Remember— teach it— celebrate it.
Start with 1776…
Alabama politics: Which is more apt?
h/t Raw Story
All you Death Panel subscribers: It is amazing to what lengths some will go to help protect their health insurance companies.
CROSS BORDER MEDICAL INCIDENT
h/t Organizing Notes
Then, again, how far are you willing to go for the only sane healthcare “reform”?
Health Care or Insurance Care? It’s Time to Respond!
The health care decision-making process in Washington is horribly tainted by the campaign contributions of insurance and pharmaceutical interests. Under the pay-to-play system health care becomes insurance care, the public option shrinks to irrelevance, the choice we are left: What kind of private, for-profit insurance do you want? This is not acceptable. We must respond now, and not settle for a plan which subsidizes insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies and sets the stage for the privatization of Medicare. We want Health Care for all the people, Medicare for All, which is exactly what the bill John Conyers and I wrote, HR 676, accomplishes. And the only way we will achieve it is to organize and take action in our communities to effect real change at a state and national level. Let us initiate immediately an action plan to intervene and provide health care for all:
I need your help to initiate this action. If you believe, as I do, that we can and must begin a new long-term state-by-state grassroots effort to create a single-payer, not-for-profit health care system, please contribute now at Kucinich.us
Let me guess… you still have insurance through work (or your spouse’s work) and you have nothing to worry about because they will continue to cover you… right?
According to The Economic Policy Institute, that security may be premature. There has been a steady decline (5%) of employer based health insurance since 2000 (this figure is based off of 2007 numbers, which will be higher now). September 10th will be the day for the new report and I am willing to bet that declines will tap down near the 55% realm.
There will be a day of reckoning when those of you who have insurance provided by your employer will not be so spoiled and realize how hard it is for low income and small business owners to survive. The others of you that have never experienced any sort of ailment that cost significant money and are still not paying because you are gaming the system… it won’t work. There are a million things that can make that strategy fall on its face and on to my back to pay, since you can’t and won’t.