Five people (including a few doctors and a lawyer) in a Senate Finance Committee meeting last week were arrested for speaking out in support of a single payer universal health care system. That’s how much of a threat single payer is to the corporate health insurance industry and their lobbyists in Washington who get rich by making us pay for health insurance while 22 million people who can’t afford it in the US die each year. A single payer system (which basically just expands the system for the elderly that we already have, Medicare, to people of all ages) is that much of a threat to their profits, and they’ve bought off most of the politicians in DC.
Fuck corporations getting rich off of people dying. The Senate is having one more meeting on Tuesday to discuss health care reform and says that “all options are on the table except single payer.” Call Sen. Max Baucus at 202-224-2651 or email him here and tell him that we need single payer universal health care now.
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