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villager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-29-09 11:14 PM
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So we should we start burning "health insurance" policies in public, like draft cards
...were burnt, as public protest, in the 60's?

Thinking ahead in case "reform" means: "Forcing your corporate support, or go to jail!"
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Tim01 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-29-09 11:16 PM
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1. Not a bad idea. Not a bad idea at all.
You should try to get this idea spread as wide as you can.
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villager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-29-09 11:17 PM
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2. thanks, Tim01
Well, let's see what kind of reception it gets here on DU...
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-29-09 11:17 PM
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3. I'd rather see their buildings
it makes a bolder statement IMO.
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villager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-29-09 11:27 PM
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9. sort of the "Fight Club" angle, eh?
;-)
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-29-09 11:18 PM
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4. I don't have one... nt
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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-29-09 11:20 PM
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5. Good street theater idea nt
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-29-09 11:22 PM
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6. That would be one tea party I could support
nt
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obliviously Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-29-09 11:26 PM
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8. I'm not believing I'm saying this
but that thought crossed my mind too.
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obliviously Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-29-09 11:24 PM
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7. Unbelievable isn't it?
We went from the possibility of national health care to being fined for not being able to afford insurance with the possibility of being jailed. Thats change I guess. You can't lock me up! Yes we can.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-29-09 11:29 PM
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10. I would have to borrow someone else's.
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villager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 01:04 PM
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16. Well, so would I, actually
Seeing as I go to a community clinic, now...
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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-29-09 11:34 PM
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11. Will you whisper "no" when the HMO's sceam "SAVE US!"
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villager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-29-09 11:35 PM
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12. If it's the insurance companies screaming, I just might yell it out...
n/t
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-29-09 11:45 PM
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13. You don't have to burn the real card, just a photocopy of your
card. It would be good street theater as others have said. I would like to see a lot of protests in front of insurance company home offices too.
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loudsue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-29-09 11:58 PM
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14. Have we not called our congresscritters enough? E-mailed? Visited?
How much more can we do without storming the bastille? Our 11:00 news just showed an advertisement of sorts for the "million man march" of medical personnel coming up, and showed people carrying signs saying "Obama's a Nazi" and "We don't want government in our health care". It's enough to make you want to pull your hair out. Those freaks in the minority are being hired by the insurance companies to put the rubber on the road.

And the majority of us JUST SIT HERE. We're about to lose our chance to have real health care.

The insurance companies are getting a bush-like "mandate".
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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-29-09 11:59 PM
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15. Burn their rejection notices.
When they refuse to pay for something, or refuse to sign someone up, burn those letters. Also, letters about rate hikes and increases in copays or deductibles.
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