Monday, August 31, 2009

Tell Your Rep. to Vote for Anthony Weiner's Single Payer Amendment (HR676)

Finally it's almost time for the vote on Anthony Weiner's Single-Payer Amendment (HR 676) to HR 3200. The last month of debate over health care reform was so idiotic as to be unfit for coverage by the National Inquirer, but, hey, welcome to America. As I recall we had the same moronic Jerry Springer kind of debate last decade, but on the subject of welfare reform. If we get the same kind of health care reform that poor moms and children got with welfare reform, well, empires always fall. At any rate, those who haven't yet thrown up their hands in despair and given up the fight might want to urge their Congress members to vote for the Weiner Single-Payer Amendment in the name of a little hope for saving the health of a very sick nation.

Physicians for a National Health Program offer the letter:

Dear Representative,

I write to urge your support for the Weiner Single-Payer Amendment to HR 3200, which will receive a floor vote in September. The Weiner amendment would replace Division A of HR 3200 with the text of HR 676, the “U.S. National Health Care Act,” sponsored by Rep. John Conyers. This would effectively transform HR 3200 into single-payer legislation. Single-payer is a superior reform to HR 3200 in many ways: * Single payer would provide universal and comprehensive coverage for all medically necessary services. . .

"Come, come, my conservative friend, wipe the dew off your spectacles, and see that the world is moving."
-Elizabeth Cady Stanton