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Do You Think that Private Health Insurance is a Bit, Um, Old Fashioned?

A message from our Critical Mass friends.

GOOD SIRS! MADAMS! AND ALL OTHERS!

One must VIGOROUSLY VOYAGE on one’s VICTORIAN VELOCIPEDE to the CRITICAL MASS, the LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH, MAY 28TH, at 5 POST MERIDIAN TIME—just after tea—at THE CITY HALL, in PHILADELPHIA, PA. There, HER MAJESTY’S subjects will demand, quite politely, that a SINGLE PAYER SYSTEM OF HEALTH be instituted for all the PEOPLES OF THE EMPIRE. CHEERS!

As our message is that private health insurance is rather…um…antiquarian…we suggest the wearing of bowler hats, long skirts, mustachioed faces, and other Victorian dandy-wear to make our protest heard, most clearly.

HEAR! HEAR! BICYCLING IS GOOD FOR YOU; THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY IS NOT.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN! LONG LIVE HER MAJESTY, EMPRESS OF INDIA!

WHAT SHOULD WE DO ABOUT THE HEALTH CARE CRISIS?
WE NEED A SINGLE PAYER SYSTEM.

Almost all western democracies–and several countries in the developing world–have full health coverage as a universal right, supported by taxpayer money.

For-profit health insurance makes health care more expensive. Current estimates say that 30% of your health care dollar is spent on administrative waste and profits. A single payer system puts more more funds directly to care, saving money.

A single-payer system leaves doctors in charge of medical decision making instead of HMOs, and the government in charge of paying for care instead of you.

A single-payer system covers all people in the U.S., without exceptions.

Questions? Contact info@healthcare-now.org.

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One Response to “Do You Think that Private Health Insurance is a Bit, Um, Old Fashioned?”
  1. Richard Heckler says:

    Frontline – PBS

    Obama’s Deal
    Jun. 15, 2010 (Check local listings)

    It wasn’t pretty, but it worked. Inside the backroom deals and hardball politics that finally got Obama his health care bill.