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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

What do we want? Universal single payer health CARE!

TELL RON KIND THAT WE WANT
SINGLE PAYER UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE!


APRIL 13

4:30 TO 6:00 P.M.

VALHALLA, CARTWRIGHT CENTER

UW-LA CROSSE

1741 STATE STREET

Tell Ron Kind: CO-SPONSOR and PASS HR 676 -
The United States National Healthcare Insurance Act


It's amazing that the insurance companies and their lobbyists have such a hold on our politicians that even at the Obama health care "summit" in March, those who represented a single payer, universal health care plan were at first excluded entirely, then allowed admittance but virtually ignored.

The facts are undeniable. According to Physicians for a National Health Program, administration consumes at least 31% of U.S. health care spending. The administrative costs of the Medicare program are around 3%.

For the whole picture, download and read the extensive Single Payer/Medicare for All - An Economic Stimulus Plan for the Nation.

If we don't push now for a health CARE (NOT INSURANCE) program that covers everyone for basic and necessary services, we will be stuck with a crushingly expensive welfare program for insurance companies (can you say Medicare Part D?) for a long tie to come.

And every week you will be invited to attend a silent auction, spaghetti dinner or some other fundraiser for a friend, relative, neighbor or co-worker who is seriously ill but has no insurance. If this doesn't make you boiling mad, you should not be visiting this blog!

(And please GET WELL SOON, Guy!)