Health Care or Insurance Care? A Call to Action from Dennis Kucinich

( – promoted by buhdydharma )

Dennis Kucinich is still in there trying, yelling, pushing, calling all of us to action.  Let’s make sure to answer his call.  Please take the actions he recommends:

Health Care or Insurance Care? It’s Time to Respond!

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Dear Friends,

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:

1)On-line petition. Please contact your lists, your family and friends. Please sign the petition for a single payer system. I will deliver the petitions directly to your Congressperson.

2)Petition to download, print and circulate among friends and neighbors – including an instruction sheet.

3)A National Health Care for All Conference Call from Washington, DC, at 10 pm EDT, Thursday, September 10th at 1-800-230-1096. Join us, so that we can discuss our new beginning and ways in which we can all help. Pre-registration is necessary in order to reserve sufficient phone lines. Please RSVP here. When you call in and the operator asks, “what conference call?” tell the operator, “Health Care for All.”

4)Health Care Meet-Ups. Coming Thursday September 10 2009.

5)Tell A Friend. Every email forwarded will make a difference? Please use the “Forward Email” link below to circulate up to 5 emails at a time to your friends.

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

Thank you.

Sincerely.

This came as an e-mail, so I don’t have a link.  But it should be easy to find at Kucinich’s site.

Thanks for keepin’ on keepin’ on.  Never give up.  As the spiritual says, “We shall overcome some day!”    

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    • dharmasyd on September 8, 2009 at 9:29 pm
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    …one more time for Dennis, Single Payer, and Righteousness!

    • Edger on September 8, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Whereas, Universal Health Care was proposed by President Teddy Roosevelt in 1912; and

    Whereas today, nearly 100 years later, 47 million Americans are uninsured and another 50 million are underinsured bringing great social and economic harm to the American family; and

    Whereas, HR 676, authored by Congressmen John Conyers and Dennis Kucinich provides for Medicare for All, a universal, single payer, not-for-profit health care system which means the end of premiums, copays and deductibles; and

    Whereas we are already paying for a universal standard of care but are not getting it because one of every three dollars in the health care system goes to the activities of the for-profit insurance system; and

    Whereas HR676 firmly establishes health care as a Civil Right, consistent with the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States and Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution which defines a purpose of government “to promote the General Welfare,” now therefore,

    I HEREBY EXPRESS MY STRONG SUPPORT FOR HR676, SINGLE PAYER HEALTH CARE, AND THE PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMIC JUSTICE FOR WHICH IT STANDS:

    Sign here: A PETITION ESTABLISHING HEALTH CARE AS A CIVIL RIGHT

  1. Yes.

    Would I/do I support decent health care for all

    Absolutely BUT

    At this time,with this congress,taking recent history into consideration plus the Illuminati agenda and ancient Hopi indian prophecies anything “we” are going to “get” will most definitively by evil.

  2. Thanks for bringing our “rock” to our attention once again.  Kucinich is THERE and doesn’t miss!!!!!

    Signed the petition with some blurb — well, actually, quite a bit of blurb!

  3. and, most probably, deliberately.  You know, big PhRMA’s got its nose in there, big time!

    This, from Stephen Lendeman:

    Martial Law Alert Over Swine Flu

    By Stephen Lendman

    Fact check:

    –no Swine Flu threat exists;

    –reported H1N1 infections and deaths are uncorroborated;

    –WHO predicting a global pandemic affecting “as many as two billion people….over the next two years” is falsified hype unless a diabolical depopulation scheme (by vaccines or other means) plans to create one;

    –vaccines don’t protect against diseases they’re designed to prevent and often cause them;

    –all vaccines contain harmful toxins, including mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol (antifreeze), and squalene adjuvants that weaken and can destroy the human immune system, making it vulnerable to many annoying to life-threatening illnesses; and

    –evidence suggests that the H1N1 strain was bioengineered in a US laboratory, and the vaccines being produced for it are extremely hazardous and potentially lethal.

    Under no circumstances should anyone submit to them even if threatened with fines, quarantine, or incarceration.

    Government and PhRMA Are Enemies, Not Protectors. . . . .

    Worth everyone’s time to read (take particular note of the cost of the flu shots and you need TWO, not ONE).

    • dharmasyd on September 9, 2009 at 5:20 am
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    …send thanks for the bump buhdy!

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