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Jesus Would Be an Advocate for Single Payer

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Re-POST of 7/2/09, FDL

“Whatever you do to the least among us, you do unto me.”

Jesus would be an advocate for a universal Single Payer Plan. If Jesus were in the Senate today, only he and Vermont’s Bernie Sanders would be backing S 703 for Single Payer. If Jesus were in the House of Representatives, he would have 80 possible comrades on his side on this issue backing HR 676. Jesus was used to standing tall in a true moral minority. Sometimes in a minority of one.

Jesus was a messenger for truth, justice and compassion. And as what happens to most effective messengers telling serious truth to serious power, Jesus was betrayed and crucified. Jesus rose up again. Read more about Jesus Would Be an Advocate for Single Payer

Why Obamacare Sucks

Re-POST of 1/18/11

So the interest in repealing Obamacare means some strident Republicans claim it is too unfair to corporations and want to eliminate the pathetically limited protections it offers the citizenry.

It is chock full of citizen pitfalls and corporate aggrandizements but that is not enough for the corporate overlords who want the last molecule of profit-making they can on the backs of American citizens or the Republican kabuki artists who wail just to wail because that is how they play the game. Read more about Why Obamacare Sucks

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NOW reaffirms support for single payer Medicare for All

via Healthcare-NOW!:

A report from NOW's 45th National Conference:

The National Organization for Women wrapped up its 45th National Conference in Tampa, Fla. on Sunday, June 26, setting NOW's policy and agenda for the coming year and looking toward the 2012 elections and beyond. Topping NOW's policy agenda are improved Social Security benefits for women and a "Medicare for All" single-payer health care system as the solution to our health and fiscal crisis, including supporting Sen. Bernie Sanders' American Health Security Act of 2011 (S 915).

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens ....

.... can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." (Margaret Mead). And so with the single payer bill in VT. Wendell Potter:

Shumlin undoubtedly would not have a bill to sign -- and might not even be in the governor's office -- were it not for the tireless work of a couple of determined women, Dr. Deborah Richter and Dr. Ellen Oxfeld.

I met both of these 50-something women when I was in Vermont earlier this year just as the legislature was beginning to hold hearings on the bill. It didn't take me long to see why Vermont was getting so close to making history.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens ....

.... can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." (Margaret Mead). And so with the single payer bill in VT. Wendell Potter:

Shumlin undoubtedly would not have a bill to sign -- and might not even be in the governor's office -- were it not for the tireless work of a couple of determined women, Dr. Deborah Richter and Dr. Ellen Oxfeld.

I met both of these 50-something women when I was in Vermont earlier this year just as the legislature was beginning to hold hearings on the bill. It didn't take me long to see why Vermont was getting so close to making history.

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Medicare for All Baby

If I were in charge of strategy for the Medicare for All movement (never say the scary word single payer, say Medicare for All) I would chose this moment for an email blast asking people to write a letter to the editor in support of HR 676 (which now has 41 co-sponsors)

Want a Democratic response to Ryan? How about Medicare for All baby? Read more about Medicare for All Baby

Medicare for all (HR 676) rises again

Here's the announcement, but I don't, unfortunately, see it at Conyers's own website. This time we're starting out with 25 cosponsors, including Pittsburgh's own Mike Doyle. The game's not over.

Vermont and California are making notable state-level efforts, too. However, Margaret Flowers says the Vermont proposal is not true single payer, as it would leave out those currently on Medicare or Medicaid. Read more about Medicare for all (HR 676) rises again

Why Obamacare Sucks & How Corporate Greed, Politicians' Betrayal, & Most Citizens' Myopic Cronyism Screwed America

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So the interest in repealing Obamacare means some strident Republicans claim it is too unfair to corporations and want to eliminate the pathetically limited protections it offers the citizenry.

It is chock full of citizen pitfalls and corporate aggrandizements but that is not enough for the corporate overlords who want the last molecule of profit-making they can on the backs of American citizens or the Republican kabuki artists who wail just to wail because that is how they play the game. Read more about Why Obamacare Sucks & How Corporate Greed, Politicians' Betrayal, & Most Citizens' Myopic Cronyism Screwed America

Being alive is a pre-existing condition

Reuters:

Up to half in U.S. have pre-existing conditions: study
As many as 129 million Americans under age 65 have medical problems putting them at risk of being rejected by insurance companies or having to pay more for coverage, according to a U.S. government study reported by the Washington Post on Tuesday.

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Massachusetts physicians reject Dem's health "care" "reform" -- from the left!

Today's PHNP press release:

For the first time the Massachusetts Medical Society has asked doctors what they think about health reform in its annual “Physician Workforce Survey” of 1,000 practicing physicians in the state, and the results may strike some as surprising.

A plurality of the physician respondents, 34 percent, picked single-payer health reform as their preferred model of reform, followed by 32 percent who favored a private-public insurance mix with a public option buy-in. Seventeen percent voted for the pre-reform status quo, including the permissibility of insurers offering low-premium, high-deductible health plans.

CA HCR pre-existing conditions program has 450 applicants

with space for 20,000.

I can't imagine why people wouldn't be enthusiastic. After all, the programs are run by very well-known brands from the insurance companies! Read more about CA HCR pre-existing conditions program has 450 applicants

Americans think HCR doesn't go far enough by two to one

An AP poll lets the cat out of the bag. Although the right, who want to repeal Obamacare because they feel that people shouldn't be forced to buy junk insurance*, get all the coverage in the "news" and the "opinion" columns, Americans who think HCR doesn't do enough outnumber the right by two to one (2 to 1: II to I; 11 to 01).

And that's why Opologists and career "progressives" suck harder then their mother's Hoover ever did:

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Mad as Hell Doctors, Venice, CA

On Sunday, Oct. 3, the group will appear from 1 to 3 p.m. in an interactive event that is free and open to the public at Mishkon Tephilo, 206 Main St., Venice.

The event is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Health Care for All-California and Physicians for a National Health Program. Read more about Mad as Hell Doctors, Venice, CA

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