Sunday, November 1, 2009

Don't give up

You didn't think I would give up posting on health care reform did you?  The pharmaceutical industry has let us down by failing to manufacture enough vaccine for both the seasonal flu and the H1N1 (Swine) flu.  Yet their profits soar.  The insurance industry is frantically spending millions daily to sabotage the weakened bills that are being considered in Congress.  Now is not the time to give up.  Please keep calling your Congressmen and demanding that a strong Public Option be included in the bill.

Following is an excerpt from a Truthout editorial:


As the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) goes on estimating the percentages of Americans that will be covered by this bill or that bill, Weiner's bill stands alone in its ethical simplicity: It will cover 100 percent of the people, no CBO guessing games needed.

For now, we call on Congress to pass a bill with a "robust public option."



janinsanfran said...

I'm with you on this! We can't give up -- even if we want to. :-)

Tom Degan's Daily Rant said...

Go, Bobby, go!

Thanks for posting that, Darlene. I think your site here is wonderful.

All the best,

Tom Degan

20th Century Woman said...

I'm calling senators today. You fight the good fight, Darlene.

Grannymar said...

Keep fighting the good fight. You need to.

Darlene as you know I had a total hip replacement 7 weeks ago today. It took place in Northern Ireland (UK) through the NHS. It cost me nothing. Yes, I did say NOTHING. I am pain free, walking without crutches for over ten days now, and today, I sat into and drove my car for the first time. It felt so good I covered 25 miles. At 62 I am a senior, so all meds, X-rays, consultations, hospital stays and surgical procedures are free! It is all paid for through taxes. Is that what you want? Then fight for it. If you worked all your life and paid taxes, surely it is time for payback. It won't just happen, you have to MAKE it happen. Make plenty of noise in the right places and to the right people. Grumbling over the fence in waste of time and energy.

Darlene said...

*Janinsanfean - It gets harder to keep fighting, but many battles were won in the last few minutes.

*Tom - What a super thing for you to say. Thank you.

*20th Century Woman - Thank you for continuing to fight for the greater good.

*Grannymar - Thank you for the affirmation that we in the U. S. should have what other countries enjoy. You help stop the lies that are spread about the single payer systems in other countries.

Baino said...

It just goes on and on doesn't it? I have a conspiracy theory with pharmaceutical companies, they have no vested interest in curing disease. (Especially chronic or reoccurring conditions where they make a steady bread and butter income!) I belong to a 'non profit' Health Fund . . fancy that. They are self-sustaining and give any profit back to members as extra benefits. Sort of like a Credit Union for health. And you maintain the rage America!

Darlene said...

*Baino - I think your conspiracy theory makes sense. Big Bad Pharma has but one purpose; to make money.