Feb 25: Sidewalk Summit for Medicare for All!

February 19, 2010 by  
Filed under Action Alerts, Healthcare-NOW! Updates

NEW LOCATION: H St NW and Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC – Map here.

Let’s make President Obama hear us loud and clear that we want Medicare for All!

The event will be followed by lobby visits to drop information to each Congressional office about the single-payer, improved Medicare-for-All solution to the health care crisis. If you can join us to lobby after the Summit, please contact Katie at info@healthcare-now.org or 1-800-453-1305.

When: Thursday, February 25th, 2010 – 9am. Please RSVP.

Where: H St NW and Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC – Map here – (closest subway stop is McPherson Square).

Who: Patients, Nurses, and Doctors who have the solution to the Health Care Crisis.

For more information, and talking points, on the sidewalk summit, go here.

Please let us know that you’ll be there.

A number of sidewalk summits are being planned in cities across the country on the same day. Check back for more information on them as it comes in.

New York City

The Aetna 17 heroes needs our support.

The Aetna 17 are Medicare for All activists who sat-in at the insurance giant Aetna last September to expose their deadly profiteering and to push for Medicare for All.

What: “Aetna 17″ court date and “Obama, Letting You Know” action
When: Thursday, February 25, 8:45am
Where: Criminal Court of New York City, 100 Centre St.

On the same day President Obama convenes a “make-or-break” bipartisan summit on healthcare reform, the 17 protesters who sat-in at Aetna are returning to court to continue their legal battle.

They need your support, so please show up and bring a lot of people with you! Photographers from the wire services (Getty and others) will be there, and the story has gotten into the New York Times and USA Today before, so let’s make it big and give the reporters an alternative angle to report on the Obama summit story!

This action is being organized by the Aetna 17. For more information please e-mail lauriewen@aol.com.

San Francisco, CA

Medicare for All Rally

Join with activists from the California Physicians Alliance, California Alliance for Retired Americans, Gray Panthers, and Single Payer Now to let President Obama know that we want Medicare for All.

When: Thurs. 10am, Feb. 25
Where: San Francisco Federal Building, 90 7th St., between Market and Mission – Civic Center BART/MUNI
More info: www.singlepayernow.net

Orlando, FL

Sidewalk Summit in Support of Healthcare for All

Where: Federal Courthouse, 401 West Central Blvd., Orlando, Fl
When: Feb. 25, 2010, Noon
Contact: Mary Sharpe, golfwriter2@yahoo.com

Louisville, KY

Sidewalk Summit in Solidarity

When: Thursday, Feb. 25 – 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Where: 601 W. Broadway, Downtown Louisville

This is the building where Mitch McConnell has his office.

Lakewood, OH

Sidewalk Summit Outside Congressman Kucinich’s Lakewood Office

Where: 14400 Detroit Road, Lakewood, OH

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM – Rally outside the office protesting the fact that President Obama’s health care summit on the same day excludes Congressman Kucinich and other Single Payer activists even while requesting people to propose health care solutions. (Please bring signs if you can)

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM – There will be an indoor hook-up with Congressman Kucinich live from Washington DC.

Please e-mail Fritz at FritzNeil@roadrunner.com if you’re going to attend.

Portland, OR

Sidewalk Summit for Single-Payer Healthcare…NOW!

When: Thursday, February 25th, 5-6pm
Where: Pioneer Courthouse Square
Who: Nurses, Doctors, & Patients

Join PNHP, Mad as Hell Doctors, Jobs with Justice and other community organizations as we rally for improved and expanded Medicare for All!

More info: Meredith Reese at maldelamer@gmail.com.

Rockland, ME – Feb. 27th

Sidewalk Summit For Real Healthcare Reform

Where: Rockland, Maine, (Corner of Park and Main)
Where: Saturday, Feb. 27, 12 Noon

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24 Responses to “Feb 25: Sidewalk Summit for Medicare for All!”
  1. Marcia says:

    Dear Dr. Flowers

    As someone who is in the process of constantly asking a leader to PLEASE LISTEN to them, I want to share with you my experience. I have asked Healthcare-Now and MANY MANY other organizations to send out a message to their email subscribers, asking their email subscribers to make a HUGE sign that supports HR676/ SINGLE PAYER/ Medicare for All and put it on their windows.

