Thanks to all of you for your kind words, re: my column/letter to the troops….the healthcare for everyone, single-payer troops who are now scattered by the millions across this land.
Here goes another one, a column to explain how easy it will be for us to get great healthcare for all of us.
Finally, after HEALTHCARE-NOW’S four years of hard work and building understanding among people nationwide, we are where we hoped to be. Imagine! Election day is almost here. We had hoped to have a large enough majority in Congress favoring a single-payer, national system that could override any veto–or at least encourage the next president to say yes to national healthcare for all and to say no to the continuation of insurance company domination. Now we are close to having that kind of majority. The insurance companies cannot continue to force us to purchase their product.
What does this say about the economy? One of the best ways for the economy to begin to heal itself is to refuse to put billions of dollars into insurance companies that refuse to cover everyone, that charge enormous fees, and that participate in enormous fraud on the economy of the people and the nation. Enough people understand that we can have a national healthcare system for everybody in this country while spending less money and providing quality to every person, man, woman, and child. Now it is our turn!
One more time–this time, play this tune to jazz, classical, red neck, symphonic, and blues music–we can afford this! In fact, national healthcare for everyone will cost less. Why? How? Remember! It is easy!
One small fact stands in our way right now today. It is the cost of insurance companies.
If we decide to eschew the cost of doing business with insurance companies, then we can have higher quality, better healthcare for everybody. It is easy as pie; as American as apple pie or cherry if you prefer.
ON THE OTHER HAND, if we believe that we can’t have excellent healthcare without having insurance companies in charge, then we will no longer be able to have excellent healthcare for all of us. We will continue to have as many as 50 million of us uninsured at a cost of an additional $386 billion dollars per year.
But we can do this. NOW is the TIME. Let’s heal the economy and the health of our people all at once with a single-payer, national healthcare system–now–with a new congress and a new president! Or together with whatever we come out with on November 4th. Now is the time!
National Coordinator, Healthcare-NOW!
“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhumane.”
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.