Health Care rally
Healthcare rally in front of the Cigna
Headquarters @ 16th and Chestnut Street, Philly. This was part
of a national action
in support of HR 676.
the new progressive administration
in Washington D.C. proposes yet
another convoluted hybrid plan that will do little if anything to
relieve our health care system of the $660 Billion dollar annual burden
of obscene corporate profits, grotesque CEO salaries and the
administrative nightmare caused by the existence of over 1200 competing
insurance company systems. There is a bill in
Congress RIGHT NOW that will change all that and actually create a single-payer
national health insurance
system for all in the United States
simply by expanding and improving Medicare
, one of the best and
most efficient medical managements systems in the world.
HR 676 is supported by Congresspeople
John Conyers (D-MI) and Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) along with 53
co-sponsors. There are many
things citizens can do
to help this important cause along.
I was very interested to see a piece in the
about how Republicans and health insurance companies were very
concerned that private health insurance firms would not survive
competition against a publicly-funded health insurance plan. Funny
thing, though. The piece didn't say why that would be a bad things for
either citizens or patients.
How good is President Obama's plan on
health care? Pretty
. Definitely some items that can be improved upon, but
definitely has some items that are well worth supporting.
member Larry and I make
our feelings on health care known.