    We are told that there are miilions of supporters for HR 676, but I don’t see them. I don’t see them when I go to work, I don’t see them when I go to shop. My car has HR676 written ALL OVER IT. It has make HEALTHCARE A HUMAN RIGHT in bumper stickers ALL OVER IT. You know what I see? Cold stares and glares.

    So I am asking YOU, Dr. FLOWERS, please ask the leading organizations to send out a message to their email subscribers and tell all supporters of HR676 to VOTE WITH THEIR WINDOWS!!!

    Thank You
    Marcia
    ://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=293263660251&index=1

    cc: California Nurses Association (CNA)/National Nurses Organizing Committee (NNOC), Healthcare-NOW!, Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), American Medical Student Association (AMSA), American Patients United, 1199 SEIU United Health Care Workers East and West, A. Philip Randolph Institute, Act-UP, Alliance for Democracy, All Unions Committee for Single Payer, Arizona Coalition for a State & National Health Plan, Business Coalition for Single Payer Health Care, California School Employees Association, Campaign for Fresh Air and Clean Politics, C.T. Vivian Institute, Center for Democratic Renewal, Chicago Single Payer Action Network, Coalition for Democracy Healthcare Working Group, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Coalition of Labor Union Women, Code Pink, Committee to Defend Healthcare, Deaf and Blind/Deaf for Human Rights, Democratic Socialists of America, Eastern Panhandle Single-Payer Action Network, Fealgood Foundation (9/11 responders), Florida Alliance of Retired Americans, Georgians for a Common Sense Health Plan, Green Party: Manhattan Local, Health Care for All Illinois, Health Care for All California, Health Care For All Texas, Health Care for All Washington, HealthCare Initiatives, Hesperian Society, Hoosiers for a Commonsense Health Plan, Hunger Action Network of New York State, Illinois Single Payer Coalition, Industrial Unions Council (NJ), International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization, Labor Party, Latinos for National Health Insurance, Massachusetts Nurses Association, Metro New York Health Care for All Campaign, Midcoast Health Care Reform, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), National Education Association (NEA), National Healthcare for the Homeless Council, National Organization for Women (NOW), New York Nurses Association, Older Women’s League, Pastors for Peace, Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, Private Health Insurance Must Go! Coalition, Public Citizen, ROOT (Reaching out to others Together), Ruckus Society, Single-Payer Action Network Ohio, The League of Young Voters, U.S. Human Rights Network, United Church of Christ (UCC), United Electrical Workers Union, United for National Health Care – Bellingham, WA, United Methodist Board of Church and Society, United Steelworkers of America (USWA), Universal Health Care Action Network, Western Pennsylvania Coalition for Single-Payer Healthcare, Women’s Economic Agenda Project, Americans Abroad for Single Payer, American Patients United, CaliforniaOneCare, Cape Care Coalition, Chicago Single Payer Action, Everybody In Utah, Health Care for All California, Health Care for All Colorado, Health Care for All North Carolina, Health Care for All Pennsylvania, Health Care for All Texas, Health Care for All Washington, Health Care Now, Health Care Now Maryland, Kansas Health Care for All, Illinois Single Payer Coalition, Labor for Single Payer, Leadership Conference for Guaranteed Health Care, Mad As Hell Doctors, Mass-Care, Medicare for All, Minnesota Universal Health Care Coalition, Mobilize for Health Care, Montanans for Single Payer, One Payer.Net, Our Ailing Health Care, Physicians for a National Health Plan, Private Health Insurance Must Go! Coalition, Public Citizen, Single Payer Action Network Madison, Single Payer Action Network Ohio, Single Payer Central, Single Payer Michigan, Single Payer New York, Single Payer Now, Unions for Single Payer Health Care, United for National Health Care, Vermont Health Care for All, Voting Bloc, Western Penn Coalition for Single Payer, Faith Organizations: Assembly of the Urban Caucus of the Episcopal Church, General Board on Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church, Presbyterian Health, Education and Welfare Association of the Presbyterian Church (USA), Church Women United State Governments, Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly, Presbyterian Church (USA), Union for Reform Judaism, Ainsworth United Church of Christ of Portland, Oregon, The Network of Spiritual Progressives – Tikkun Magazine, United Church of Christ, Episcopal Church’s General Convention, Political Organizations: Progressive Democrats of America, National Organization for Women, Gray Panthers, NAACP, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, U.S., League of Women Voters, Americans for Democratic Action, US Public Interest Research Group, OWL, Alliance for Democracy, Peace, Living Wage, Universal Health Care Coalition (Wilmington, DE), Women’s Community Cancer Project (Cambridge, MA), Patriots for Change (Chagrin Falls, OH), Consumer Federation of America, Consumers Union, National Council of Senior Citizens, National Family Farm Coalition, The U.S. Conference of Mayors, American Library Association
    Woolwich, Maine Democratic Committee, Single-Payer Action Network (SPAN), Ohio
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    • Chris Hagel says:

