Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Finance Committee passed the Baucus health care bill.
What a disappointment. No public health insurance plan. No universal coverage. No real price controls. Billions of taxpayer dollars for insurance companies.
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The U.S. health system has left 46 million Americans uninsured.  45,000 people die every year due to lack of insurance.  Insurance companies deny coverage to thousands more when they actually get sick. And insurance is simply too expensive for millions of people and businesses.
The Baucus bill solves none of those problems.
By contrast, Medicare is so efficient that it could insure all Americans for the same amount of money that we now give to private corporations. 
Under such a single-payer system, you still get to choose your doctor… except without a profiteering insurance corporation standing between you and your health care.
Will you ask Congress to support real reform — in terms they can understand?
(1) “Income, poverty and health insurance coverage in the United States: 2008.” Census Bureau, September 10, 2009.
(2) “Harvard study finds nearly 45,000 excess deaths annually linked to lack of health coverage.” Physicians for a National Health Program, September 18, 2009.
(3) “Single payer system cost?” Physicians for a National Health Program.