Health care is at the top of the agenda! Health care reform should:
REDUCE COSTS, GUARANTEE CHOICE, and
ASSURE QUALITY AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE FOR ALL. More than 2/3 of Americans support a public option, yet special interests can still derail
this critical piece of healthcare reform.
"We are on the side of quality, affordable health care for everyone, and we are against turning over health care reform to the insurance companies and lobbyists who got us into this mess to begin with. We need to educate the press and the public that the protesters are aligned with the corporate lobbyists and insurance companies who are trying to stop reform." Pat Mc Coy, HCAN
What can you do to bring about real health care reform?
Phone Bank For Health Care Reform! Arrange a phone banking event from your home, office, or local coffee shop. We need to call constituents in Blue Dog districts, to contact their legislators to support President Obama's Health Care Plan.
Please list your event or check on mybarackobama.com under Events.
Call Sen. Kay Hagan 1-877-852-9462 or 919-856-4630. Senator Hagan appears to be backing away from her commitment to a robust and honest public option administered and available nationwide on day 1. See her editorial 8/2/09: What I want In Health Care Reform By Sen. Kay Hagan www.charlotteobserver.com Charlotte Observer Op-Ed
Call Rep. David Price 919-967-7924 and ask him to suppport the Progressive Caucus letter which calls for a robust and honest public option offered and administered nationally.
Join OC3 Healthcare Group and get involved in local organizing to bring about real healthcare reform, which includes a public insurance option offered and administered nationwide and available to everyone on day one.
Contact Susan Siegel at firstname.lastname@example.org or subscribe to the mailing list at: email@example.com
Bill Moyers Interview with Wendell Potter (aired on 7.10.09) explaining why he left his successful career as the head of Public Relations for CIGNA, one of the nation's largest insurers, and decided to speak out against the industry. "I didn't intend to [speak out], until it became really clear to me that the industry is resorting to the same tactics they've used over the years, and particularly back in the early '90s, when they were leading the effort to kill the Clinton plan." http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/07102009/profile.html
Americans deserve the right to choose their own health- care. Congress must allow universal availability of a public health- care option like Medicare. Limiting choice to for-profit insurance only is the same broken healthcare system we have right now.
Capitalism thrives on competition. A public health-care option would bring new competition into the market driving lower prices and incentives for better service and care.
There is no need to create something new or unfamiliar to the American people. Americans already know about for-profit insurance and they know about Medicare. We need to make a public option like Medicare available to all Americans.
WHAT CAN YOU DO NOW?
legislators and urge them to support a public option