      Hi Marcia,
      I have a sign I made up on each side of my back car windows (in bright orange paper which eventually faded to white) using various picket sign messages suggested, from previous demonstrations. In the middle of the sign I have: Then sign the petition to Congress For HR 676 at: http://www.healthcare-now.org. The website address is in giant fonts and almost takes up the width of the sign. I also have the PNHP web site on the sign.

      I watched a co-worker copy down the info last summer, so I know people are taking note…literally. Don’t despair. You’re doing a great thing and you’re absolutely correct. This has to be an other way to get the word out since the main stream media will not (except for some on MSNBC and the like; although they don’t have enough PNHP people and others “in the know” on, and they have to various degrees weak and incomplete debating points and skills.)

      I couldn’t get to your facebook site through the address you gave. Paste the complete address (the http part is necessary so it can be clicked on as a link) into another Speak Your Mind message window at healthcare-now.

      Thanks so much for all that you are doing. Don’t stop…that’s what they want.

  2. Hi,

    Could you kindly pass on video work we are doing here in Traitor Nelson country to your group. You can see clips from the film in the making at http://www.youtube.com/omni321

    Thanks &…

    MEDICARE4ALL!!!!

    Frans

  3. NTodd says:

    Um…I think that’s Thursday, Feb 25. Otherwise, I love this action.

  4. Since we are the only source of money in America, therefore, it does not matter who pays the greedy billionaire BLACKMAILERS of the deregulated, corporate, chemical, biological, military industrial complex. Whether the money is taken from our government or taken directly from us, makes no difference.
    WE are the once made POOR to turn millionaires into billionaires and billionaires into trillionaires, none of whom spend our money in America.

  5. Dear PNHP

    PUBLIC PLAN

    We love what you are doing and we also have been doing our best to get the word out that Single Payer/Medicare for ALL is the way to go. It is absolutely mind-boggling that there are people who can’t or won’t see this as the solution to providing desperately needed competition to those greedy private health insurers.

    Isn’t it odd that we make a huge fuss and make every effort to send relief to the citizens of Haiti – who are broke, sick, suffering, dying and have lost their houses – yet we elect someone to the Senate who ran on a platform of killing health reform that would bring relief to those citizens of the USA – who are broke, sick, suffering, dying and have lost their houses. Go figure!

    It is time the President stopped laying down his Sir Walter Raleigh cape across the puddle and put his feet well and truly into it. The Republicans have no qualms about getting THEIR hands and feet dirty if it means political capital and there is no pretence at any form of gentlemanliness. In fact, they revel in their loutishness, lack of moral fiber and immense greed and however jaw-dropping the formula is, it appears to be working. Therefore, the Democrats’ antennae should be on high alert as there are enough people out there who subscribe to this way of conducting business and who have no plans to question its authenticity.

    It is also time for the President to give up courting the Republicans. I suspect this health summit may cure him of his futile naive desire to have Republicans on board. You’d think that DeMint’s Waterloo comments would have given him just a little clue as to the plans the other side has for him, and now with Brown’s election, their resolve will be strengthened exponentially.

    Thank you for all your efforts for health reform. We shall call Washington tomorrow and give them the requested message.

