Health Care or Insurance Care – Take Your Pick by Dennis Kucinich

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Sept 10, 2009

Kucinich Responds To Obama’s Address To Congress

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September 09, 2009

Correspondent Jack Rice speaks with Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) following President Obamas address to Congress. Distributed by Tubemogul.

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From an email from Dennis Kucinich

Health Care or Insurance Care – Take Your Pick

Dear Friends,

A National Health Care for All Conference Call from Washington, DC, at 10 pm EDT, today, Thursday, September 10th at 1-800-230-1096
. Join us, so that we can discuss a new beginning for “Health Care For All” and ways in which we can all help. Pre-registration is necessary in order to reserve sufficient phone lines. Please RSVP here. When you call in and the operator asks, “what conference call?” tell the operator, “Health Care for All.”

The President’s health care policy speech was brilliant but when you get into the details another picture emerges. Unfortunately, at this point, the proposal outlined last night is the ultimate corporate giveaway. It’s not health care, it’s insurance care. As many as thirty million new customers for an insurance industry which makes money not providing health care. The only way this country will see true health is by investing in real health care. That is the essence of HR676, the single payer bill.

The President opened his speech speaking of how we have solved the economic crisis – how? By rewarding those who caused the crash! Is this the way we solve the health care crisis? Rewarding the insurance companies? Helping insurance and pharmaceutical stock to soar, propping up markets while skimping on health care? The very same system which caused the health care crisis is being rewarded with the guarantee of tens of millions of new customers mandated – by law – to have health care. The latest plan rewards the very companies that have denied treatment, denied care, denied drug coverage while their profits grow daily.

The only way this country will see true sustainable economic recovery is through investment in the real economy, priming the pump through job creation. The only way this country will see true health is by investing in real health care.

The “public option” has been relegated to insignificance. What we will now get is yet another “private option”, not a public option, because single-payer is “off the table.” We the people deserve better. We have been faced with general warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan – multi-trillion dollar ballouts for arms merchants, $12 trillion in bailouts for Wall Street, bailouts to coal and nuclear industries, and now proposed huge subsidies for the insurance and pharmaceutical industries. What’s wrong with this picture? Everything!

Please join our national conference call tonight at 1-800-230-1096. Contribute to the start up. Join the movement. Sign the online petition. We must organize for the long term success of a state and national single payer movement. I need your help to initiate this action. If you believe, as I do, that we can and must begin a new long-term state-by-state grassroots effort to create a single-payer, not-for-profit health care system, please contribute now at Kucinich.us

Let us act now and initiate a Health Care for All action plan.

  1. A National Health Care for All Conference Call from Washington, DC, at 10 pm EDT, Thursday, September 10th at 1-800-230-1096. Join us, so that we can discuss our new beginning and ways in which we can all help. Pre-registration is necessary in order to reserve sufficient phone lines. Please RSVP here. When you call in and the operator asks, “what conference call?” tell the operator, “Health Care for All.”
  2. Health Care Meet-Ups. A resource to organize people around the single payer option.
  3. On-line petition. Please contact your lists, your family and friends. Please sign the petition for a single payer system. I will deliver the petitions directly to your Congressperson.
  4. Petition to download, print and circulate among friends and neighbors – including an instruction sheet.
  5. Tell A Friend. Every email forwarded will make a difference? Please use the “Forward Email” link below to circulate up to 5 emails at a time to your friends.

I need your help to initiate this action. If you believe, as I do, that we can and must begin a new long-term state-by-state grassroots effort to create a single-payer, not-for-profit health care system, please contribute now at Kucinich.us

Thank you.

Sincerely.
Dennis

see

Cowed Barry (Obama, that is) by Ed Ciaccio

Riz Khan: The battle for US healthcare – Is healthcare really a right or a privilege?

Obama’s Speech To Congress: The Public Option + Health Reform Speech + transcript

A New Movement: Health Care as a Civil Right by Dennis Kucinich

Dennis Kucinich: HR676 Medicare for all! + Countdown: Lawrence O’Donnell

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