Public Citizen: Take Action for Single-Payer

Help Public Citizen reach its goal of 50,000 emails to Congress!

Our nation is facing a health care crisis. Single-payer health care is the only reform that will provide universal coverage and contain skyrocketing costs.

Public Citizen needs you to take action immediately and tell Congress loud and clear that lawmakers must order the Congressional Budget Office to compare the cost of a single-payer system with the cost of other health reform proposals. We know this will show that the single-payer solution is the way to go.

Having this piece of information is crucial to ensuring an honest, balanced and transparent debate on health care reform.

Take action today – we want to gather 50,000 emails to Congress by this Friday.

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  1. P. Sowa on July 7, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    It is a human right to be provided with health care, despite ones ability to pay. We need single payer health care reform in the US now!

  2. Giovanna Lepore on July 7, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    “Public option”. “Trigger Point”?? No–Single Payer, Publicly Funded Universal Health Care or we will hit the streets and fill your jails you traitors in Congress!

    • Denise in Honolulu on July 10, 2009 at 2:02 am

      I want to see all us, workers and unemployed, take to the streets demanding Single Payer Health Care.
      What will the elites do when we refuse to play by their rules any longer (those rules, for us, by them, that they don’t have to live by)?
      They have polluted our planet and our bodies with their toxic chemicals and then when we get sick, no health care. How many more must die or go bankrupt? When do we finally use the power of our numbers?
      Let us join together as one, united in our demand for our basic human right – Single Payer Health Care.
      What are we waiting for?

  3. sue oelkers on July 7, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Single payer is the only option that will fix healthcare. Employment opporunities can then possibly flourish! The “for profit” healthcare has ruined lives and is a deadly option to continue. Healthcare needs to be just that-healthcare. Take the profit makers out of the picture as they are the ones between your doctor and you if you can see a doctor! Many cannot because they have no means to pay. The “pre exisiting” condition denials for payment are running rampant and claims are being denied on a regular basis. Who can fight the insurance companies when your at the mercy of them for treatments? Pre approved surgeries are being performed and then they are denied as pre exisiting conditions. This is out of control and needs to end! Single payer to expand Medicare for all and let us pay according to income and wage. We do not want free healthcare, we want fair healthcare. Trying to keep the insurance companies honest with a public option is like asking the bankers to regulate themselves. We all know how that turned out! Single payer Mr. President as YOU PROMISED IN YOUR CAMPAIGN. You made promises and we elected you, you must live up to those promises now! More of the same will not cut it! Wallstreet and the banks got theirs, now we demand ours! You have 75% of the population on your side, use it! We do not need the party of NO in on this. The people are here for you!

  4. sandy on July 8, 2009 at 6:46 am

    Why hasn’t the CBO scored the cost of a single payer health care system?

    • Sally G on July 14, 2009 at 4:31 pm

      I was told that they take direction from Congress, which hasn’t asked them to do so. I suggest we e-mail and fax relevant bill sponsors/cosponsors and those who have said that they are in favor but haven’t taken action to make this request to the CBO. http://www.1payer(dot)net may have an action on this.

  5. MaineBob on July 8, 2009 at 9:28 am

    I edited the proposed message by Public Citizen: to include scoring either HR676 or S.703 “Single Payer” “Medicare for All” and I sent a webform message to Pres Obama via with a request that he not support Rahm Emanual’s proposed “Trigger” and instead request congress to score Single Payer to allow for transparency. I also called the Whitehouse at 202-456-1111 with same message.

    My request is that you, yes YOU do the same. AND THANKS!

    • Sally G on July 14, 2009 at 4:39 pm

      Done! (request to Pres. Obama through Web form to score CBO)

  6. Tony DiMarco on July 24, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    We may be at an historic moment in the long health care reform movement in the United States; let’s not lose the momentum by getting caught up in “details” and fighting amongst ourselves over this detail or that. There will be plenty of time to resolve differences after a general piece of legislation is passed and it is established that this country stands for ‘health care for people, not profit’. -Tony DiMarco