    HUMANITARIAN MEDICAL FLIGHTS – PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW WE’RE HERE

    By the way, apropos to health care, we have been trying to get the word out to patients and medical facilities alike, about our corporation, FOOTPRINTS IN THE SKY, a Denver-based Non-Profit 501 (c) (3) providing flights to medical facilities throughout the United States, for people in need of critical and life-saving medical care who cannot afford or use commercial airline service or air ambulance.

    We have access to a large database of charter and business jets, allowing ambulatory patients, who would normally be unable to do so because of cost and other considerations, the opportunity to travel to their various treatment centers. Often patients find travel via scheduled airline service very difficult or impossible. We give our patients the option of transportation via a modern business jet, while striving to minimize stress and provide access, within a few hours flight time, to all appropriate destination cities.

    Forgive me for taking advantage of this space to let you know of our existence, but we are trying to do our bit as well and I could not resist the opportunity your site presented. Particularly as both my husband and I (and family and friends) are absolutely in tune with your ideas.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION, please visit our website http://www.footprintsflights.org
    or call Johnny or Suzanne Langland at 303-799-0461

    Thank You and we wish you all the very best with your efforts.
    Suzanne and Johnny Langland

  6. Carlana Rhoten says:

    February 19, 2010

    Carlana Rhoten
    5485 Hays Street
    Pittsburgh, PA
    15206

    SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES:

    Single Payer Healthcare Reform is the only option that covers all Americans and saves billions of dollars for citizens, businesses, industry and all government entities, from now into the future.

    The scheme of including a Public Option, in the current bills in Congress, would only make sense if it is open to every citizen, business and government entity who would choose it over the private for-profit health insurance companies.

    At the national level, the design of a health care reform bill should eliminate the requirements and cost controls on insurance companies. Let them do what they have been doing. (See last weeks release of a report from HHS on the increases of insurance premiums around the country.) Let them have whatever caps and rejections based on pre-existing conditions.

    Then, those who like their private insurance can keep it, as it is.

    Then, the government would have no obligation to force citizens to buy health insurance from private for-profit companies. The government would have no obligation to subsidize low-income citizen’s premiums to private companies, as all low-income people would be given their insurance out of the public option plan.

    This would eliminate the horrific Medicaid Programs in all the States and relieve them of a huge financial, bureaucratic burden.

    The current system, as well as the current bills in Congress, constitute WELFARE for private insurance companies and HMOs. Elected officials who accept campaign contributions, and persons/entities who accept kick-backs/bribes, or profits support this form of WELFARE.

    WHO STANDS ON THE SIDE OF OUR BUSINESSES, INDUSTRY AND CITIZENS?????????????????

  7. Del "Abe" Jones says:

    Health Care??

    I hope all of you people
    Who thought you were covered
    Will believe me when I say
    They just want, you smothered.

    They don’t care about your life
    It’s just, the bottom line
    And if they wait, long enough
    If you die, then that’s just fine.

    Just a dollar for a body
    And, every minute counts
    But, every minute you don’t live
    Another dollar, in their accounts.

    Insurance is not to be used
    Nobody, wants to make a claim
    We pay premiums, “just in case”
    That is our goal, our aim.

    If you are one of the lucky
    On Medicare or the VA
    You know, that “public option”
    Is one, that, just might pay.

    That’s government insurance
    Which we pay for all our life
    And the people who work for us
    Don’t have the insurance, strife.

    If it’s good enough for them
    (Who promise to watch our back)
    Then, it’s good enough for all
    To take up, all of that slack.

    Insurance should be outlawed
    That sold, by those companies
    Who hope, when you are sick
    Say, “Hurry, and die, please!”

    I hope the ones, who fight
    Against, the right to healthcare
    Need it for them or theirs
    Will head, that line of, despair.

    They pay off the politicians
    And the lobbyists swarm in
    To convince us we don’t need it
    And then, they will win again.

    When you go for an office call
    And you’re happy they will pay
    Just wait, until you really need them
    And, they turn, and walk away.

    So, just go on believing
    Keep your head in the sand
    Until, medical bills destroy you
    And, the life that you had planned.

