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Blue Bunting (855)
Thursday July 2, 2009, 11:26 am
The Obama White House and Democratic Party are making a major new push to rally support for a health care overhaul, going up on air with a television advertisement declaring that "It's Time" for reform.

The spot builds off of the growing effort by the administration to frame the health care debate with personal stories of struggle. In the ad, one man describes losing his health insurance along with his job. Another man says he was denied coverage because of preexisting conditions, and a woman reveals that she had to give up her apartment to pay the bills that her insurance company wouldn't cover.


Blue Bunting (855)
Thursday July 2, 2009, 11:27 am
Newt Gingrich is a LIAR: Gingrich On Private Health Insurance Companies: ‘They Have It Done Well’

Health Care Reform : New HELP Bill Covers 97 Percent Of Americans, Costs $600 Billion
So health care reform WITH a public option would cost $400 billion less than reform WITHOUT a public option. Seems pretty clear which way we should go.

Update...The incoming president of the American Medical Association, Dr. J. James Rohack, said his organization now supports a public plan, after initially indicating its opposition. The AMA supports an “American model” that includes both “a private system and a public system, working together,” he said.

And what kind of health insurance system does Israel have, Senator Joe Lieberman?

"Since the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, the issue of health care has never left the public agenda. The public debate on reform of the health system has focused on enactment of a national health insurance law. Reform was spurred by recommendations of the Natanyahu Commission (1990). Its recommendations served as a catalyst for the passage of the National Health Insurance Law which came into effect on January 1, 1995." - Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Blue Bunting (855)
Thursday July 2, 2009, 12:52 pm
Dems Unite Around New, Less Expensive Health Plan WITH Public Option

Blue Bunting (855)
Thursday July 2, 2009, 5:49 pm
Republican Senator Jim DeMint Inadvertently Concedes That Public Health Insurance Option Won’t Take Over The Market

Blue Bunting (855)
Wednesday July 15, 2009, 12:20 pm
Top Obama Aides: We Could Pass Health Care Reform Without GOP

Blue Bunting (855)
Wednesday July 15, 2009, 12:24 pm

House Bill Would Make Health Care a Right
By ERICA WERNER-WASHINGTON - House Democratic leaders, pledging to meet the president's goal of health care legislation before their August
break, are offering a $1.5 trillion plan that for the first time would make health care a right & a responsibility

Blue Bunting (855)
Thursday July 16, 2009, 10:15 am
Write to the President, every day:

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Look up your members of Congress and call them now:

Blue Bunting (855)
Tuesday July 21, 2009, 12:39 pm
NOTHING SECRET ABOUT IT.... The Huffington Post's Sam Stein obtained a copy of a private RNC memo, detailing the party's strategy for defeating President Obama's health care reform campaign. As Stein noted, "While documents like these commonly are passed around behind the scenes by like-minded partisans on both sides of the aisle they usually don't make their way into the public."

That's true. What I found interesting about the memo, though, was just how few surprises there were. The Republican strategy against health care reform is entirely transparent. It's like watching a football team that doesn't bother huddling to call a play in advance, but instead just tells the other team exactly what they're about to do.

Reading over the 12-page RNC memo, we learn that there are key phrases Republicans are supposed to use ...

Obama's plan for health care is deemed an "experiment" and a "risk" that could bankrupt the country and dangerously change the doctor-patient relationship.

... while trying to slow the reform process down so they can kill legislation ...

"The Republican National Committee will engage in every activity we can to slow down this mad rush while promoting sensible alternatives that address health care costs and preserve quality," the memo affirmatively declares.

... while resisting the very idea of reform itself.

As for a Republican alternative to the president's agenda, the RNC memo doesn't offer much in the way of details, save to make the argument that the status quo isn't as bad as it is being painted.

In other words, Republicans are saying the same things in private that they're saying in public -- and they're effectively daring the majority to overcome their opposition.

Blue Bunting (855)
Saturday August 1, 2009, 1:20 pm
13 Republicans Voted To Allow Single-Payer Health Care In States
13 Republicans on the House Education and Labor Committee offered their support for an amendment, offered by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), that allowed states to set up single-payer health care systems.

Health Care Reform: 450,000 Doctors Can't Be Wrong
The U.S. has a catastrophically fragmented health care system that provides incentives for sick care instead of prevention. The system is in dire need of reform -- reform to save lives, to save families and money for patients and the health care system.

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