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The Last Straw on Health Care Legislation

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Promises, Promises

Take Action--Tell Pelosi & Reid:

In John Nichols' column, "Dem Leaders Scheme to Scrap Health-Reform Conference Committee," Nichols reports there will be no conference committee working to reconcile the two healthcare bills. Progressives had hoped to impact the final legislation in a profound way through this committee.

We have been lied to over and again in our attempts to get a debate and a vote on Medicare for All. Our last hope to negotiate a state waiver to ERISA, which would allow states to pass single-payer healthcare without a court challenge from healthcare corporations, has vanished before our eyes.

This is the final straw.

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Call Speaker Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Reid. Tell them you will not support any Democrat in the midterms who votes for a bill which:
does not include the ERISA waiver for states--effective immediately, and
includes a mandate forcing us to buy defective corporate insurance policies

Time is short, and they need to hear from us--TODAY and TOMORROW. The Democratic Caucus meets on Thursday.

This is the straw that breaks the camel's back. Please make these two calls and use the "forward-to-a-friend' button above to send this action to like-minded people you know.

In solidarity,

Tim Carpenter

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