Pelosi aide begs for our faxes on single payer -- send a fax for FREE right now
[I'm going to leave this stickied for now. Let's make sure Pelosi's fax runs out of paper again first thing Monday morning. --lambert]
My local single payer activist passes along the following:
It appears that Congressional leaders are being deliberately dismissive of single-payer to the point of ludicrous statements. It's like they have put their fingers in their ears and are yelling "I can't hear you, I can't hear you." Here they are in all their Congressional member glory:
Baucus a few days ago: "Everything BUT single payer is on the table. Single payer is off the table."
Pelosi: "In our caucus, over and over again, we hear single payer, single payer, single payer. Well, it's not going to be a single payer."
Pelosi's aide: "Where are the phone calls, e-mails and faxes in support of single-payer? Speaker Pelosi has been in favor of single-payer for a long time. Now make us do it."
OK. We are up to the challenge. He wants to see the faxes. Let's break their damn fax machines with the faxes.
You can send a fax right now to Pelosi, Baucus, the aide and the White House.
Send one now and send another in a few minutes. Give them enough faxes that they have to run get more paper (or electronic ink, as the case may be.) Then when they have received all of these, we will do it again. And again. And we will print them out and dump them on Pelosi's office desk.
So let them see what happens when they ask for faxes. Then maybe they will have to take their fingers out of their ears.
Clark Newhall MD JD
Physician & Attorney
Law Office at
57 W. 200 South, Suite 101
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
I sent my first fax just now.
From the same source, I see PNHP's David Himmelstein managed to get heard by the House subcommittee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; his bottom line:
While reforms that maintain a major role for private insurers may seem politically expedient, they are economically and medically nonsensical.