Jul 21, 2009
This week a concentrated attack has begun against this Administration's attempt at Healthcare reform by the tools of the corporate Healthcare Industry shills in the media and public office.
It comes in the form of a propaganda campaign.
I'm sure you've seen news articles with titles such as "Obama's Health care is on the ropes." An op-ed piece was placed on the home page of Yahoo, something I've never seen before.
ON YOUR HOME PAGE (If you use yahoo), in an attempt to sway you from taking action. The plan is to create uncertainty and despair in us, the average American, so that we do not mobilize and stop them.
I'm here to tell you. Healthcare reform is not on the ropes. they are lying to us.
Unlike these people and groups who support the private healthcare industry (in exchange for huge cash payouts) I have something called FACTS to back up my statement.
Fact: The public option is supported between 72%-83% of Americans. We are not "Hesitant and on the ropes about it. This portion of the American people are those who ABSOLUTELY WANT the public option. Note that the 83% number is taken from a poll done by a private Health Care company who were fishing for a low poll number in support of the public option, but were dismayed to get a poll result showing 83% in favor.
Fact: America does NOT have the best Health Care in the world. We have some of the best trained professionals and some of the best equipment, but when it comes to actual provided health care, we are ranked 37 in the world.
Considering America is perhaps the greatest, most powerful and wealthiest nation in the world EVER, that is PATHETIC.
Fact: The AMA itself backed this plan, as surprising as that is. Kudos for them for rocking the boat.
Fact: The Public Option plan will save Americans approximately 150 million dollars a year.
Fact: Any one claiming "we need to study the issue more" is LYING. We've studied it to death. It works, it saves money. They are hoping to stall this issue until the focus of the American people shifts, the issue loses momentum and they can quietly vote it down.
A politician claiming "we need to study an issue more" is about as honest as a politician retiring due to scandel claiming "I need to spend more time with my family."
Fact: Republican senator Glass DID twitter out "So what?" after the press conference. I also say; "So what?" Is it any surprise that very few Republicans have supported the Public Option? They've all being paid off by private Health Care Industry to kill this issue.
Fact: Even Democratic Senators are getting paid by private Health Care to kill this bill. So called "Centrist and conservative" Democrats (ie; Corporate Democrats), such as Bill Nelson and Mary Landers, Senators for Nebraska and Louisiana have taking up to two million dollars in payment to help kill this bill.
Fact: The public option WILL WORK. It has been shown to work successfully in similar forms in other countries. Do not be fooled by this propaganda campaign.
What can you do?
Contact your local Senator.
E-mail him or her DEMANDING tha they vote for the public option. Despite offers of large payouts into pocket or campaign funds from Private health Insurance companies, they WILL buckle under public pressure.
These senators are WAITING to give you their votes. All you have to do is claim them.
I'm not looking to debate the pro's and con's of the public option here. I believe EVERYONE should write thier senator on this issue, regardless of how they feel about it.
After all, if 83% write in that they support it, and 17% percent write in they don't... well, that's fine by me.
So Americans, pro or con, look up your senator, write them an e-mail, and then write in the comment section below this journal that;
"I'm an American and I made a difference today!"
And be d*mned proud of it.