Back from Bethany Beach, Delaware, and a visit with family (see pix soon on Facebook and Flickr.com and some now at QuickTakes.org), I am delving back into the healthcare struggle. After talking with my congressmember last month (pix on Flickr.com) and taking part in the Move-On vigil AND making lots of phone calls, I am still determined that something good is possible. It will take a lot of work and MORE phone calls and discussion with others to do likewise. I went to NY congressmember Anthony Weiner's website and left this message:
Dear Congressmember Weiner
Thanks for your vocal ardent support for a good healthcare plan, as defined for FireDogLake [see below] and on Rachel Maddow. PLEASE work for a consurmer-oriented one AND convince my congressmember Joe Crowley who says he's with me to come along with YOU in getting something that will really HELP middle class and working people. Single payer is BEST. A "robust public option" -- comprehensive, affordable, independent of insurance companies is the compromise. A WEAK public option that benefits the insurance companies is an ABSOLUTE NO-GO. Indeed, anything that benefits those blood suckers is a no-go.
Healthcare is a right, not a privilege and should NOT be a profit-maker Simple as that. We are talking healing and people's lives. Please keep money out of it.
I'm really impressed with what you are saying. Now, make it so!
Please continue to make phone calls to your congressmember and senators (switchboard: 202-224-3121) in support of the healthcare needs of We the People. Ruth Klein, the Button Buddha, can supply you with a good political button on the issue. Buy one from her and wear it: ButtonBuddha (@) gmail.com.