Daily Archives: August 1, 2009
I’m, of course, over sixty and only a couple of years away from Medicare. Because of this, I’m a target for the Repiglicans as they try to convince my generation that supporting a public health option will lead to a controlled early death.
This from a really conservative blog (no, I won’t link to it):
Rahm Emanuel’s brother, who is, unsurprisingly enough a “top health adviser” to Obama (”He has already been appointed to two key positions: health-policy adviser at the Office of Management and Budget and a member of Federal Council on Comparative Effectiveness Research.”), “believes that ‘communitarianism’ should guide decisions on who gets care. He says medical care should be reserved for the non-disabled, not given to those ‘who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens . . .’”
“The Blue Dogs are carrying water for the industry instead of their constituents. In effect, the Blue Dogs and the Republicans are taking positions that are closer all the time and further away from what most Americans want.”
-Richard Kirsch, national campaign manager for Health Care for America Now
This comment was made in response to the large amount of contributions going to Blue Dog campaign funds by the Health Care Industry.
The Weiner Amendment made it through the Waxman committee last night. Pelosi has committed a floor vote on it if it is withdrawn from the Economics and Commerce Committee draft, Now Single-Payer has a guaranteed House vote on the final draft of the bill.
Here’s Waxman to Weiner:
Over 50,000 voter faxes got this to happen. More will have to be done to get the whole House to vote this in. Get on the FAX mailing list HERE.