Sunday, June 22, 2008

Everybody in! Nobody out!

On Thursday June 19th in San Francisco 3000 nurses, patients, community leaders and activists joined together for a rally in favor of publicly funded, privately delivered health care for all.

Rally at San Francisco's Moscone Center against AHIP 6/19/2008 from Michelle Klein-Hass on Vimeo.

Private Health Insurance companies have been put on notice. Their waste and greed have got to go. They have got to go.

Listen to Hilda Sarkisyan's speech. She is the mother of Nataline Sarkisyan who died last December because Cigna did not approve a liver transplant for her until the day she died. This is the kind of harm that these people cause.

Senator Obama and Senator McCain listen up: The nurses and patients and everybody else are telling you, "We want guaranteed health care! We want Single Payer Universal Health Care! We want Privately Delivered, Publicly Funded Universal Health Care! We want HR 676. We in California want SB 840! And we need it NOW!"

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Insurance Companies are Seeing the Writing on the Wall

The San Francisco Chronicle today let a CEO of an insurance company beg for recognition in the health care revolution that is coming. He was greated with disdain and disbelief.

The private insurance companies have a lot of nerve. First they screw-up the health care system for the sake of their own profits; then when they see the tide turning against them (hopefully in tsunami fashion), they start whining about how valuable they are. Too late. And not even true. They have only seen us as dollar signs. They have not provided us with the care we needed when we needed it. Their greed is now so distasteful and so disgusting that all sane people are looking to get rid of them. Single Payer Universal Health Care like John Conyers has proposed (HR 676) is exactly what America needs. Choose your own doctor. Choose the hospital to go to. Go get care when you need it. No pre-existing conditions. Prescription drugs covered. Everybody's covered. This is way to a healthy, strong workforce and bright, happy children. What are we waiting for? We just need to get guys like Bruce out of the way.