Joined: 15 Dec 2007
|Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:20 pm Post subject: healthcare petition
|So, this thing seems worthwhile.
|Howard Dean wrote:
|If 250,000 of you sign this petition, I will personally deliver it to Congress.
Here's our message to Congress: "Give America a choice. We support health care reform that allows individual Americans to choose either a universally available public health care option like Medicare or for-profit private insurance. A public option is the only way to guarantee health care for all Americans and its inclusion is non-negotiable. Any legislation without the choice of a public option is only insurance reform and not the health care reform America needs."
The fight is heating up over whether or not to include the public health insurance option. This is going to be the biggest fight in the debate over health care reform. It would take the power away from the private insurance companies that have driven up costs and denied coverage for years—and they're dead set against it.
Especially given everything they discuss here:
Just thought some of you hippies/socialists/communists/democrats/liberals/former-disease-and-society-in-america-students might be interested.