A crack in the Senate's wall of silence on single payer
My local single-payer activist sends some happy news: Dr. Margaret Flowers of PNHP has been invited by Sen. Kennedy's office to testify at the Senate Hearing on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) on Thursday, June 11 at 3:00.
So, as she says, we can update the latest Healthcare-NOW! action alert: contact Sen. Kennedy's office (Phone: 202-224-4543 - Fax: 202-224-2417) and let them know we are glad to hear Dr. Margaret Flowers has been invited to testify on behalf of national single-payer healthcare reform and that we expect single-payer advocates to continue to have a seat at the table in meetings and senate hearings on health care reform.
I would have selected "Department of the Cautiously Optimistic Dance" if we had that category. We have advanced one step: they can no longer pretend we have no right to a voice. But a voice is not a vote. We have to keep the pressure on. The smell of burning hair is everywhere.