Fax your Health Insurance Bills to Congress!
If your representative is a co-sponsor of HR 676, offer your thanks, and ask them to stand firm.
Find the co-sponsors here.
This post was modified from its original form on 07 Mar, 21:16
The American Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the trade group that develops the policies that keep profit first in our health care system while leaving over a third of the population uninsured or with inadequate coverage, is meeting next week at the Ritz Carlton in Washington DC (1150 22nd Street, N.W. Either Dupont Circle Metro or GWU/Foggy Bottom Metro.)
Activists will be gathering in front of the Ritz Carlton for both days of the conference to give them a “warm welcome.” For DC Metro single-payer supporters, these are must-do actions!
March 10th - 11am Demonstrate for HR 676
The Leadership Conference for Guaranteed Health Care will be organizing activists to meet and rally in front of the AHIP Conference. There is no regulating the industry that puts profits before health. Join activists to demand real health care reform. HR 676: Single Payer Now. For more information, contact Donna Smith, email@example.com.
March 11th - 10am Burn your Health Insurance Bill Day
Single Payer Action, a newly formed group planning direct actions supporting single-payer will gather at 10am at the Ritz Carlton. At the demonstration, some will burn health insurance bills. It will be a symbolic act. Single payer legislation (HR 676) will effectively make it a crime to sell basic health insurance for profit. Single payer will be the equivalent of the death penalty for health insurance corporations as they exist. So, pass the word. Bring your health insurance bills. Matches provided. For more information, write firstname.lastname@example.org.
I wish we lived closer to DC. I will be calling and faxing on Tuesday, but would sure like to be able to go to those demonstrations.
HealthcareNow put together a nice page for this alert as well, complete with suggested call scripts, fax templates, instructions, and a link to freefax (you can send 2 faxes/day, free, online.