HEALTH CARE REFORM IN DANGER!!!

Health care reform is in trouble in the Senate.

Conservatives in Congress, including some Democrats, are trying to kill Obama’s public health insurance option not by opposing it outright, but by pushing weak half-measures and calling them “public plans.”1 The latest is a proposal for small, regional “co-ops” that would have no chance of competing against insurance companies to bring costs down.2

If we act immediately, we have a good shot at defeating ploys like the “co-op.” The key is to make it clear that we support a strong public health insurance option and lay out exactly what that means.

Click below and we’ll fax a flier in your name (for free!) to Sens. Nelson and Martinez that sets the bar for a strong public health insurance option. Faxes come directly into the office, so staffers are guaranteed to see them. And if enough of us send faxes, staffers will pass the flier on to their senator.

http://pol.moveon.org/fax?tg=FSFL_1.FSFL_2&cp_id=967&id=16427-9668693-_CQxlax&t=3

It’s up to us to remind our senators that an overwhelming majority of Americans—83%—supports a public health insurance option,3 and that weak half-measures like the “co-op” plan are no substitute for real reform.

The flier says: “A strong public health insurance option must be part of health care reform this year,” and outlines key criteria that a plan must be based upon:

  • Available to all of us: A strong public health insurance option should be available to anyone who chooses to participate. If you like your current plan, you can keep it; if you want to participate in the public health insurance plan, you can choose that.

  • A national plan with real bargaining clout: In order to truly control costs and compete with private health insurance plans, a strong public health insurance option must be available nationwide.

  • Ready on day one: Every day we wait on real reform, health care costs continue to rise. A strong public health insurance option with a broad network of providers right out of the gate is key to building a competitive program that will help control costs.

  • A truly public plan: To ensure it’s held to the highest standards of accountability, a public health insurance option must be truly publicly run—accountable and transparent to Congress and to voters.

If thousands of us send faxes to Senate offices this week, we can make sure that message is heard loud and clear. Can you fax Sens. Nelson and Martinez today? Click below and we’ll send one for you:

http://pol.moveon.org/fax?tg=FSFL_1.FSFL_2&cp_id=967&id=16427-9668693-_CQxlax&t=4

Thanks for all that you do.

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Posted on 9,30,Monday, in HEALTH CARE REFORM IN DANGER!!! and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. We will never get public health care unless we go out and agitate for it. To that end, I have declared July 18 “Single-Payer Saturday” and I am using my blog (kateskitchentable.wordpress.com) to call all interested parties out to demonstrate and make their voices heard. I have cahllenged all liberal and progressive organizations as well as the Labor unions to organize demonstrations on that day that will show our Dems that we are seriouas. Please – spread the word!!!

  2. We will definitely try, Kate, GOOD LUCK FOR US

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