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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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Single Payer News – Corruption in DC

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

HR676 congressional cosponsors now number 83  (List)

sphere-287x300Corruption in Acion – The Washington Post produced a graphic on how the Congressional committees working on health reform legislation are being lobbied by people who use to work for them. Read the Story

 

 

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Obama health czar directed firms in trouble…

DeParle made millions from companies under federal investigation…
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bribesCongress Needs to Protect Americans, Not Insurance Companies  

 Read the 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!

Fax Senator Grassley – Arrogant Ass

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

Tell Him Off For His Arrogance

When a constituent asked Iowa Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley why he couldn’t have health care as good as Grassley receives, the senator arrogantly replied that the man could have such a deal — ‘just get a job with the federal government’ said the Senator.

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What an arrogant jerk!  And remember, this is the best buddy of Baucus.  This is the Republican that Baucus has in mind when he says he wants a ‘bipartisan’ solution.  If this attitude doesn’t betray the fakery behind the insurance company bailout called health ‘reform’  then I don’t know what will.

Blast Baucus and Grassley and the White House with faxes telling Grassley off for his arrogance.  If you are from Iowa, let him know that you have him in your sights and you will vote him out of office when you can.  If you are not from Iowa, let him know that you still regard him as a shameful example of the slugs that have inherited power in Washington.

Be aware.  This fax template is NOT POLITE.  If you want polite, and think polite works, this one is not for you.  You can edit it, but it’s hard to tell off a jerk in polite terms, especially if you are mad.   Polite and begging don’t much work anymore…

Send your fax to Grassley today. LINK

Health Insurance – A matter of life and death!

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

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Nataline had health insurance!   CIGNA  failed her and she is dead!   Will your loved one be next?

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18,000 US citizens die each year either because they have no health insurance, or because the insurance they did have did not cover them when they needed it…

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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!

Take Action For Single Payer

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Send a fax today and every day!

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Former Health Insurance Industry insider now speaking out…

potter picThe Health Care Industry vs. Health Reform

June 25, 2009 by Healthcare-NOW! 
By: Wendell Potter for prwatch.org//Wendell Potter is the Senior Fellow on Health Care for the Center for Media and Democracy in Madison, Wisconsin.

I’m the former insurance industry insider now speaking out about how big for-profit insurers have hijacked our health care system and turned it into a giant ATM for Wall Street investors, and how the industry is using its massive wealth and influence to determine what is (and is not) included in the health care reform legislation members of Congress are now writing.

Although by most measures I had a great career in the insurance industry (four years at Humana and nearly 15 at CIGNA), in recent years I had grown increasingly uncomfortable serving as one of the industry’s top PR executives. In addition to my responsibilities at CIGNA, which included serving as the company’s chief spokesman to the media on all corporate and financial matters, I also served on a lot of trade association committees and industry-financed coalitions, many of which were essentially front groups for insurers. So I was in a unique position to see not only how Wall Street analysts and investors influence decisions insurance company executives make but also how the industry has carried out behind-the-scenes PR and lobbying campaigns to kill or weaken any health care reform efforts that threatened insurers’ profitability.

I also have seen how the industry’s practices — especially those of the for-profit insurers that are under constant pressure from Wall Street to meet their profit expectations — have contributed to the tragedy of nearly 50 million people being uninsured as well as to the growing number of Americans who, because insurers now require them to pay thousands of dollars out of their own pockets before their coverage kicks in — are underinsured. An estimated 25 million of us now fall into that category.

What I saw happening over the past few years was a steady movement away from the concept of insurance and toward “individual responsibility,” a term used a lot by insurers and their ideological allies. This is playing out as a continuous shifting of the financial burden of health care costs away from insurers and employers and onto the backs of individuals. As a result, more and more sick people are not going to the doctor or picking up their prescriptions because of costs. If they are unfortunate enough to become seriously ill or injured, many people enrolled in these plans find themselves on the hook for such high medical bills that they are losing their homes to foreclosure or being forced into bankruptcy.

As an industry spokesman, I was expected to put a positive spin on this trend that the industry created and euphemistically refers to as “consumerism” and to promote so-called “consumer-driven” health plans. I ultimately reached the point of feeling like a huckster.

I thought I could live with being a well-paid huckster and hang in there a few more years until I could retire. I probably would have if I hadn’t made a completely spur-of-the-moment decision a couple of years ago that changed the direction of my life.   (Read the rest of the story…)

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Read more on Wendell Potter – (Link)

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Keep the Preasure 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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Pharma Watch: Health Insurance CEO’s refuse…

HI jokeAre you FURIOUS yet?

An article and NPR report describing the hearings where insurance CEO’s absolutely refused to give up their companies’ “right” to retroactively terminate a health insurance policy when someone gets a serious illness.  (LINK)  

An LA Times story on the same hearings is here.  (LINK)

Not FURIOUS yet?

A study from the government showing this startling new news:  We are paying lots more for health insurance than we should be!!!!  And the price is going up really, really fast!!!! Wow!!   (LINK)

The recent rapid rise in health care stock prices have investors celebrating the presumptive failure of any meaningful health care reform.  Are you going to let that happen??? 

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Keep the Preasure 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!

~ If you know anyone who needs help with MRSA – real help is available! ~