This is a Democratic Party leadership scam to protect the insurance companies by creating a health care system that will irritate the hell out of you and will easily fail. If the Democratic Party controls the Senate, House & President next year, why can't we finally have real health care reform.
Universal National Health care will only work if it is single payer and the blood sucking for profit insurance industry is removed from making the decisions about our health care.
Excellent bills are already available, but need your support - HR676 and CA SB840. HR676 has over 70 House sponsors. CA legislature has repeatedly passed SB 840, but Governor Schwarzenegger has threatened to veto SB 840 again on the grounds that "healthcare is not a right."
Would you want insurance companies running your public school system and deciding what education your child would be allowed to have or not have based on their profit margin.
The Government run Medicare system has been far and away a more efficient and cost effective health system for senior citizens. It only exists because senior citizens were not profitable for the private sector. Yet they are trying to privatize parts of it where ever they can milk a profit. Look at what a mess they are doing to Seniors with the new privatized prescription system. This is Senior citizen abuse!!!
How can this HCAN succeed when it is set up to promote the insurance companies by letting them keep the profits of those who can afford to pay for insurance while the tax payer picks up the bill for the poor.
Doesn't it sound like the $7oo billion Wall Street bailout, the Savings & Loan bailout, the privatiztion of our social, military and National securtiy systems, where the private sector keeps the profits and saddles the public with the risks and its losses!
Don't let this Trojan Horse HCAN ruin our best chance for real health care reform. Didn't we learn anything from the so called Clinton Health care reform movement that evolved into our current super health care disaster where the private sector is sucking us financially dry while destroying many of those who desparately need real health care!
I was called a discredit to the United States of America by the U.S. Army and kicked out of Korea back in 1975!
Ralph Nader is my life long role model. I always intend to make the world better by my own actions, but when I join with other like minded people I know it will happen sooner!
What Gives Me Hope
I enjoy the self satisfaction of my struggle to make this a better world. I know I will never give up! And I know there are many others like me! We inspire each other to struggle even more when things might seem bleakest!
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
I like to half joke that I am only qualified to be President.
I would have the perpetrators of 911 (Bush Admin & Corporate Media owners)investigated and brought to justice.
I would appoint people to Government positions who really care about people, environment, human rights & justice.
Stop Corporate Welfare system.
End the concept that Corporations have the same rights as people, but none of the responsibilities.
Break up giant corporation monopoly control of media and everything else.
Make punishments for Corporate white collar crime befitting the seriousness of their crimes against the people.
Create Universal National Health Care & Life Insurance programs.
Create National Guaranteed Income system.
Tax the super rich into single digit millionares at best!
Empty the prisons of non-violent people & initiate massive program to rehabilitate the rest back into society.
End the wars on drugs, the poor, women, homeless, immigrants and Terrorism.
Repeal the Patriot Act and other Police state laws.
Create 100% public financing of all government elections with media access guaranteed to all participants.
Stop supporting dictatorships and foreign governments that oppress their own people and others.
Work rapidly toward a sustainable recycled ecomomy and energy system that will not destroy our environment and cause a global climate catastrophy!
Quickly reduce nuclear weapons stockpile to nothing, using the economic powers of a supernation to make others follow suit.
Since the genies are out of the bottle, The U.N. would be given the authority and ability to have the final say over enforcing a world free of nuclear, bio, chemical & any other weapons of mass destruction.
Would actively pursue policies that protect the rights of all people to adequate food, shelter, justice & human rights.
Pursue policies that promote peace & cooperation among all people & nations.
What/who changed my life and why
Being Drafted into the US Military. Last of the draftees. Finding out that the wrongs that my country was doing weren't from incompetence or accident, but were quite deliberate and ongoing!