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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-29-10 07:32 PM
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Dr Flowers takes Obama up on his health care question; gets arrested again.
Yesterday, Dr. Margaret Flowers went to the White House to deliver her letter in response to President Obama's challenge in his State of the Union address that others come up with a better approach to health care reform than his own. She wanted to let him know about the grassroots movement for improved Medicare for All which would solve the health care crisis, save lives, and save money. She was told the White House doesn't accept hand-delivered letters.

Today, Dr. Flowers joined colleague Dr. Carol Paris to try again to get their message to President Obama, but this time by going to the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, where the president was meeting with House Republicans, with a large banner reading, "Letting you know: Medicare for all."

Because they wouldn't leave the hotel sidewalk and refused to have their message marginalized again, they were both arrested. The two physicians were briefly taken into custody by law enforcement officials, issued a citation and then released.

Doctors Flowers and Paris Arrested: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53RbYauyv_8

These physicians, along with a growing movement demanding an improved Medicare for all, national health care system, know they have the most popular and effective solution to the health care crisis. Together we must send this message to President Obama. If you haven't yet, call the White House at 202-456-1111 or send the message to him here: http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/6055/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=620

Consider forwarding this message to your friends, family, and colleagues. Let them know we aren't giving up on the fighting for a health care system that saves money and lives. We need improved Medicare for all.

Together in the struggle for the health care we need,

Katie, Kevin, Margaret, and the Mobilization Team

P.S. We know we need to keep fighting. If you can, support our efforts here: https://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/1312/t/10007/shop/custom.jsp?donate_page_KEY=5338






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PuraVidaDreamin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-29-10 07:36 PM
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1. Strong Medicine
Way to go women!

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FiveGoodMen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-29-10 07:41 PM
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2. "Letting you know..."
We'll see if he really wants us to let him know.
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-29-10 07:45 PM
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3. She's certainly showing us how much he wants to acknowledge
that others have already come up with better plans.
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gulfcoastliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-29-10 07:51 PM
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4. K&R
No way can Obama acknowledge ideas like this. What he said in the sotu was a lie.
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WonderGrunion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-30-10 04:22 AM
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13. What Obama actually said
But if anyone from either party has a better approach that will bring down premiums, bring down the deficit, cover the uninsured, strengthen Medicare for seniors, and stop insurance company abuses, let me know.


Single payer plans are vast improvements to our healthcare system but there is no way they bring down the deficit.

Please don't say the President lied when he clearly did not.
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-29-10 07:53 PM
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5. K&R
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DKRC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-30-10 01:51 AM
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6. Kicking
:hi:

K&R
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Mimosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-30-10 01:55 AM
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7. K&R Heroic doctors who care. n/t
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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-30-10 02:12 AM
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8. They ought to call Obama as a witness for the DEFENSE.
They can claim as their defense that they were taking him at his word when he invited anyone with a better idea to bring it to him and that they had his permission to be there.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-30-10 02:45 AM
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9. Great idea! Send it to PNHP n/t
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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-30-10 02:47 AM
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10. Don't know how.. you can do it .. I don't need the credit..
:D
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-30-10 03:56 AM
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11. K&R.
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suede1 Donating Member (770 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-30-10 03:59 AM
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12. Thanks Dr. Flowers! K & R
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lib_wit_it Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-30-10 06:40 AM
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14. K & R! Many, many thanks go out to these folks1
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