Let’s support Medicare for all and get H. R. 4789 passed! [Updated]

(noon. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

Update: This writer hasn’t had the opportunity to listen to progressive radio consistently as of late, but have sent e-mail messages to the Thom Hartmann Show, the Norman Goldman Show, the Randi Rhodes Show and the Mike Malloy Show. These messages include a note of thanks if they have already covered this story and encouragement to provide some airtime for this bill if they have not yet done so.

The Ed Schultz Show interviewed Alan Grayson today between the 30 and 45 minute mark of the first hour. If interested, you can go to here, where you can find links to a live or tape delayed feed on various stations about the country.

Once this writer receives an e-mail response from his representative, this article will be further updated. Stay tuned!

H. R. 4789 is so simple and makes so much sense that corporate Dems will stumble all over themselves trying to sweep this pesky bill under the rug and pretend it doesn’t exist. This bill is only four pages long and within two days has gained at least 50 co-sponsors as well as more than 25,000 signatures on a mass e-mail petition.

Would you like the option of buying into Medicare at any age, at cost?  This bill, if passed, would not require even one cent from taxpayers.  War hawks should be reassured since this bill would not divert a single penny from funding dedicated to blowing up innocent people on the other side of the globe.    

Rep. Grayson eloquently explains this bill on the video that follows…

The site to sign the related petition can be found here.  

Since the corporate media will bury this story, we need to notify everyone we know, even those friends, relatives and acquaintances who reside on the other end of the political spectrum. A bill such as this should be politically neutral, at least in a rational world. How could anyone in their right mind not support a bill allowing any U. S. citizen to buy into Medicare at cost, that is, unless their entire retirement savings is concentrated in a portfolio of health care companies?

This writer is attempting to contact his U. S. Representative, who says he’s a Democrat, but is actually a Demopublican or a Republocrat.  My representive would probably be misleadingly referred to as a “Centrist”, which raises the question, if he (and Baucus, Nelson, Lincoln, Bayh, etc.) are Centrists, then who, exactly, are the other Dems who are more further from the left than these turncoats?  If truth in advertising regulations were to apply, the term “Centrist” would refer to a so-called Democrat who would philosophically reside at the center of the opposing party.  

Conveniently, this Representative’s line is busy, although callers are prompted to leave a voice mail message or send an e-mail. This writer will keep trying to reach someone live on the other end and request a written response to the question as to whether he is willing to become a co-sponsor of this bill and/or whether he would be willing to vote in its favor.

Sorry, this essay is not as well written as it should be, however, it seemed that getting this message out as soon as possible was more important that submitting a masterpiece an English professor would love.

“The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in times of great moral crises maintain their neutrality” — Dante Alighieri


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  1. Let’s get it done!

    • dkmich on March 17, 2010 at 11:17

    so called democratic process after two years of Obama and 30 years of Reagan?  The system is hopelessly corrupt.  

    I kicked politics only to be brought back by Howard Dean and blogs.  Well it was a good try, but it failed.  I am dropping back out, and I refuse to play their game anymore.  

  2. article and explanation of the simplicity of his bill.  I had fully intended to do so, myself, until seeing your diary.*

    My visit to my Congressman’s District Office, actually, had stemmed from Cong. Grayson’s bill — I wanted to see what kind of reaction I would get on that, in particular, as well the whole issue, in general.  

    I think about a week or so ago, either on Ed Schultz’s show, or Thom Hartmann’s, some caller or Cong. (can’t recall) had wondered why Cong. Grayson’s bill and Kucinich’s Amendment allowing States the right to choose single-payer, could not simply be put forth to the Senate for a vote to see, at least, if there would be sufficient votes to include those bills in the health care reform bill.  To me, that was a good idea, but even that thought seemed to have been ignored.  

    Signatures are now at 35048, on Cong. Grayson’s bill.

    (*haven’t a great deal of time these days)

  3. Don’t think country western music plays all that well here, but Bob Wickline is a dedicated activist and a great entertainer.  I had the privilege of meeting and chatting with him during a health care rally last year in the Puget Sound area.  He’s a great guy, writes some clever lyrics and has a talent for energizing a crowd.

    This was just posted on youtube the day before yesterday and will take less than two minutes of your time.

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