Monday, July 20, 2009

Health Care Update

I received this note in my email this morning in case anyone wishes to give their reps a call. I've tried to just copy it from my email and am having a bit of trouble because it's I'm not sure how to fix the coding to make it look right here. This email came to me from the Democrats, but you don't have to be a Democrat to want universal health care., the Aggressive Progressives - 600,000 strong and growing!

Dear Katherine,

Wow!! Thanks to your calls and emails on Friday, Rep. Dennis Kucinich's amendment to let states adopt single-payer healthcare passed the House Education and Labor Committee by 25-19.

Of course the insurance industry will try to kill the Kucinich amendment during future votes, so we will watch carefully and keep you posted.

Today the House Energy and Commerce Committee (E&C) will vote on Rep. Anthony Weiner's amendment for an even better bill: universal (not state-by-state) single payer healthcare, Medicare for All (H.R. 676).

Please call some of the Democrats on E&C right now and urge them to vote YES on Rep. Weiner's single-payer amendment to the healthcare bill.

If you speak with a staffer, post their reply here:

And if you can be in DC on Thursday July 30, celebrate the 44th birthday of Medicare and rally/lobby for single-payer:

Thanks for all you do!

Bob Fertik

Energy & Commerce (202) 225-2927
Henry Waxman (Chair) (202) 225-3976
John Dingell, MI (202) 225-4071
Edward Markey, MA (202) 225-2836
Rick Boucher, VA (202) 225-3861
Frank Pallone, NJ (202) 225-4671
Bart Gordon, TN (202) 225-4231
Bobby L. Rush, IL (202) 225-4372
Anna G. Eshoo, CA (202) 225-8104
Bart Stupak, MI (202) 225-4735
Eliot L. Engel, NY (202) 225-2464
Gene Green, TX (202) 225-1688
Diana DeGette, CO (202) 225-4431
Lois Capps, CA (202) 225-3601
Mike Doyle, PA (202) 225-2135
Jane Harman, CA (202) 225-8220
Jan Schakowsky, IL (202) 225-2111
Charles Gonzalez, TX (202) 225-3236
Jay Inslee, WA (202) 225-6311
Tammy Baldwin, WI (202) 225-2906
Mike Ross, AR (202) 225-3772
Jim Matheson, UT (202) 225-3011
G.K. Butterfield, NC (202) 225-3101
Charlie Melancon, LA (202) 225-4031
John Barrow, GA (202) 225-2823
Baron P. Hill, IN (202) 225-5315
Doris O. Matsui, CA (202) 225-7163
Kathy Castor, FL (202) 225-3376
John P. Sarbanes, MD (202) 225-4016
Chris Murphy, CT (202) 225-4476
Zachary Space, OH (202) 225-6265
Jerry McNerney, CA (202) 225-1947
Betty Sutton, OH (202) 225-3401
Bruce L. Braley, IA (202) 225911
Peter Welch, VT (202) 225-4115


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1 comment:

gabrielle said...

Good news in our ongoing struggle to provide comprehensive health care to all Americans. This proposal is actually something that could have traction because of conservative support for states’ rights. If passed, states could then meet the needs of the uninsured and underinsured while serving as a model for single payer. It was interesting to learn that the Canadian single payer system began in one province, Saskatchewan which served as an incubator for the country.

I will call the legislators on the list. Thanks so much for your updates on this critical issue!