Bernie Sanders on Single Payer — Take Action

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Bernie Sanders is circulating a petition advocating Single Payer.  Here’s what the good Senator has to say about it in his e-mail.  

Please read it and go to his web site and show your support for Single Payer.  We may have to settle for the fall-back position of a Public Option, but we should show them our true desires anyway.  

A PETITION TO CONGRESS

Supporting Single-Payer Health Care

Our current private health insurance system is the most costly, wasteful, complicated and bureaucratic in the world. Today, 46 million people have no health insurance. Even more are underinsured with high deductibles and co-payments. Close to 20,000 Americans die each year because they don’t have regular access to a doctor.  

The time is now for our nation to address the most profound moral and economic issue we face.  

The time is now for our country to join the rest of the industrialized world and provide cost-effective, comprehensive quality health care to every man, woman and child in our country.  

The time is now to take on the powerful special interests in the insurance and pharmaceutical industries and pass a single-payer national health care program.

Sign the petition

Tell Bernie your experience with health care and insurance.

For more background information, see my diary from a few days ago Healthcare: The Big Issue, The Big Test for Obama

We’ve got to keep pushing, keep yelling, keep demanding.  YYEELLLL!!!

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    • dkmich on June 17, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Vermont must have something different in its drinking water.  Thanks for link.  I will definately visit the site and sign his petition.  He’s about the best we’ve got.  

  1. I received that one, too, and sent it around.  I signed, as well.  I like Sanders.  Doesn’t mince words!  Cong. Conyers has a single-payer plan that many seem to like  Dr. Howard Dean also has a plan that he’s promoting.  I confess I don’t know the details of them, only that they are single payer.  In an appeasement to the healthcare greedy, Obama is against single-payer healthcare, saying that some people may want to keep their own insurance as the reason.  My concern about it all is, well, in a way what’s been going on for so long, the rich will still be paid deference and have exceedingly good care, and the poorer will get sluffed around still, even under the best of healthcare insurance circumstances.  Every enterprise in this country swiftly turns into a political/demographics sham, somehow.

    It would be nice to think that something good for all the people would actually have fruition in the best possible way.  🙂

  2. …for the f/p!

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