Five health care activists arrested today, 10/06/09, for civil disobedience at a protest at CIGNA headquarters in Philadelphia, PA;
|By: BleuZ00m Tuesday October 6, 2009 2:59 pm|
|By: letsgetitdone Monday August 3, 2009 8:51 pm|
I agree with Jon Walker, that passing health care reform requires mobilization of the activists who were so important to Obama in the past. But, I think that to mobilize them and to maintain that mobilization in the difficult fight to come, the President needs to backtrack from his earlier positions and guarantee that he will veto any health care reform bill without “Medicare for All.” Since “Medicare for All” will socialize insurance for basic health care, and provide freedom from the insurance companies; that is what will mobilize the activists. That is also what will mobilize the 85 co-sponsors of HR 676 in the House, who thus far have been awfully quiet and unwilling to commit to vote no on any bill lacking a robust public option. And that is what will mobilize masses of Americans in back of health care reform, because everyone understands what Medicare is, and 86% of their parents and grandparents say they’re satisfied with it.