1. Peter Christiansen on November 5, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    Can this list be update ASAP to reflect the newly elected Democratic majorities in the congress, so we can begin to contact those memeners of congress who are “undecided” or oppossed and ask them to support single payer. The list as published is very out-of-date and actually understates support for single payer.

    Thank you

  2. Christine Adams on November 17, 2008 at 9:33 am

    Think about it: HR676 Single Payer Medicare for All is the ONLY

    “REVENUE NEUTRAL” health care reform proposal.

    All other proposals would raise taxes and/or increase what we have to pay for health care.

    As taxpayers, we would simply shift what we now pay in health insurance premiums, deductibles, co-pays from paying for-profit health insurance companies and instead pay it into the “government. sickness fund” .

    We would not have an increase in what we are actually paying. We would just pay into a [not-for-profit] government entity instead of a for-profit health plan.
    In fact, we end up with a revenue decrease or tax break/credit if we adopt
    HR 676.

    The other reform proposals that want to give subsidies to low & middle income households to buy private health plans or to be allowed to buy into the government health plans are actually a taxpayer subsidy to a private business [the health insurance company] – just so that business can stay in business. Health plans are not vital to our nation’s safety – like a power plant would be. They don’t add value, we don’t need them, we especially don’t need to subsidize them. They are just parasites sucking out the money from health care into their own pockets.

    Tell your representatives that HR 676 is a tax break to businesses and citizens alike; One of the best “bailouts” ever. It’s not only revenue neutral – it will save revenue. When they see it as a revenue boon instead of a bust, it will give them the political cover they need to support HR 676.

    Single Payer In Our Lifetime!