    Del “Abe” Jones
    1.24.2010
    abeabe@att.net

  8. Debbie Hacker says:

    As a retired nurse with an ongoing back injury that has been treated for over 15 years now I can PERSONALLY attest to the necessity of Universal Healthcare from both a personal & professional standpoint. I would certainly pray that we finally realize the necessity of this and MOVE to resolve this long debated & long awaited solution!

  9. Doug says:

    Just getting a divorce at 63 yrs of age. Current solid income (If my rentals remain occupied) $1800/mo. ,gross. Current health care insurance bid. $1000/mo. Figure the math on this one.

  10. Harriette Seiler says:

    A message to President Obama:

    David Jones, co-founder of HUMANA, Inc. just had an op-ed piece in the Louisville Courier-Journal (Feb 23, 2010). He agreed with most elements of your proposed health care reform package. Doesn’t that tell us exactly who will profit from this legislation? Once the insurers are embedded in our system, we will never get out from under the juggernaut of their greed.

    The private insurers love the concept of “universal” coverage so long as we all buy our policies from them. They will then take our mandate money to pad executive salaries and shareholder profits.

    Single payer Medicare for all is the only remedy for our sick and rapacious system

    Save family budgets, save businesses, save our economy, save lives!
    Enact HR 676

    • Edith Kenna says:

      Harriet is absolutley correct. We Hoosiers for a Commonsense Health Plan are in total support of enhanced and improved Medicare for All system. Once a mandate is in place that we the citizens must buy health insurance from a for profit industry, the deed to the Henhouse is given to the Fox. Still, even with rivers of money guaranteed by that mandate to flow into the coffers of the Fox, it’s rapaciousness is never ending. As we saw at yesterday’Summit, the private health insurance companies, and the legislators who insist on a market based reform, want NO REGULATIONS. The Fox will decide who, when, and what it kills. That single payer is summarily dismissed because our legislators, and our president, demand that access to affordable, portable and equitable health care is nothing but a commodity, is intolerable. Single payer advocates must not give up. This is a national emergency.

  11. J M Finch says:

    Everyone,
    thanks. I was so moved by Dr. Flowers interview with Bill Moyers.
    I wrote Pres. Obama a postcard asking for the public option. And I phoned NY Sen. Gillebrand’s office asking them to meet with PNHP on heatlhcare.
    Today I e-mailed NY Rep. Nadler asking him to attend the sidewalk summit in DC in front of Blair house Thurs Feb 25th. and referring him to PNHP’s press release on CommonDreams.org today.

    And I e-mailed NY Sen. Schumer asking him to support us on health care, single payer, Medicare for 55s, public option, something!
    good luck
    PS I asked one of them to ask Congress to return all the health insurance money from lobbyists.
    Julie

  12. Nan Boyer says:

    MEDICARE FOR ALL! PRIVATE INSURANCE SUPPLEMENTS ARE NECESSARY AND WILL BE AVAILABLE, WITH GUIDELINES FROM CONGRESS! PEOPLE CAN BUY A SUPPLEMENT TO HELP PAY EXPENSES NOT COVERED BY MEDICARE. THE RICH CAN BUY AS MANY SUPPLEMENTS AS THEY WANT. BASE PRICES ACCORDING TO INCOME! BRING TROOPS HOME AND CLOSE NASA FOR A FEW YEARS TO HELP PAY FOR MEDICARE. SOUNDS GOOD TO ME!!!!

  13. Rosalie Ramsden says:

    Single Payer, Medicare for All, a gov’t run plan (like Fed workers have)- is what the American people deserve. Instead, Congress is casting the American people as a second rate society that doesn’t merit the same health coverage they enjoy. Our Government has never given the people the basic rights promised them – we have made gains by fighting for what is just and fair and that is what we need to do now. And we can’t stop there – we must overhaul our campagn laws so the people pay the cost of electing our representatives NOT SPECIAL INTERESTS.

  14. Norman Viray says:

    Still unacceptable to vote yes as of March 19, 2010…Mandating everyone to pay for health insurance (including small businesses) or else pay penalties? That sounds extortion to me! What if your one of the 40 million who are uninsured and unemployed and also no money left after paying just the rent, food, basic clothing and transportation? double whammy! Where else these people get the money upfront to purchase health insurance? High interest loans? Your bailing out the banks and health insurance companies again!!!
    AMEND THIS CLAUSE BEFORE VOTING YES AND CREATE SOME EXCEPTIONS!!!

