Bill Moyers ended last Friday’s hour with an impassioned plea to Barry Obama. Health care is not an option. It is a requirement. Bill suggested going witha an idea that Josh over at TPM put forward: Offer Medicare to evryone under 65. You’d have to pay for it. It wouldn’t be impossible to figure out a subsidy schedule for those who couldn’t afford to pay. Every American understands Medicare. The problem is most Americans are too dumb to understand that Medicare is government health care. And it works.
It’s almost too simple, too obvious and too effective to implement.
1-202-456-1111. That’d be the WH switchboard. Call it.
Call your rep at their district offices and their DC offices. You can google them. Same goes for your senators – or senator in my case; Teddy’s passed through the veil.
Fax them. The paper industry will love you for that one.
E-mail them and be sure to ask for a response.
If you have extra time then bombard the hold-outs not in your state or district. Google a business in their district and use that address and “Ima Madzhell”. We need a firestorm to cdounteract the August mind share the wingnuts got with their town halls and death panels.
Today is the first work day after the last big summer weekend. The elected people and the K St things will all be back in DC.
The real battle begins today. This is the only chance you will ever get in your lifetime for universal health care. It’s now or never and it begins today.