Thursday, May 21, 2009

Health Care Reform

Here I am, back on my soapbox again. This is my last gasp because the powers that be are taking up the issue of reforming health care now. If we don't get it right this time there may not be another chance in my lifetime.

Please take the time to listen to Bill Moyers Journal tonight on this very important issue. Check your local PBS station for time. If you are going out this evening you might want to tape this very important show for later viewing. After you have listened, please contact your representatives and make your support for the single-payer system known. We must not let the insurance and pharmaceutical industries win this time.

Sidney M. Wolfe, M.D., acting president of Public Citizen and director of its Health Research Group, will be a guest tomorrow night, Fri., May 22, on the award-winning PBS program "Bill Moyers Journal."

The discussion will center on the latest developments in the fiery national debate on health care reform. Dr. Wolfe will explain how the single-payer solution is the only possible way to achieve the ultimate goal of true universal health care and discuss the sources of opposition to this.

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Betty said...

Thanks for the info. I'll watch Moyers tonight.

Chancy said...

I did not get to watch Moyers last night. I hope you can post the information from the show.

Looking to the Stars said...

Darlene, will try to catch it. thanks for keeping us posted :)

Tabor said...

Darlene, you are a good citizen for all of us for whom health care is very very important. (And that is everyone.)

Darlene said...

*Betty - I hope you watched it. Dr. Wolfe said the same things I have been ranting about for ages, only he said it much better.

*Chancy - It was an hour long show and I think you can read about it on the PBS web site. I will check later.

*Looking to the Stars - I hope you saw it.

*Tabor - You are right. Even if you are happy with your health care now it could disappear in the blink of an eye under the current system. Every one should pay attention.

kenju said...

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June Saville said...

Hi DARLENE - good to meet you.
I see you're doing your bit to raise awareness of health issues - that's one of my barrows too. Not because I'm an oldie prone to sickness at 72, but because it's so important for society generally.

I have heard over the years how difficult it is if you are not a wealthy person in the US of A once you become ill. I'm so pleased for you all that things may at last begin to change. We do have a reasonable health scheme here - but with improvements needed too.

Thanks for dropping into the 70 Plus and Still Kicking virtual art gallery opening. We are having great fun ...
June in Oz