OpEdNews Op Eds

Don't Let Extremists Like Joe Wilson Hold Health Care Hostage

By MoveOn.org  Posted by JC Garrett (about the submitter)     Permalink
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

Interesting 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

Headlined to H3 9/10/09


Clicking here will sign your name on this message to Congress:
"Don't let right-wing extremists hold health care reform hostage. Pass President Obama's plan, including a strong public health insurance option."

Sign the petition
A call to action from MoveOn.org:

Last night, President Obama challenged Congress to "meet history's test" and finally fix our broken health care system. He pledged to seek common ground between Democrats and Republicans, and assured them all: "My door is always open."

Republicans responded by heckling, booing, and hissing. Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) screamed out "You lie!" as the President defended his health care plan against false right-wing attacks.

We can't afford to let right-wing extremists like Joe Wilson hold health care reform hostage. As Obama put it, "the time for games has passed. Now is the season for action."

Let's send a message to Congress, demanding swift action to pass real health care reform. Clicking here will add your name to the petition:


The petition says: "Don't let right-wing extremists hold health care reform hostage. Pass President Obama's plan, including a strong public health insurance option."

The plan the president outlined last night was comprehensive, ambitious, and deeply progressive.

It would help the hundreds of millions who already have health insurance by making coverage more competitive and more secure. No one would ever be turned away because of a pre-existing condition or dropped because they got sick. And you'd never again have to worry about arbitrary caps on how much insurance would pay for your care.

For those without insurance, Obama's plan would finally offer quality, affordable coverage--including a strong public health insurance option that would keep the private insurance companies honest. And across the board, his plan would rein in skyrocketing health care costs for consumers and businesses.

Thanks to President Obama's leadership, the path is now clear. But it's up to Congress to act. Sign the petition now to make sure they're not held hostage by right-wing extremists. Clicking here will add your name:



The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact Editor

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Let Loose the Dogs of War

Need Extra Income? Sell Your Teeth!

Condi's Cognitive Dissonance

When your family believes false Obama rumors like 'Infanticide'

World's Most Efficient Solar Collector

The Joe Biden Gaffe Prevention System


The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
1 people are discussing this page, with 1 comments
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)

They die because they don't get treatment in time.... by Jason Paz on Friday, Sep 11, 2009 at 12:34:57 AM