[mgj-discuss] March 11: Burn Your Health Insurance Bill Day
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Tue Mar 3 16:48:41 PST 2009
March 11: Burn Your Health Insurance Bill Day
Single Payer Action, March 2, 2009
Sitting in front of your computer won’t do it.
Watching C-Span won’t do it.
E-mailing your member of Congress won’t do it.
We’re going to have to get off the couch.
And directly confront the three branches of our government.
Obama’s White House.
The Democrat-controlled Congress.
And the for-profit health insurance corporations.
To help us get the job done, we have created Single Payer Action.
Our purpose – direct action to demand a single payer health insurance
system in the United States.
First action: Wednesday March 11, 2009, 10 a.m.
A group of us will protest in front of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in
downtown Washington, D.C. (1150 22nd Street, N.W. Either Dupont Circle Metro
or GWU/Foggy Bottom Metro.)
America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) is the main Washington lobbying
group for the health insurance corporations.
AHIP will be meeting at the hotel to discuss plans to derail single
payer. (Link will be meeting to: http://www.ahip.org/links/policy2009/)
We will be protesting outside.
Demanding an end to an industry that causes at least 18,000 deaths a
year (that’s the estimate of Americans who die every year due to lack of
Single payer would be Medicare for all.
It would give health insurance to every American citizen.
No in network.
No out of network.
And that would mean free choice of doctor and hospital.
Anywhere in the United States.
The majority of Americans support single payer.
The majority of doctors support single payer.
Only the rip-off health insurance corporations and the politicians they
fund are opposed.
Under single payer, health insurance corporations as we know them will
be driven out of business.
At the demonstration, some of us will burn our health insurance bills.
It will be a symbolic act.
Single payer legislation (HR 676) will effectively make it crime to sell
basic health insurance for profit.
Single payer will be the equivalent of the death penalty for health
insurance corporations as they exist.
So, pass the word.
Join single payer action.
Wednesday March 11, 2009.
1150 22nd St. N.W.
Bring your health insurance bills.
We’ll bring the matches.
more info: russellmokhiber at gmail.com
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