Join Dr. Flowers in Asking the President to Meet with Us

During last night’s State of the Union Address, President Obama said, “If anyone from either party has a better approach that will bring down premiums, bring down the deficit, cover the uninsured, strengthen Medicare for seniors, and stop insurance company abuses, let me know.

So to let him know about a better approach, PNHP’s Congressional Fellow, Dr. Margaret Flowers, is going to the White House today to ask President Obama to meet with representatives from the Leadership Conference for Guaranteed Health Care (a coalition of nurses, doctors, patients, and health care advocates who support Improved Medicare for All).

Please join Dr. Flowers in urging the President to meet with advocates of real reform (improved Medicare for all) by calling the White House at 202-456-1111.

Tell them, “I’m letting you know that improved Medicare for all (HR 676) is better than the health bill proposed by Congress. Meet with Dr. Flowers and the Leadership Conference for Guaranteed Health Care to about why.”

Read Dr. Flowers’ open letter to President Obama, asking the President to meet with us, here.

Thanks for all that you do,
Healthcare-NOW! National Staff

P.S. If you haven’t already, please sign our petition to President Obama asking him to start from scratch on healthcare reform.


  1. iBlogWestHartford on January 28, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    Careful – the Insurance Industry can be ANIMALS!

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  2. Kate Wessling, M.D. on January 29, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    The only true solution is a single payer health care plan. The true path to achieving it is education and planning. We need clear and simple messsages to deliver nationally and we need to plan how to meet the well-founded fears people associate with a single payer plan. As we now see, any compromise results in further dilution until we end up with a reform that would increase costs while benefiting a relatively small number of those suffering under the current system.

  3. Anthony Jacobs on February 1, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    We want and demand comprehensive health care for all but illegals here in the united states, medicare if you will but we have a lot of catching up to do for the so called hope of the free world, yeah right!

  4. Carolyn Taylor on February 11, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Dear President Obama,

    I understand your desire for,(and lately, the practical need to) obtain bi-partisan support for your Health Care reform initiative. Your job is made nearly impossible by the fact that You face a divided Congress, many of whom simply wish for your downfall. They would confound anything you suggested, even if they personally loved it. I hope you will ram through a version of Single Payer Healthcare in the same autocratic style used by the White House’s former tenant(never thought I’d say that.) As Eddie Rickenbacker once said (and I paraphrase), “Courage is doing something you’re afraid to do. They’re can be no courage unless you’re scared.” Remember that the chief hero of Canada is Tommy Douglas, the man who brought them their national health system.