Monday, August 17, 2009

It's time to march in favor of REAL health care reform!

I saw in the news today that it looks like Obama is backing away from a public provider option for health care reform. I find this very distressing! For many reasons, meaningful health care reform is not possible without a public option (sorry – health care cooperatives just don’t cut it!)

It’s time for a March On Washington by anyone who has ever been denied coverage (either health or disability), been denied service by an insurer, has a pre-existing condition, or simply can't afford health care insurance. (That makes about 100% of the American public, doesn’t it?) If the Democratic outliers in Congress won't do the right thing and support a public option for fear of political fallout, it's time to give them political cover by visibly demonstrating that MEANINGFUL reform is what most Americans want! Obama's election made that mandate clear.

I’m sick of the wingnuts dictating the terms of the health care debate. It’s time for a March On Washington in favor of real reform. Push your friends, neighbors and any activists you know to support a March On Washington in favor of MEANINGFUL health care reform! The time for universal, cost-effective health care is now!

American health care today is an international embarrassment and a disgrace.