Call Today: Support Single-Payer and Women’s Rights in the Senate

The health care struggle is far from over, and we have to fight to protect our rights every step of the way. For all the flaws we see in the House legislation, all indicators show that the Senate legislation will be worse.

We have two messages for our Senators. Restore reproductive rights to the current bill, and continue to stand for the one solution that will truly solve our crisis, improved Medicare for All.

To call and find a script, go here. It’s easy and toll free! Or, if you know your Senators, call the Capitol Switchboard at 866-220-0044.

1) Tell Your Senators to Vote Against “Hyde on Steroids

The National Organization for Women tells us, “The Senate may be voting on a ‘Hyde on steroids’ amendment that would prevent millions of women from obtaining insurance coverage for abortion under healthcare reform. Floor debate begins next week, and senators are being pressured to accept this outrageous evisceration of Roe v. Wade in order to get reform legislation passed. It is not acceptable to achieve healthcare reform by pushing women back to the back alleys. The Senate must not adopt this House-passed amendment that would expand the Hyde Amendment (which prohibits federal funding of abortion, except in cases of rape, incest and threat to a woman’s life).”

Please tell your senators Stupak-Pitts is not status quo and it is not okay.

Three actions to support the National Organization for Women: Nov. 21 in West Chester, PA, Nov. 23 in Washington, DC, and Dec. 2 in Washington, DC. Find out more here.

2) Tell your Senators to support S703

Senator Sanders plans to bring single-payer legislation to the floor of the Senate. Support this historic vote! Having votes for Senator Sanders amendment helps build the movement for real reform. Support S 703!

To call and find a script, go here. It’s easy and toll free! Or, if you know your Senators, call the Capitol Switchboard at 866-220-0044.


  1. David Greenstein on November 21, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Upon reaching age 65 almost all citizens quit private insurance to enroll in Medicare. Since Medicare is obviously understood and preferred by seniors, why don’t we simply extend Medicare to all citizens? The money we presently spend with private insurers will be more than enough to finance the plan and Medicare will actually be made more cost effective because the younger and healthier citizens added would create a more balanced medicare population

    Private insurance companies are the problem with our failing healthcare system and not the solution. Continued private insurance dominance in the health care system guarantees more of our failing ways. Medicare,though, can be the solution but it is obvious why Congress will not even discuss Medicare for all. It is the scandalous one and a half million dollars with which insurance companies are bribing congress every single day. Medicare is not perfect and can be improved but it works , provides full freedom of choice, and is much more cost effective than our present complex employer based system of insurance schemes.

    One additional thought regarding an improvement to Medicare. Health care services covered by Medicare should not be totally free. Recipients should be responsible to pay for a percentage of incurred expenses to ensure that they are responsible consumers. Doctors and hospitals will then be motivated to set and publish fees to compete in the marketplace thus controlling costs automatically

  2. Cliff Summers on November 30, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    I think single-payer is the best way go. I don’t think the reform plan that they are trying to pass now will be cost effective or do what they are think it will do.

    cliff summers