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Delightful New "Medicare For All" Video And Fax Action Page, "I'm A Democrat, And I'm A Republican"

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A couple weeks ago the Democratic Senate Committee put out a video called "I'm A Democrat, And I'm A Republican" (itself a play on the cultural icon Mac ads), begging us for more campaign contributions based on the premise that even 60 votes in their caucus is not enough to pass a decent bill. So we decided to produce a series of our own issue advocacy satire videos, to propagate the truth that NEITHER the Democrats NOR the Republicans want real health care reform. And you can watch the first one on this page.

Medicare For All Fax Action Page: http://www.millionfaxmarch.com

And from the same action you can also send a fax (for no charge) to all your members of Congress (our special new advocacy capability) calling for the passage of Medicare for All, instead of the ridiculous sell out to medical corporation special interests that barely squeaked out of the House over the weekend, and only at the additional price of a total betrayal of a woman's right to choose.

For this special fax action there is a prepared petition text which you can read on the page above, calling on Congress to get serious about doing something the American people all want, and pass to economical and efficient Medicare for all. But you can still add any personal comments of your own you like.

And if you are represented by any member of the Congressional so-called Progressive Caucus, you might tell them how profoundly ASHAMED of them you are, given that outside of the courageous exceptions of Dennis Kucinich and Eric Massa not one of others voted against this terrible, awful bill (HR 3962). Remember back in June they all signed a letter that they would only support a bill with a "robust" public option. Instead they all voted for a total corporate insurance take over of our national health care system, and they were so anxious to sell out any principle they ever claimed to have, that they threw a woman's right to choose under the bus along the way.

Please take careful note we said a CORPORATE take over of health care. Because the only thing more dishonest that the Democrats claiming there is some kind of meaningful public option in the bill are the Republicans braying that it is a government take over. It is not "socialized" medicine as the "one smear fits all" demagogues on the right shout, but instead capitalist medicine, with the most feeble possible public plan they thought they could pass off to the American people.


And of course, nobody expects the Senate to turn it into something better. Instead, it will be a monumental struggle now to even derail the horrible anti-choice provision, which dictates that after a woman is forced to buy one of the official overpriced insurance exchange plans, even if she paid for it with 100% of her own money, that provider cannot cover the expense of an abortion.

For those who argued we should just pass SOMETHING, even if it was a bad bill, because they said we could fix it later, this is what you get from a strategy of perpetual compromise, a bill that is utterly beyond redemption. It's time to throw HR 3962 in the medical waste bin, and do what should have been done in the first place, build a new national health care system on what actually DOES work, by extending the existing economical and efficient Medicare plan to all ages.

Medicare For All Fax Action Page: http://www.millionfaxmarch.com

So please check out the entertaining new video on the action page above. And send the link to every one you know. And bookmark the page above to check back, because we will be posting a new installment of the "I'm A Democrat, And I'm A Republican" Medicare for All video action series at least once a week.

 

The Pen is a real person, and the founder of The People's Email Network, a resource founded in 2004 with the mission of making sending policy advocacy messages as facile and easy as possible. With this goal in mind we pioneered one click action (more...)
 
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