Directly connecting patient care to profits has been counterproductive for U.S. citizens. Like other immoral rightwing ideological demands, for-profit health service has proved to be wrong, and dangerous for those under its sway.
|By: letsgetitdone Monday January 25, 2010 10:31 pm|
For the Democrats in Congress, winning in November isn’t rocket science; it’s about having the will to pursue survival ruthlessly. The key to winning is giving the American people what they’ll like, and not allowing any of the normal Washington obstacles to stand in the way. But, for Dems to act that way depends on them changing both their beliefs and their behavior. Let’s start with the beliefs.
The first belief that has to change is the idea that deficits are a problem for the Federal Government, that Democrats have to minimize to show that they are responsible. This is a myth, a lie, a scare, or a fraud. Deficits are only a problem when inflation begins to appear. If there is no inflation, Democrats should not even give lip service to the idea that deficits are important.
|By: organicconsumers Wednesday December 23, 2009 1:38 pm|
Since the bank bailout, Congress and the Obama administration have been working tirelessly to reward their campaign contributors with corporate welfare. Their latest effort is a health care bill that could force us all to buy into the for-profit insurance industry.
While the nation debates who should pay for rising health-care costs, it’s important to understand that there’s a single cause of the obesity, diet-related diseases, food poisoning, antibiotic-resistant infections, and animal flu outbreaks that are driving up health care costs: the global industrial food system, our #1 killer.
The current for-profit health care system isn’t much better. Preventable mistakes in hospitals kill as many as 98,000 people in hospitals every year. Pharmaceuticals kill 230,000.
If the President signs a health care bill that forces us to buy into the for-profit insurance industry without a public option or reforms of the food and health care systems that are making us all sick, the Organic Consumers Association will launch a boycott!
|By: TheCallUp Sunday December 20, 2009 9:23 am|
Friday night Bill Moyers hosted a fascinating debate on the Senate’s health care bill between Matt Taibbi, contributing editor for Rolling Stone, and Robert Kuttner, co-editor of the American Prospect. (The video can be viewed here: Bill Moyers Journal). Taibbi and Kuttner both describe the just-passed health care bill as disastrous. They outline how it is a complete giveaway to the health insurance industry, how it will do nothing to lower costs, and how it will be extremely unpopular to the American public once it’s implemented…
|By: TheCallUp Friday December 18, 2009 2:40 pm|
They get into a tussle that gets so heated that Ratigan tells her she’s good for nothing, but reciting talking points, and cuts her off. You gotta see this:
|By: TheCallUp Friday December 18, 2009 12:02 pm|
New results from a national poll, conducted by Research 2000 between December 16 and 17, reveal that a majority of American voters are now AGAINST each and every aspect of the Senate’s ‘Obama-Lieberman’ health care bill — which President Obama is now urging for a quick passage…
|By: TheCallUp Wednesday December 16, 2009 10:17 am|
I propose that everyone immediately do as I did, and send a loud denunciation to Barack Obama by unsubscribing to his political arm, Organizing For America, and when they ask you for the reason, tell them exactly why. Here’s the link to unsubscribe: Organizing For America.
|By: GregoriusU Monday November 2, 2009 7:08 am|
With the public option only possibly being used by 2% of the US by 2019, you start to wonder if it’s all it’s cracked up to be.
|By: Rusty1776 Monday September 14, 2009 9:56 am|
The consequences of the economic, banking, and health care crises.
|By: cihuamexica Wednesday August 19, 2009 2:00 am|
This is what I intend to do in San Francisco in support of a Public Option, I hope others also decide to take action.
I dream of a mass mobilization by the people who made last year’s elections a victory, to get active again and make what is best for us, a reality.