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The Obama-Biden Transition Team Needs Our Help!

Healthcare is a top priority for President-elect Obama, and he wants your help in reforming the system to provide quality, affordable health care for all Americans. That’s why this holiday season, they’re asking you to give them the gift of your ideas and input. will provide all hosts with special moderator kits that will give you everything you need to get the discussion going.

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  1. Paul Roden on December 12, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    Dear Health Care NOW!

    Bucks Health, which is not a single payer health care supporter on the national or state level, is organizing with the Obama-Bidden Transition Team, 2 Community Discussions on Health Care Reform. It is imperative that every single payer, universal health care advocate be there enmasse to speak truth to power. Please spread the word now and put people in touch with me ASAP.



    These types of Town Hall Meetings with the Obama-Bidden Transition Team Members are being organized aroung the country and the state of PA. Go to or to find one near you or to organize your own in your neighborhood or your neck of the woods.
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    President Elect Barack Obama’s Transition Team via is sponsoring a series of nationwide community discussions on reforming the delivery of US health care.
    Bucks Voices for Health Care Reform, in conjunction with the Obama-Biden Transition team, will host such a discussion on:
    Monday, December 15, 2008 OR Wednesday, December 17, 2008
    7:00 – 8:30 pm 7:00 – 8:30 pm
    The Doylestown Free Library The Meeting Room
    150 South Pine Street The Yardley-Makefield Free Library
    Doylestown, PA 18901 1080 Edgewood Road, Yardley, PA 19067

    Please join us – it is critically important to be seated at the discussion table and to voice your opinion. Feedback from this discussion will be provided to the Obama-Biden transition team. Please click here to download the event flyer.
    Health care spending at 16% of US national GDP constitutes the largest single national expense. In 2007 this averaged $7,500 per person. In 2009, predictions are health care costs will approximate $2.56 trillion or about $8,500 per person.
    Second to one’s home, this will be the largest expense for many Americans. For some, healthcare will be the largest cost. Medical bills are the leading cause of US personal bankruptcies adding significantly to the economic crisis and financial hardship for many.
    Loss of employment related health care via rising unemployment leads to rising numbers of uninsured and the underinsured. Rising health care costs and burgeoning Federal and State deficits further fuel the vicious cycle of reduced access to medical care especially for those with chronic disease, contributing to deteriorating health care outcomes in the US. There are solutions and there is hope although your action and your support are required.
    The conference is free and open to the public. Registration is suggested but not required. Please call 267-679-0617 or email us at for more information. We hope to see you there.

    Obama Asks Nation for Input On Reforming Health System
    Ceci Connolly, Washington Post Staff Writer
    December 6, 2008
    ‘We Want Your Exact Ideas,’ Daschle Says
    Originally published by The Washington Post.

    In between the tree trimming and gift-giving, President-elect Barack Obama is inviting Americans to spend part of the holiday season talking about health care–and report back to him. As he gears up for major health reform legislation next year, Obama is encouraging average Americans to host informal gatherings to brainstorm about how to improve the U.S. system. [Click here to create or attend a House Meeting.]

    The sessions, which could take place at a party, over a Menorah-lighting or at the annual Christmas cookie bake-off, are to be held Dec. 15 to Dec. 31. Former Senator Thomas A. Daschle, Obama’s point person on health, will attend at least one and prepare a detailed report, complete with video, to present to the next president. [more]
    Best regards,

    Paul Roden
    Coordinator, Lower Bucks for Democracy and Member, PA, Single Payer, Health Care Action Committee