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This Week! The Battle Begins!!!

Jul 21, 2009 - 21 comments

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.

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by onthefence, Jul 21, 2009
Your facts are wrong! alot of people do not want a public option.
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/healthcare/june_2009/41_favor_public_sector_health_care_option_41_disagree

These senators need to read the bills before voting on them also, why is this administration in such a hurry to spend the taxpayers money?

if you think healthcare is expensive now just wait till it's free...........

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by Dazon50, Jul 21, 2009
I am glad you posted this!!!!

I am fired up myself over all the scare tactics, etc. going on & back pedaling.  You are so right about the need to contact our representatives & let them know we want health care (affordable) for everyone....that means "all".

I was called recently by some agency doing a poll on healthcare workers & the question asked was phrased in such a way that I was not happy with.  I was given the choice of:  healthcare for everyone or keeping costs down.  I kept that angered me because why can't it be restructured to say---affordable healthcare for everyone.  So I had to choose the healthcare for everyone over the second choice according to the poll.

:-),
Donna

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by flmagi, Jul 21, 2009
Baron,   You are absolutly correct and I'm going to e-mail my senator right now.

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by Dazon50, Jul 21, 2009
Excuse me...I meant to type that I kept telling the person who was conducting the poll that I was angered because I wanted "affordable healthcare" for everyone.  I get riled up digging in the facts of what the pharmaceutical companies make & who is paying who to lobby for whom to keep so-so from getting ____ or _____.  

There was plenty of bailout $ for banks & others but when it comes to the truly needy......where is the $

Who is sacrificing?  Who are giving their lives to keep this country free and for what?  People matter.  This widens into so much, so I will stop here.  There needs to be more accountability in what is being charged for drugs/care.  We need an overhaul.

It is good for us to share our views and not put others down for different ones.

:-),
Donna

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by BaronMunchausen, Jul 21, 2009
Well all of you, write your senator! Tell them how you feel.

(this includes you, onthefence. You're voice counts just as much as ours. :-)  )

I just finished up myself.

"I'm an American. and I made a difference today."

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by allaboutmary, Jul 21, 2009
Yeah Bill Nelson is our senator.  He will be hearing from me again.  

If you need to find your representatives you can enter your zip code on this site it will give their names and numbers.
http://advocacy.barackobama.com/healthcare/campaigns/1/scripts/4/call_sessions/new

The Baron is soooo right on this.  We all really need to call or write our senators.  

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by flmagi, Jul 21, 2009
"I'm an American. and I made a difference today."

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by BaronMunchausen, Jul 21, 2009
Good job both of you. We speak together, and it is a collective;


ROOOOOOAR!!!!

Thanks for the link, Mary. I'm going to try to get together some of the names that are clearly taking money from the Inusrance Companies so people can tell them to vote according to our interests, not their own.

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by margypops, Jul 21, 2009
Yup I am an American and I made a differance today I told them where to shove their handouts and health care that we havent got any money he has bankrupted America , people, do you think money is picked off trees .LOL

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by twehner5, Jul 21, 2009
Good one, Margy.  I *literally* laughed out loud at your remarks!  AND I SALUTED!!!!

I, too, made a difference today!  I told MY senators what *I* think of this...and darned proud of it!

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by Farren27Lins, Jul 21, 2009
If I have a blank triplicate perscription with three spaces can I use one of them to write out a perscription for diludad?

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by margypops, Jul 21, 2009
Trillions all coming off the trees ...we should go pick a few,  twe.....

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by BaronMunchausen, Jul 23, 2009
I thought you all knew; money does not grow on trees, it comes off of cats.  Why do you think I have SO MANY!?!?! Because they're CUTE?!?!

When they shed, if you do not clean it up for a full year, then it turns into 100 dollar bills!

I share my secret to my wealth with you.

Shhh... do not tell others!

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by margypops, Jul 28, 2009
Ha Ha Ha Ha i have no answer ...I just read page 425 of the new health bill and I am gobsmacked....

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by peggy64, Jul 29, 2009
Margy
where did you find the link to the new health bill? I would like to peruse that "little"(being facetious here) item.

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by jollyman069, Jul 29, 2009
everyone has there own ideas and feelings on this health care bill, I am sure as with every bill there are things one likes and dislikes about it.. so read what you can, I wouldn't bother watching any sort of news no matter what network, they all hve there own slant, make your mind up and as the Baron stated.. e-mail, write , or call your reps...It is the American way of doing things. Remember we elect them and pay them...make sure thet do there jobs!!!...May God Bless America

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by margypops, Jul 29, 2009
Peg send me your e-mail

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by jollyman069, Jul 29, 2009
and by the way if we are lucky, enough will contact thier reps and this "Health care Bill" and this wonderful "Cap and Trade Bill" will be shot down so fast, people in Washington thier heads will spin....just my opinion

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by peggy64, Jul 29, 2009
I'm an American and I made a difference today~

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by peggy64, Jul 29, 2009
check this out, pg 425 of the new health care reform bill.....MIght not think about it too much if you aren't in that age bracket today, but you might be one day.

Page 425 of Health Care Bill
Health Care for ALL???  

On page 425 it says in black and white that EVERYONE on Social Security, (will include all Senior Citizens and SSI people) will go to MANDATORY counseling every 5 years to learn and to choose from ways to end your suffering (*and your life*). Health care will be denied based on age. 500 Billion will be cut from Seniors healthcare. The only way for that to happen is to drastically cut health care, the oldest and the sickest will be cut first. Paying for your own care will not be an option.

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by peggy64, Jul 29, 2009
I hope this new reform does not pass. It is not good. Sounds good and right now, people are scared and want their ears tickled. Government control is not on my agenda.

Lets build a new mayflower and set out for a new colony for freedom.

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