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"The Medicare Option": Let People Under 65 Buy Into Medicare

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We've been hearing about a POSITIVE new proposal for health care reform we want to throw 100% of our weight behind.

Medicare Option Under 65 Action Page: http://www.peaceteam.net/action/pnum1039.php

There IS an option that could redeem even the Senate health insurance bill in consideration, presuming we get an iron clad commitment up front that it will be done. And that is to provide that people younger than 65 should be permitted the OPTION of buying into the Medicare.

This is a simple, common sense idea that nobody could justifiably oppose. Instead of cutting Medicare, which is the most efficient and economical health care program in the country, why not bring more money into Medicare and strengthen it, by giving the American people the freedom to make THAT one of their choices, regardless of any other bill that passes?

The only real public option has always been and remains Medicare. We say let "The Medicare Option" BE the public option.


Please submit this action page now, to tell Congress that THIS is they way they must go in reconciliation.

Medicare Option Under 65 Action Page: http://www.peaceteam.net/action/pnum1039.php

And in conjunction with this initiative we are launching a spectacular new function for our Facebook participants only. If you are not on Facebook already please just use the regular action link above, otherwise please read on.

We have already told you about our Voices application, which empowers anyone with a Facebook page to submit and create their own action pages, right on a tab on their profile page. Our progressive friends at Democrats.com have created a complete series of 435 such profile pages, one for each congressional district. And we have created for them a special jump page on their main Facebook here:

[Facebook] Local District Jump Page: http://www.facebook.com/democratscom?v=app_2370152746

There is a message on this page with much more about the mission of this project. Just select your state and congressional district number on the page above, or if you don't know your congressional district number there is an easy lookup function there as well (from your street address and zip code), and you will be automatically be redirected to the new organizing page for your district.

As of this moment these district number pages are all just blank slates to start with, which is where YOU come in. We need everyone to hook up with the page for their district. Say hello, leave a post, become a fan, and these pages will become organizing centers for all future progressive mobilization purposes local district by local district.

It is time we harnessed the social media to achieve their awesome true organizing potential, and with 300 million users already on Facebook, and all the magical application technology we have created, there is no limit to what we can do if YOU just go there and participate.

By the way, if you click on the Voices tab of any of these district pages, you will find a Facebook version of the very same "The Medicare Option" action page. And you can also get to it from any of the "watch list" links, again on any of the Voices tabs.

And this is the Twitter reply for the Medicare Option Under 65 action

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No way in hell congress goes for it, but if they'r... by Dick Thomson on Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 at 7:13:02 AM
I've been yammering about this for months to anyon... by Jann Swanson on Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 at 8:18:43 AM
The only reason medicare has any financial problem... by arlen custer on Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 at 8:28:13 AM
It's become pretty obvious how disfunctional this ... by Bia Winter on Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 at 8:49:44 AM
A good summary of this issue:click here... by Dick Thomson on Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 at 9:50:23 AM
That doesn't sound like such a bad deal for those ... by Bia Winter on Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 at 10:40:08 AM
Most people I know (myself included) pay about $12... by Dick Thomson on Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 at 11:29:36 AM
I am for universal health care paid for taxes on g... by liberalsrock on Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 at 9:54:31 AM
You say The Medicare Option will not cover the exp... by thepen on Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 at 11:10:50 AM
is the insurance companies(and their campain finan... by Michael Shaw on Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 at 11:32:00 PM
are we involved inhealth care to actually provide ... by Michael Shaw on Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 at 11:35:29 PM
and of course Bush Jr did the most damaga by robbi... by Michael Shaw on Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 at 3:04:26 PM
The raiding issue is important to address anyway, ... by thepen on Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 at 3:24:25 PM
I'm sorry for bringing that up since we are talkin... by Michael Shaw on Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 at 11:47:07 PM
The fact that Medicare and Social Security is goin... by Doc "Old Codger" McCoy on Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 at 10:52:34 PM
The post above and the one below from the same pos... by thepen on Thursday, Mar 11, 2010 at 1:59:57 AM
Slashing the disgusting defense budget so we have ... by 911TRUTH on Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 at 8:39:40 PM
other modern industrialized state has done. That's... by Michael Shaw on Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 at 11:26:42 PM
I love this idea. Mitt made a mistake here in Mass... by Michael Dewey on Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 at 10:19:36 PM
to some extend. Concerning Medicare, most of that ... by Michael Shaw on Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 at 11:17:53 PM
Technically I reckon, I may not have a dog in this... by Doc "Old Codger" McCoy on Thursday, Mar 11, 2010 at 1:28:09 AM
Well until we do attack the sacred cow of GUNS AND... by Michael Dewey on Thursday, Mar 11, 2010 at 3:27:40 AM
You are wrong on so many points, Codge!You're wron... by Bia Winter on Thursday, Mar 11, 2010 at 7:44:12 AM
of course you're right!... by Michael Shaw on Thursday, Mar 11, 2010 at 1:23:52 PM
I'm sorry about your mother. I lost my own mother ... by Michael Shaw on Thursday, Mar 11, 2010 at 1:14:10 PM
for decades people who worked in the private secto... by Michael Shaw on Thursday, Mar 11, 2010 at 1:47:37 PM
everybody already pays into Medicare. The problem ... by Michael Shaw on Thursday, Mar 11, 2010 at 12:40:19 PM
You are a Prince!... by Bia Winter on Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 10:26:52 AM
my princess goddess!... by Michael Shaw on Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 12:44:02 PM
The trouble with Midicare (for all or just "senior... by John Jonik on Thursday, Mar 11, 2010 at 11:04:57 PM
I hear ya man.... by Michael Dewey on Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 5:55:29 AM
...the one Micheal was talking about!... by Bia Winter on Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 10:43:59 AM
the reason it is being scapegoated as bankrupting ... by Michael Shaw on Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 1:05:51 PM

 

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