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: