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andym Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 11:04 PM
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Health care reform pitch gets personal
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Health care reform pitch gets personal
By David Jackson, USA TODAY
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2009-06-11-gras...

Volunteers who fueled President Obama's election are now trying their hand at health care policy by telling stories.

Organizing for America, the Democratic group drawn from Obama's campaign e-mail lists, is busy collecting chronicles about the existing health care system: People who have lost their insurance, can't pay their medical bills, or see their businesses threatened by rising costs.

The hope is that the weight of testimony will pressure Congress into translating Obama's vision for health care reform into legislation. It is a test for the volunteer organization that figures to be part of Obama's re-election effort in 2012.

"We aren't selling a candidate this time, we're selling an issue," said Robin Deters, an Organizing for America volunteer in Toledo, Ohio....
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Good work everybody. Instead of carping, it's the time to push, push, push.
If you want single payer or a strong public option explain the current problems with the system and how single payer or a strong public option would solve them. Be prepared for answering how to avoid potential problems with the proposed system you advocate.
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