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  18. change now says:

    Our private healthcare system is beyond a disaster! I have NO INSURANCE BECAUSE I CANNOT AFFORD IT! BUT MY TAX DOLLARS GO SO GOVT. LEADERS, POLITICIANS, STATE WORKERS, PEOPLE IN PRISON, THE POOR CAN GET IT! WE HAVE SINGLE PAYER IN THIS COUNTRY! IT IS ONLY FOR “SOME” TO RECEIVE IT! HOW DISFUNCTIONAL IS THAT? YOU HAVE POLICE, FIRE DEPT, PUBLIC SCHOOLS, NATIONAL SECURITY, COURT SYSTEMS FOR “EVERYONE” BUT THERE IS NOT HEALTHCARE FOR ALL???? 50 MILLION PEOPLE SUFFERING, DYING, GOING BANKRUPT, GREEDY INSURANCE COMPANIES BANKING BILLIONS OFF SICK, BROKE PEOPLE! THAT IS OUTRAGOUS! WHY DO WE NOT SEE A PUBLIC OUTRAGE OVER THIS? WHY DONT WE SEE MORE BUMPER STICKERS GETTING THE WORD OUT? EVERY YEAR MILLIONS OF PEOPLE FILE BANKRUPTCY WITH HEALTH INSURANCE!!! MANY PEOPLE WILL NOT UNDERSTAND UNTIL THEY ARE SICK OR THEIR CHILD IS SICK, JUST HOW DEVASTATING MEDICAL BILLS ARE! THE HEALTHCARE EXCHANGES WILL NOT HELP! PEOPLE WILL BE UNDERINSURED! THE 30-40% CAN BANKRUPT YOU WITH ONE MEDICAL EMERGENCY! WE MUST GET SINGLE PAYER/MEDICARE FOR ALL!

  19. coverage today says:

    Sure, the healthcare exchanges are supposed to help the 50 Million people attain affordable health insurance, but will it really? The premium might be affordable but what about the deductible and percentage the insurance will not cover? American’s need to think about that! The healthcare exchanges are a BANDAID TO OUR HEALTHCARE CRISIS! Being UNDERINSURED IS JUST AS GOOD AS HAVING NO INSURANCE! And do you think the health insurance companies give a rats rear? They don’t care about you going bankrupt, losing your life savings, sleepless nights, losing your home & sanity. This is happening to millions of families that have health insurance. When will America wake up? Self-employed, small business, unemployed, middle-class, those with insurance at work CANNOT ABSORB THE OUTRAGOUS COST OF HEALTHCARE ANY LONGER! Medicare for all was needed YESTERDAY! You may have insurance now, you may be healthy now, but when the day comes that you are not you will have wished we had single-payer/medicare for all!!!!

  20. rob says:

    “PRIVATE HEALTHCARE” IS THE GREAT FLEECING OF AMERICA ON A DEVASTATING SCALE! IT IS DEVASTATING TO SEE WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THE “PRIVATE” HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IS BANKRUPTING OUR AMERICAN FAMILIES AT AN ALARMING RATE, AND HAVING HEALTH INSURANCE WILL NOT PROTECT YOU WHEN YOU MOST NEED IT. IT IS KILLING OUR SMALL BUSINESSES, MIDDLE-CLASS, INDUSTRY, SELF-EMPLOYED, & MOST OF ALL OUR FUTURES! AMERICA CANNOT SUSTAIN THE SKYROCKETING COSTS OF HEALTHCARE! HAVING HEALTH INSURANCE ONLY COVERS YOU “PARTLY” IT LEAVES HUGE GAPING HOLES THAT WILL CAUSE FINANCIAL RUIN. MEDICARE FOR ALL IS DESPERATELY NEEDED! DONT WAIT UNTIL YOU ARE SICK TO BE BANKRUPTED AND LOSE ALL YOU HAVE! EVERY LIVING PERSON WILL GET “SICK”! WE MUST FIGHT FOR OUR FINANCES, FUTURE, AND OUR VERY LIVES!

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