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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:18 AM

Single-Payer Bill to be Re-Introduced this week!

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EDIT TO ADD THIS LINK to Physicians for a National Health Program. Their single-payer FAQ section is very informative. I share it with others frequently.

http://www.pnhp.org/facts/single-payer-faq

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http://www.healthcare-now.org/call-congress-single-payer-bill-to-be-reintroduced

From HEALTHCARE-NOW:


Ask your Representative to become an original cosponsor of HR 676: “The Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act.” today!

Rep. John Conyers is going to reintroduce national, single-payer healthcare legislation very soon–sometime this week.


Before he introduces the bill, Mr. Conyers would like to have as many original cosponsors as possible. Please call your Representative today and ask them to cosponsor HR 676.

Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (866) 220-0044, ask for your representative’s office, and then ask them to sign as a co-sponsor.

Be sure to mention that in order to become an original cosponsor of H.R. 676, your Representative will need to contact Michael Darner from Rep. Conyers’ office at michael.darner@mail.house.gov or (202) 225-5126.

If you don’t know your US House Representative, find out here.

Current Representatives already on board (thank them if you’re in their district): Nadler, Schakowsky, Pingree, Grijalva, Ellison, Hank Johnson, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Takano, Holmes-Norton, Lofgren, Rangel, Moore, Chu, Al Green, Farr, McGovern, Welch, Clarke, Lee, Nolan, Pocan, Doyle, Engel, Gutierrez, Frederica Wilson, Cohen, Edwards, McDermott, Clay, Huffman, Roybal-Allard, Cummings, Yarmuth, George Miller, Honda, Christensen, Rush.

Here is the “Dear Colleague” letter from Rep. Conyers:



Dear Colleague:

I invite you to become a cosponsor of H.R. 676, “The Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act,” which enjoyed the support of 77 cosponsors in the 112th Congress. HR 676 also has the support of over 17,000 doctors, 14,000 nurses, and hundreds of labor unions from across the nation.

Under H.R. 676, the American health care system would transition to a privately-delivered, publicly-financed non-profit universal health care system. The United States remains the only country in the industrialized world that has a for-profit health care delivery system that is unable to contain health care spending. This dysfunctional system places a heavy burden on the budgets of states, municipalities, and American families.

Under H.R. 676, every resident of the United States would receive a card at birth that would guarantee access to a full range of medically necessary services, including primary care, dental care, prescription drugs, mental health services, and long-term care. There would be no restrictions on choice of physician or health care provider. Americans would have greater freedom to pursue work opportunities because health insurance would no longer be tied to employment.

In addition to expanding access to care, H.R. 676 would curb the growth of health care spending and place our country on a sustainable fiscal path. H.R. 676 would provide approximately $300 billion dollars in savings by improving efficiency in our health care system.

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Reply Single-Payer Bill to be Re-Introduced this week! (Original post)
OneGrassRoot Feb 2013 OP
Drale Feb 2013 #1
Jackpine Radical Feb 2013 #2
unapatriciated Feb 2013 #3
midnight Feb 2013 #4
mgcgulfcoast Feb 2013 #5
Roland99 Feb 2013 #6
brooklynite Feb 2013 #7
SunSeeker Feb 2013 #8
budkin Feb 2013 #9
Iwillnevergiveup Feb 2013 #10
OneGrassRoot Feb 2013 #11
Iwillnevergiveup Feb 2013 #12

Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:20 AM

1. They need to constantly reintroduce it

at least once a week to keep it in the public's mind. They more its out there, the more real facts, aka non- Faux "News" facts will become public knowledge and the more support it will gain.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:21 AM

2. Amen, amen, amen.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:45 AM

3. K&R

agree with first reply, we need to keep re-introducing this often. Hopefully we will see single payor in my lifetime.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:48 AM

4. Single payer needed now more than ever.... K&R

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:14 PM

5. better than the mess we have now.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 01:42 PM

6. HR 676 will one day be the law of the land

I just hope I'm still alive to see it happen.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:23 PM

7. ...along with another bill to repeal ObamaCare...

Let's focus on getting control of House before introducing Bills like this; otherwise its just playing to the Choir.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:35 PM

8. K&R

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 05:57 PM

9. GOP will probably follow up with another repeal Obamacare bill

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 06:38 PM

10. Just got yourself a heart, OneGrassRoot

for keeping us in the health care loop...always! Thanks!

K&R

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Response to Iwillnevergiveup (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 07:09 PM

11. Thank you so much!

I really, really, REALLY appreciate it. Not sure I can participate in the heart giveaway this year, but please accept this for now...





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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:17 AM

12. The heart

beating inside you is the one that counts! You are welcome.

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