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Triana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:08 PM
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Online Update With Dr. Dean MONDAY Re: public healthcare option...
Next week, Congress will begin making the actual decisions about what reforms will make it into this year's healthcare bill.

Our actions over the next few days and weeks will be critical in building the support we need to win.

Meanwhile, conservative groups have launched a new assault on inclusion of a public healthcare option like Medicare. Their million-dollar ad campaign claims that healthcare will be rationed and "bureaucrats" will "decide the treatments you receive." It's an old message that you and I know isn't true, but it will stick if we don't fight back with our message of Choice, Competition, and Comfort.*

So we're holding an emergency online briefing on Monday night with Governor Howard Dean, M.D. at 9pm Eastern to make sure we're all ready for the fight ahead. This is a joint Stand with Dr. Dean event hosted by MoveOn, one of our biggest campaign partners.

All you need to join in is a computer with speakers and an internet connection. Please join us.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:10 PM
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1. The day I can "Vote out" the CEO of my HMO is the day I might
support the insurance companies on this one..
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Triana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:42 PM
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2. It's amazing how fast these things sink when they ask that people
DO SOMETHING.


Oh well. I try.
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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:46 PM
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3. true
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JimWis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:54 PM
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4. Thanks for the info - I got the email and am looking into it. K&R
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DKRC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:55 PM
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5. K&R for real health care reform
:kick:
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Triana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 12:45 AM
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6. Thanks. I know I'm gonna tune in. Want to hear what Dr. Dean has to say..
..he's one of our few allies in this (the ONLY one?).

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SeeHopeWin Donating Member (649 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 07:36 AM
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7. Yes We Can!
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Triana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 09:22 AM
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8. We need to raise hell about it. Howard Dean's the only one willing to help....
Edited on Sun May-03-09 09:27 AM by Triana
...unless I'm missing someone else. It's time to be HEARD. Whether they want to hear us or NOT.

After all, we KNOW they'll be hearing plenty from the for-profit insurance companies (who own most of the congresscritters up there anyway).

EDIT: Get a load of THIS a$$hole:

Ben Nelson - DEMOCRAT - says public health insurance option would be "too attractive" and hurt the profits of the private insurance industry. His self-interest is blatant. He comes RIGHT OUT and SAYS it. What a bastard!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

:mad:

We need to FIGHT these cretins!
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WhiteTara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 09:36 AM
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9. kick for the good doctor
:kick:
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Triana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 09:51 AM
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10. "If you think you're too small to be effective...
...you've never been in bed with a mosquito."


We have to be the mosquito in the beds of those damn congresscritters. ESP the Dems who are pwned by the insurance industry.

Time to get buzzin....
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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 10:25 AM
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11. What a mass of conservative bullshit....
"bureaucrats" will "decide the treatments you receive." Yea right ...like CEO's of HMO's and health care insurance industries are not "bureaucrats" PFFFFFFTTT ...smell it!
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 11:53 AM
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12. I STAND with Dr Dean and MoveON.
I'll be tuning in on Monday night.

There is NO HealthCare Reform without a viable Non-Profit Public Option.

K&R
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