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A Healthcare Action Pile On

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Via SarahLee, and over at dKos:

First:

Listen to the Thom Hartmann Show on today. During the first hour, Thom will talk with Senator Bernie Sanders, who was a cosponsor of H.R. 676 when he was in the House. During the second and third hours, Thom will talk about how we can get single payer through Congress. And he'll ask everyone to do two things on Friday:

Call Congressman James Clyburn and ask him to whip his colleagues for H.R. 676: (202) 225-3315.

Call your own Congress Member and ask them to cosponsor and promote H.R. 676: (202) 224-3121.

You can also help by signing the Healthcare Not Warfare petition.

A lot more info here...

And just so's they knows exactly what you are talking about:

Also, ask your Senators to support the senate equivalent. I don't know the numbers or name of any senate version?

As Ct Bob pointed out before:

When I interviewed Chris Murphy, I referred to a bunch of bills by number, many of which he personally SPONSORED, and he didn't know what I was talking about. But when I used the common name for the bill (like "The Transportation Bill") he knew exactly what I was talking about.

The name of the bill, as well as the number, is very important. Not just as a talking point or frame but so they know exactly what bill you are talking about.

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Submitted by jawbone on

of the article "Sick in the Head" in the February issue of Harper’s, Luke Mitchell--who says it’s likely that the U.S. still won’t get the health care system it needs. Depressing, yeah.

Author noted that the "free market" system bruited about re: healthcare insurance really is a simalucrum, used to permit those making money on the insurance to continue to make money. Alas.

Plus, subscription required for the Harper's article. Your local library can be your friend in need.

First segment on the Leonard Lopate Show on WNYC, audio available later today.