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Howard Dean for HHS: Change We Can Believe In

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Howard Dean is the right person for the job of fixing our broken "healthcare for profit" system. Our country and the economic engine of our country, the small business, have already spoken in November that this is the change we want. The Republicans just got a voice in Obama's administration with hard-core conservative Judd Gregg being nominated as the Commerce Secretary. It is high time that progressives get a voice in Obama's administration as well.

I would like to voice my strong support for Howard Dean as the cabinet head of HHS. Dean has proven to be a strong leader and provided a vision and a plan to help get the Democratic party where it is right now. This same skill set, along with his medical background, will prove essential in transforming our "for profit healthcare" system into a truly functional health care system that serves the common good and not wall street and stockholders.

Progressives could not care less what Rahm Emmanuel thinks. We didn't vote for him as President. We voted for Barack Obama and voted for the change that he stands for. Barak Obama himself as said, "It's time we put aside the petty differences and got the job done". Progressives could not agree more.

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A very large part of the reason Obama was successful in disseminating a message of change is from all the hard work that Howard Dean has done over the past 4 years as head of the DNC. His 50 state strategy was ridiculed at first, but Dean dogged on and ultimately proved all his naysayers wrong. His hard work has given the Democrats the biggest mandate from the American people in decades.

 

I want a fighter like that to fix probably the single biggest issue facing America right now. Our broken "for profit health care" system. Small business is being CRUSHED by our broken healthcare system. The average American is one health crisis away from complete bankrupcy. Health care premiums have doubled under Bush and the average American gets less healthcare for it. Fixing "healthcare for profit" may be the single issue that could reverse the fortunes of all Americans, reverse the fortunes of the small business economic engine of our country, and reverse the nearing economic collapse of this great country.

This is the most critical issue of our time in my opinion and if it is not corrected within Obama's term as President, the America that our grandparents and great grandparents fought so hard for may be lost forever.

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Progessives, our work is not done just because we have stopped the failed policies of George W. Bush. It is time to let your fellow Americans know why Howard Dean is the best choice for Americans and it is time to let the media know and it is time to let the White House know.

Email the white House here and please voice your opinion that Howard Dean is the best choice to end "healthcare for profit". We want healthcare that helps us .... not healthcare that puts money in the pockets of wall street fatcats.

A group of progressives have put together a Facebook page to promote Howard Dean as the top choice for HHS. They have also created the following online petition for everyone to sign.

Secretary of Health and Human Services Petition to nominate Howard Dean. Sign it here.


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Eric Nelson is freelance writer, an editor at OpEdNews, and a spiritual progressive from Minnesota who has become more politically active. The reasons for this should be obvious to most; rising poverty, a broken health care system, and a growing (more...)
 

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