Sunday, July 01, 2007

if you're pissed about healthcare in this country

Here's a way to take action. contains links and suggestions for actions we can all take to address this issue now. Join the campaign to pass HR676, the US National Health Insurance Act currently in Congress. Sign the Petition to support HR676. Lobby your members of Congress. Write a letter to the editor. Speak out about the single payer solution. You can do it all right there. There's great information, too, at Physicians for a National Health Program, a resource supported by commenter Debbi and her physician husband. Education, action, revolution. We can make it happen.

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Blogger Debbi said...

Do your elected officials there in Oklahoma support HR676? I've written to mine, who don't. They are so clearly in the pockets of big business that I'm surprised they call themselves Democrats.

Thanks for speaking out, and I agree with all your commenters yesterday about submitting your post as an op-ed piece to major papers around the country.

July 02, 2007 4:20 AM  
Anonymous lynette said...

Oh Debbi, Inhofe and Coburn. Um, no. No support for any good government enterprise. We all need to speak out, speak out, speak out. I haven't heard it yet, but I have no doubt the talking heads are going to start the spin any moment now. There's no spin to it, in my view. It's a fact that our system is broken and it's a fact that we need something new.

July 02, 2007 8:13 AM  
Anonymous tater said...

Thanks for providing the link, I wrote my rep, but he is just another clownish rethuglican in the pockets of the corporations. While on the topic of rethuglicans, how do you feel about our lovely, compassionate, Supreme Court? The subject of your previous "A" word should be Scalia, IMHO.

July 02, 2007 8:24 AM  
Anonymous lynette said...

Tater, I am despondent about the Supreme Court, of course. Tank sent that little linkie thing and told me to cheer up, but honestly, I can't find anything to cheer up about. The rightwing assault on the Supreme Court has worked and is now on a path to destroy this country. So hopeless, and now I find out we can't move to Canada because of Mike's health problems. Sigh.

July 02, 2007 8:49 AM  
Blogger Red7Eric said...

Well, not to be a broken record, but ... as a citizen of the United States who just happens to reside in the District of Columbia, I have no voting representation in Congress to write to. So ... thanks for doing this on my behalf; wish I could join you.

July 02, 2007 8:50 AM  
Anonymous lynette said...

real estate's cheap in tulsa, eric ~ hahahaha!!!! then you, too, could be represented by inhofe and coburn.

July 02, 2007 9:08 AM  
Anonymous Michele said...

We the people need to wake up ... so that it's just not words ...

“Somewhere in our growing up we began to be aware of the meaning of days and with that awareness came the birth of patriotism. July Fourth is the birthday of our nation. I believed as a boy, and believe even more today, that it is the birthday of the greatest nation on earth... In recent years, however, I’ve come to think of that day as more than just the birthday of a nation. It also commemorates the only true philosophical revolution in all history. Oh, there have been revolutions before and since ours. But those revolutions simply exchanged one set of rules for another. Ours was a revolution that changed the very concept of government. Let the Fourth of July always be a reminder that here in this land, for the first time, it was decided that man is born with certain God-given rights; that government is only a convenience created and managed by the people, with no powers of its own except those voluntarily granted to it by the people. We sometimes forget that great truth, and we never should. Happy Fourth of July.”

July 02, 2007 9:57 AM  

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