Posts Tagged ‘health insurance’

Call for Action NOW!

Michael —

This is the moment our movement was built for.

For one month, the fight for health insurance reform leaves the backrooms of Washington, D.C., and returns to communities across America. Throughout August, members of Congress are back home, where the hands they shake and the voices they hear will not belong to lobbyists, but to people like you.

Home is where we’re strongest. We didn’t win last year’s election together at a committee hearing in D.C. We won it on the doorsteps and the phone lines, at the softball games and the town meetings, and in every part of this great country where people gather to talk about what matters most. And if you’re willing to step up once again, that’s exactly where we’re going to win this historic campaign for the guaranteed, affordable health insurance that every American deserves.

There are those who profit from the status quo, or see this debate as a political game, and they will stop at nothing to block reform. They are filling the airwaves and the internet with outrageous falsehoods to scare people into opposing change. And some people, not surprisingly, are getting pretty nervous. So we’ve got to get out there, fight lies with truth, and set the record straight.

That’s why Organizing for America is putting together thousands of events this month where you can reach out to neighbors, show your support, and make certain your members of Congress know that you’re counting on them to act.

But these canvasses, town halls, and gatherings only make a difference if you turn up to knock on doors, share your views, and show your support. So here’s what I need from you:

Can you sign up to attend an event near you?
In politics, there’s a rule that says when you ask people to get involved, always tell them it’ll be easy. Well, let’s be honest here: Passing comprehensive health insurance reform will not be easy. Every President since Harry Truman has talked about it, and the most powerful and experienced lobbyists in Washington stand in the way.

But every day we don’t act, Americans watch their premiums rise three times faster than wages, small businesses and families are pushed towards bankruptcy, and 14,000 people lose their coverage entirely. The cost of inaction is simply too much for the people of this nation to bear.

So yes, fixing this crisis will not be easy. Our opponents will attack us every day for daring to try. It will require time, and hard work, and there will be days when we don’t know if we have anything more to give. But there comes a moment when we all have to choose between doing what’s easy, and doing what’s right.

This is one of those times. And moments like this are what this movement was built for. So, are you ready?

Please RSVP for an event in your community to build support for health insurance reform:

http://my.barackobama.com/AugustAttend
Let’s seize this moment and win this historic victory for our economy, our health and our families.

Thank you,

President Barack Obama

Obama Health Reform: good for me!

I dont know why Republicans are pushing so hard to kill this. They are simply causing more problems and further loss and waste. Republicans like the system the way it is, afterall it is their system of rich getting richer and poor getting poorer. To say the least its a foolish wasteful system that simply does nothing for me.

I listened to the live tele broadcast from start to finish and can say the main thing I like about the plan is that it cancels the “policy” of pre-existing conditions. It guarantees that no one will ever get canceled because of any health concerns. This plan addresses the millions of people just like me who cant get any insurance.

I have never been able to get insurance in my life. Everytime I have to go to the hospital it comes straight from my pocket. If I dont have it all I am forced to another lifetime of payments. This is money that does not go into the economy.

If you like your insurance provider and your doctors you never have to change a thing. This reform is strictly for the people who need it like me. I suggest if you want reform you tell your Congressman today! Right now we need all the support we can get.