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A Public Option Is Within Reach -- Dems Can't Back Down


Health & Wellness  (tags: public, health, insurance, medicare, healthcare, illness, disease, medicine, protection, prevention, family, children, drugs, treatment, society, culture, rights, americans, humans, politics, government, obama, democrats, dishonesty )

Tom
- 1895 days ago - alternet.org
It's official: most Americans want a public option healthcare plan. Barack Obama actually has the political capital to make it a reality. So why is it that so many Democrats, their tails tucked firmly between their legs, have set about undermining it?



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Jamie L. (195)
Tuesday June 23, 2009, 8:23 pm
Thanks Tom!
 

mary f. (177)
Wednesday June 24, 2009, 3:35 am
thanks tom
 

Marion Y. (322)
Wednesday June 24, 2009, 8:21 am
"So why is it that so many Democrats, their tails tucked firmly between their legs, have set about undermining it?"

Because they have sold out to the special interest groups (lobbyists for the healthcare industry). Once these politicians start working for the people and not big business, we will get healthcare and the needs of the people met.
 

Leigh B. (211)
Wednesday June 24, 2009, 10:39 am
I agree, special interest groups and lobbyists, thanks Tom
 

Carrie B. (309)
Wednesday June 24, 2009, 6:24 pm
Thank you Tom.
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Friday June 26, 2009, 1:10 pm

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Here is how your Representatives/Senators are voting on the public option.

http://standwithdrdean.com/where_congress_stands?chamber=&party=&state=&hc_status=&commit=Filter

Contact info, included.



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24 Jun 2009 Health insurers have forced consumers to pay billions
of dollars in medical bills that the insurers themselves should
have paid, according to a report released today by the staff of
the Senate Commerce Committee. The report was part of a multi-pronged
assault on the credibility of private insurers by Commerce Committee
Chairman John D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.). It came at a time when
Rockefeller, President Obama and others are seeking to offer a
public alternative to private health plans as part of broad health
reform legislation. Health insurers are doing everything they
can to block the public option.



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Past Member (0)
Saturday June 27, 2009, 3:35 pm
Noted, Thank you Tom
 
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