The Mad As Hell Doctors Road Tour

On September 8, 2009 a group of dedicated Oregon physicians will take the message of Universal Health Care “on the road” in a wrapped and branded Motor Home headed for Washington D.C. to support single-payer healthcare.

From their website:

There’s no nice way to say it. The financial cost of health care is killing our citizens, hobbling our economy, crushing small business, and threatening the solvency of our government.

In the meantime, the Health Care Industry is spending almost two million dollars a day lobbying Congress and manipulating public opinion to accept “reform” legislation that leaves a vicious, for-profit system intact.

The “public option” is a trap. We need real reform that finds immediate savings, controls costs, and accomplishes the moral imperative of true Universal Access.

A Single Payer plan is the only real path to a Health Care System that is socially, ethically and fiscally responsible. And yet, our elected officials refuse to even discuss the possibility of a Single Payer plan!

If that doesn’t make you mad, we recommend checking your pulse!

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  1. Marcia Everett on August 7, 2009 at 10:02 am


    our windows are sick- just like us
    they need HR676- just like us

    Let’s give them a LARGE dose. hang up a
    HUGE sign that says HR676, and on our car windows too if we can.

    “HEAL” our windows to HEAL US!!

  2. Nancy Carlile on August 7, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Here’s something I wrote to Moveon and to Michael Moore:

    I don’t know if single payer is one of your issues, but if it is, couldn’t one way to combat the insurance industry’s paid or influenced protesters be a visual showing of those that support single payer. At first I thought of T-shirts that could be sold at very low price outside meetings that state just that, but reconsidered that maybe just arm bands of a certain color and a hand written statement on them saying “I support single payer” could suffice. I would think that “Democracy Now!” could make a brief statement and e-mail could spread the word, while volunteers could make them available prior to meetings for those who didn’t come with one. What do you think?

    Added: It would be hard to miss if the meetings were telecast.

  3. Alby Chrisbach on August 9, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    The ridiculous right wing propaganda that is flittering about now could be advantageous to single-payer. It’s possible that a solid historian of social movements could outline how a reasonable program could be designed to dismantle the actions of the provocateurs and their followers.

  4. Liz Guinette on August 17, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    I just want to thank the Doctors for going all out on this subject, we certainly do need better Health Insurance for Everyone…
    I’m so very proud of these doctors for standing up in what they believe in.
    I worked with Dr.Eugene Uphoff, Portland Family Practice, he is a wonderful, caring man. I’m glad he is representing Portland, Oregon, he is someone we can trust to get the job done right. Thank-you Gene..

  5. Gwen B. Fischer on August 31, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Please contact all single payer web sites and ask that they support MadAsHellDoctors. All single payer web sites should be working together.
    The TEA party folks seem to be anti government, I believe, without knowing what good government can do and the dangers of private corporations running amok without regulations (by government). They’re going to be in DC mid-September. Single Payer folks MUST make a big showing with the MadAsHellDoctors at the end of September!!!!! Thanks, Healthcare-Now!!!!

  6. Dan Sweeton on September 22, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    BY Dan Sweeton

    There are many people that I have met
    Without health care they’re so far in debt
    The’ve lost their job and the rent is due
    And I’m mad as hell so what about you?

    Look at other nations not as rich as us
    Who care for their people without any fuss.
    I can’t afford health care and buy food too.
    And I’m mad as hell so what about you?

    Now Big Insurance has a bottom line
    They’ll take your money and they’ll take mine
    Then deny your claim for a buck or two.
    And I’m mad as hell so what about you?

    Well our Congress has a great insurance plan
    But I just don’t think that they understand
    That us common folks need a health plan too
    And I’m mad as hell so what about you?

    Now I don’t understand their attitude
    The way they think is worse than rude
    They don’t seem to have one single clue
    And I’m mad as hell so what about you?

    Yes I’m mad as hell, and I’ll tell you why
    They don’t seem to care if we live or die
    Single Payer health care is long overdue
    And I’m mad as hell so what about you?

  7. Peggy Smith on October 5, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    T totally agree with the single payer plan and am so proud of the health professionals who are standing up and making their voices heard. I am disgusted with our elected officials who are more concerned with their campaign finances and funding derived from the insurance companies than they are of dealing with the health care changes we need. A grass roots revolt is probably the only way to get our word heard. Let me know what I can do to help.