader Steney Hoyer to say   THANK  YOU   for him saying that Single Payer should be “on the table” …  

Phone: 202-225-3130 // e-mail  (link)

SINGLE PAYER – Is in a DO or DIE position!

“The pace is quickening.” – Rep. John Conyers, Jr  

 

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Healthcare Reform? Bend Over America…!

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Middle Class Healthcare Reform? Bend Over…

by Donna Smith

It’s coming. You and me and every middle class, working person in this nation is about to start handing over more and more of their hard earned cash to the private insurance industry, courtesy of our own elected members of Congress and our very popular President. Fire up those Treasury Department presses. We’re going to be printing and providing money for insurance companies like no bail-out we’ve seen yet this economic crisis cycle.

The healthcare legislation under design and so far under wraps for the American people is slowly being leaked via carefully staged forum and meetings and a few well-timed hearings and grand press announcements. Much of the work is still going on behind closed doors in private meetings attended by those who are deemed appropriate participants and industry friends.

Remember how open these proceedings were to be following all the Clinton plan debacles of the early 90s? Well, today’s stagings are far more sophisticated and planned out. So learning did occur by the industry giants and their political friends over these last 17 years, I will give them that.

And what do we know so far about what middle class Americans can expect from the legislation being privately crafted?

First, no matter what percentage of your take home pay it takes, you will be legally required to buy private health insurance. Second, if all you can afford is a policy that leaves you financially exposed to bankruptcy and foreclosure, then you will still be legally required to purchase that private insurance product. Third, should you fail to buy a policy, you will pay a fine.

Like it so far? Feeling free and protected? Like the choices so far? It gets better.   (Read the rest, you won’t like it either…)  

Is there time to STOP this MADNESS?  –   Maybe!

Call or Fax  Senator Max Baucus and tell him that SINGLE PAYER is indeed on the table &  let him know Americans will not stand for a health insurance and pharma bailout!   Phone: (202) 224-2651 (Office)   //  (202) 224-9412 (Fax)

And one more – Call  President Obama at the White House, the Senator’s boss in this matter and tell him the same!  Also tell him Single Payer is not for later, the time is NOW!  //  (202-456-1414 or  202- 456-1111)

May 30: National Day of Action

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Written by jointefforthost

May 20, 2009 at 12:05 am

Posted in Uncategorized