Dennis Kucinich is demonstrating his leadership again by calling for “The Medicare Public Option”, the proposal to allow people under 65 to buy into Medicare, to be passed in reconciliation of the current health care bill.
Please step forward now yourself now to help Dennis get a new radio spot on the air IMMEDIATELY to advocate for this issue.
Though as originally introduced on the House floor, Representative Alan Grayson did not expressly ask that the Medicare You Can Buy Into Act (HR4789) be passed immediately, in reconciliation of the current Senate health care bill, he has since suggested that he is interested in this, and there is already a movement growing to do exactly that.
Dennis Kucinich has a new radio spot on this issue ready to go:
And here is the transcript:
“Hi, this is Dennis Kucinich, on REAL health reform. We all know what really needs to be done, to expand what’s REALLY working, which is Medicare, in a way that makes common sense, and is fiscally sound. That’s why I’M pushing for an up or down vote on The Medicare Public Option, to give people younger than age 65 the OPTION to buy into Medicare, at a fair price, if they WANT to. I don’t KNOW what the rest of Congress is going to do, I just want you to know, that as YOUR representative I’m fighting so that you can have a REAL DEAL. I’m Dennis Kucinich, and I approved this message.”
Dear Friends and Activists,
We have dramatic breaking news!
Dennis Kucinich is calling for Congress to pass, in reconciliation of
the health care bill, the proposal to allow people younger than 65 to
buy into Medicare, which is being called “The Medicare Public
Option”. And in a matter of hours he will have a new radio spot ready
to go calling for just that.
We need to do everything we can to support this valiant and truly
progressive man in his quest for true reform for US. The transcript
of the new radio spot is already posted on the page below, and we
will have the actual audio up in a matter of hours, probably by the
time you read this.
New Kucinich Radio Spot:
Tomorrow Dennis is traveling to Cleveland WITH the President, and we
want these spots on the air and running in Cleveland so that
President Obama can hear them while he is in town, and know just how
serious the people are about real reform. We want The Medicare Public
Please make a donation of any amount you can, to empower this 11th
hour push to give YOU the OPTION of access to the economical and
efficient Medicare system at a fair price.
Though as originally introduced on the House floor, Representative
Alan Grayson did not expressly ask that the Medicare You Can Buy Into
Act (HR4789) be passed immediately, he has since suggested that he is
interested in this, and there is already a movement growing to do
exactly that, with Dennis Kucinich providing critical leadership.
Dennis was viciously attacked last week by some who we THOUGHT were
our progressive friends, calling for him to be removed from office
just because he would not dishonor his pledge to fight for the real
deal in reform. Where in the world would we be without this
incredibly courageous man, one of the few in Congress on our side we
can count on taking a principled position and sticking to it? Please
make whatever donation you can to get these spots on the air, and to
continue to empower his brave voice which we need now more than ever.
New Kucinich Radio Spot:
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tax-deductible for federal income tax purposes.
Please take action NOW, so we can win all victories that are supposed
to be ours, and forward this alert as widely as possible.
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There IS an option that could redeem even the Senate health insurance bill in consideration, presuming we get an iron clad commitment up front that it will be done. And that is to provide that people younger than 65 should be permitted the OPTION of buying into Medicare.
This is a simple, common sense idea that nobody could justifiably oppose. Instead of cutting Medicare, which is the most economical and efficient health care program in the country, why not bring more money into Medicare and strengthen it, by giving the American people the freedom to make THAT one of their choices, regardless of any other bill that passes?
The only real public option has always been and remains Medicare. We say let “The Medicare Option” BE the public option.
The one click form below will send your personal message to all your government representatives selected below, with the subject “Let People Under 65 Buy Into Medicare.” At the same time you can send your personal comments only as a letter to the editor of your nearest local daily newspaper if you like.
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