Recently, President Obama spoke at to a large group of mostly supportive students and local residents at Arcadia University in Glenside. The president at one point mentioned that “people on the left” want “single-payer.” But before he could add that that approach wasn’t going to happen, he found himself drowned out by cheers calling for Medicare for all and single-payer.

Unfortunately, President Obama hasn’t listened to the public which is in majority agreement* that a Medicare for All system is the best way to solve our health care crisis.

You can send the message directly to the White House by supporting Improved Medicare for All in the top 10 ideas for change contest at Change.org.

It’s easy to vote. Just go here and you can sign in and vote in less than 20 seconds for the real solution to our health care crisis.

This is the second round of voting. If you voted in the first, you can vote again.

* The Polling is Quite Clear

7 Comments

  1. Maria Welding on March 12, 2010 at 9:38 am

    Hi.
    In this country the best healthcare is not for but those that have the coverage and the money to pay.
    How else can it be unless we all have equal coverage or equal money.
    We need reform.Total reform.Get the Insurance Co out or regualated where the care we receive would be based on need not policy.
    We need the cost to be the same for all.Not to allow this to go on that the Hospitals can charge 5000 to an insurance Co and give discount to others.The Insurance Co dictate the price and the pay on my behalf.I might get it I might not.Medications are in this country a robery and the Us market is it’s gold mine.
    How often do Dr’s order what the Insurance pay for or allow but dismiss you if there is no coverage.
    This reform is the best thing in this country to day.
    People here have no idea what they are missing,they are conditioned to the poor care and the bills with it.People of this nation are left in the dark for information on cost and other.
    This is sad and discusting.



  2. sandra silva on March 12, 2010 at 10:09 am

    medicare has medically served americans of retirement age effectively for the last 44 years. it has low overhead, is efficent and the people who use it like it very much. it is time to allow all americans to also use medicare so they may be medically served in an effective efficient way. expand medicare to all americans regardly of age, or pre- existing conditions. pre-existing conditions nor age should not be a barrier to medical care for citizens of the united states.



  3. sandra silva on March 12, 2010 at 10:11 am

    i stand with my previous statement.



  4. Norman Viray on March 15, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    For once, any bill without any shade of public option and without any shade of single-payer is a failure to deliver a proper bill in my opinion.

    Natoma (self-employed, leukemia patient from Ohio) and all 30 million uninsured individuals just don’t need any 1 kind of healthcare reform, they need both single payer and public option.

    Reviewed the bill partially and there are not enough numbers to support some caps and limits. It is all written by mostly writers and lawyers. Pre-existing condition clause for 4 years??? Come on! The patient is dead before the insurance starts paying (this item needs to be seriously fixed – maybe a Republican compromise LOL).

    The health reform bill as of 3/15 need some serious amendments.

    As I mentioned in my earlier posts, bring in 3 nonprofit tax-exempt health insurance companies to compete with private health insurers. This is the quickest solution while performing some healthcare reform enhancements later on.



  5. Norman Viray on March 19, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Still unacceptable to vote yes as of March 19, 2010…Mandating everyone to pay for health insurance (including small businesses) or else pay penalties? That sounds extortion to me! What if your one of the 40 million who are uninsured and unemployed and also no money left after paying just the rent, food, basic clothing and transportation? double whammy! Where else these people get the money upfront to purchase health insurance? High interest loans? Your bailing out the banks and health insurance companies again!!!
    AMEND THIS CLAUSE BEFORE VOTING YES AND CREATE SOME EXCEPTIONS!!!



  6. Norman Viray on March 19, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Keep in mind that State governments also pay for the jails LOL! Jail overcrowding is a rampant problem LOL! People who are healthcare uninsured will be jailed because they cannot pay the penalty? Give us a break!!!

    SOLUTION: A NEW PROGRESSIVE HEALTH CARE TAX

    This is how it works: For people (young and old 16 years and over) and families earning under 20K, 1% of their paycheck is automatically deducted for heath care tax. 30K and under but over 20k 1.5%, 40K and under but over 30K 2%. 70K and under but over 40K 2.5%. 100K and under but over 70K 3%. 150K and under but over 100k 3.5%. 250K and under but over 150k 4%. 300K and under but over 250K 4.5%, 400K and under but over 300k 5%….and so on and so forth…

    Of course the rich has to share the wealth unless they are inconsiderate financial sociopaths!



  7. Norman Viray on March 20, 2010 at 4:14 am

    How about let’s be creative in creating the new healthcare reform bill:

    *I mentioned in my earlier posts and in the healthcare reform website that the US badly needs another 3 nonprofit tax-exempt heath insurance companies (they will get some government grants, donations from private and public foundations and from individuals) to compete against the for profit health insurers.

    *I mentioned mandatory progressive taxation for the new healthcare tax (Refer to my range from my earlier posts).

    *I mentioned also the new “healthcare tax” in my earlier posts. This can be enhanced by redistributing the current taxes that US workers pay. How about move the 2 to 3 percent from Social Security tax to the new “healthcare tax”? How about moving the 1 percent from Medicare tax to the new “healthcare tax”?

    *The new “healthcare tax” will fund all “Free Clinics” (will run 16 hours a day) in the US to take care of all testing, medicine and preventative care.

    *The new “healthcare tax” will fund the 3 new nonprofit tax-exempt health insurance companies.

    *The new “healthcare tax” will fund State run hospitals to handle medical emergencies, emergency medical testing, necessary surgical procedures from emergencies and hospital bed expenses arising from emergency.

    *THE WHEN, WHERE, AND HOW TO USE THE FUNDS FROM THE NEW HEALTHCARE TAX WILL ALWAYS BE SUBJECT TO VOTING BY ALL US CITIZENS.

    *All size business will not be required to pay for their part-time or full-time employees’ health insurance. Their only obligation is to direct each employee to this free clinics and State-run hospitals. THIS PROPOSAL WILL CREATE MORE JOBS IN THE LONG RUN.

    *All private and public hospitals and free and for profit clinics will have posted billing fee schedule range standard for all medical procedures. No health insurance company will have advantage over another in negotiating the rates. Right now the rates are mystery to the insured consumers and to all health insurance companies.

    *Let us make malpractice insurance like a HSA (Health Savings Account) or FSA (Flexible spending account). This way, nothing is wasted and profits by the Board Members and Officers of this companies regulated.

    *All states must implement caps on punitive damages and compensatory damages arising from medical malpractice.

    *New Physicians will pay for their tuition and fee loans and malpractice insurance another way: Community Service Hours where they are mostly needed. Reason: To create efficient health care delivery.

    *Dollar for dollar healthcare tax credit by each US Worker, US Citizen and US Immigrant. That means, all expenses incurred related to heath care will be deducted from the total tax. For example: An individual paid in 2010 $8K for health insurance premium, he paid $1K for medicine, he paid the 1st $1K of his high deductible health insurance plan, he paid $.5K of copays, he paid $3K for gym membership, wellness/nutrition/exercise/activity classes, vitamins, health beverages, diet meals, and heath gear and equipment. The total expenses paid for the year is $13.5K.
    Assuming his tax is 12K. 12K minus 13.5K results in a tax refund of 1.5K for the year.
    My rationale: Deduction does not count much, credit is much better. This is where the middle class and middle income taxpayers will benefit most.

    *MY ABOVE PROPOSAL SHOULD BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY BY THE CITIZENS, PERMANENT RESIDENTS AND WORKERS OF THE UNITED STATES. HOWEVER YOU SLICE IT OR DICE IT OR DISECT IT, IT IS A WIN WIN PROPOSAL BEFORE VOTING YES!