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Vote For Senate Amendment 2837 For Medicare For All
[193003:111212] M.S., Hendersonville, TN
Let's pass this sucker, so corporations, will have one less thing to blame the "Black guy in the White House" for.
[163641:031710] m.z., Louisville, KY
Please support Amendment 2847, Medicare for All. I am 64 and can't wait to get on Medicare. My insurance premium is almost $900 a month, just for me. My husband is 82 and while on Medicare has been through 4 serious cancers. We couldn't have been more pleased with no hassle Medicare. Insurance companies don't contribute one thing to making a person well. The just suck all the money out of the health care system. Please vote yes on this amendment. Start thinking about hardworking Americans and not about the big corporations and your next campaign.
[055731:021810] C.V., Mount Holly, NJ
What I have a problem with are the many tea-baggers over the age of 65 who shout at their elected officials while espousing their right-wing agenda. These retired people who have no life other than to interfere in the lives of the rest of US all voted for Republicans who were against the Medicare they now enjoy, got tax breaks under Reagan and Bush I and now live in relative comfort. These teabaggen (sans Brownshirt) are the new fascists who say "we got ours (in spite of ourselves), NONE FOR YOU." You tea-baggers are not the greatest generation, you just happen to be the oldest hypocrites around.
[112721:010610] R.H., Los Angeles, CA
Please don't let the "Kingmakers" sway you into thinking that we the people are nothing but a human resource, consumer container or other such dismissive appellations used to rationalize treating us like "dead peasants are good peasants!"
[060721:010210] D.W., Lady Lake, FL
Please think of the people and not the political party. Medicare is so important to us.
[212914:122809] J.C., Pittsburgh, PA
Medical care is not economics, it's our birthright!
[123727:122309] k.s., Amherst, MA
The people say YES!
[185233:122009] S.C., Jenkintown, PA
It is imperative that you vote for Medicare for all. Although you have worked hard, the bill is still not going to help me. It starts too many years from now. Why is this? The health insurance companies will start raising rates. I pay for my own insurance b/c I am a consultant. I just received a letter from Blue Cross that my insurance (Personal Choice Standard Option) is being eliminated. I have til 1/15/10 to decide if I want a similar policy at twice the rate ($800). They now have 3 to 4 years to get every last cent they can from policy holders. Please - Medicare for all if not single payer.a
[105705:122009] C.B., Fort Lauderdale, FL
THIS IS DEDICATED TO GOP LOOSERS WHO LICK IT IN MENS ROOM, LOVE THEIR BURKA WEARING FRIENDS and WHO ALSO LOVE COMMUNISM. F DEMS TOO. GOD BLESS AMERICA.
WHO TOLD AIR FORCE TO STAND DOWN ON 9-11? WHO RELEASED THE 5 ISRAELIE AGENTS THAT THE NEW JERSEY POLICE ARRESTED FOR BLOWING UP TWIN TOWERS? WHO ORDERED THE BOMB SNIFFING DOGS OUT OF TWIN TOWERS 1 WEEK BEFORE 9-11?
WHO ORDERED TERROR DRILL BY FEMA 2 DAYS BEFORE 9-11 IN MANHATTAN?
WHO KILLED PAT TILLMAN and DESTROYED THE EVIDENCE? WHY DOES THIS GOVERNMENT ARREST INNOCENT AMERICANS, TASER THEM and KILL THEM FOR DISSENT OR LOOKING INTO THE EVIDENCE OF 9-11? MY NAME IS ON THIS IF YOU DO NOT LIKE IT, DON'T CRITICIZE ME JUST ANSWER QUESTIONS. REMEMBER YOU WILL FALL HARD. I NOTICED A VERY FEW NASTY CRITICS, APPARENTLY THEY DO NOT LIKE FREE SPEECH. ONE PIECE OF ADVICE, I AIN'T MICHAEL MOORE, I AM FROM DETROIT and LIKE MY BOYHOOD IDOL JIMMY HOFFA I GOT TWO FISTS and ATTITUDE TO MATCH, SO UNLESS YOU GOT 9 FRIENDS PACKING and PRE-ARRANGED FUNERAL, DON'T WASTE THE GAS, CAUSE I WON'T BREAK A SWEAT. OH YEAH DON'T FORGET YOUR BABY SEALS FROM BLACKWATER. LETS PARTY, PERSONALLY I LOVE VIOLENCE, BUT I DON'T PICK ON WEAK.
[103115:121809] s.b., Phoenix, AZ
Every memberof Congress has very generous insurance and health care provisions that are built into the job. These are, in reality, a gift from the American people. It is time that every citizen was accorded the same generosity. If we can afford the costs of wars and subsidies to huge corporations that don't need financial support, then surely in this great country we can include all citizens in a health care package that puts us in the same league as other industrialized countries that protect and care for their citizens.
[081427:121809] R.Z., Bala Cynwyd, PA
Single payer medical reform is the only option that ensures equity, efficiency, and universal coverage. Vote for it.
[061533:121809] C.P., Jonesborough, TN
I salute everyone who voted against Ben Bernanke's nomination. I would like to see an audit of the Federal Reserve Bank as Alan Grayson and Ron Paul proposed. I want to see wall street reeled in and policed more effectively. I would also like to see Senator Chris Dodd replaced as chairman of the Senate Banking Committee. We need someone with a spine in this position. America is watching you guys. We can see now, by looking at the wall street situation, who is working for us and who is bought and paid for by the banks. Please support middle class America. We need you.
[191049:121709] r.c., Plano, TX
Let's concentrate on making health care not only available for everyone, but at the same price for everyone, affordable.
[102306:121709] m.m., Galax, VA
give us affordable health care like most other countries have including CUBA for god's sake impeach all idiot senators and congressmen who are on the insurance companies payroll
[193220:121609] E.B., Seattle, WA
Change 1 word in the Medicare law (Change minimum age from 65 years to 65 seconds and we'll virtually have Single Payer for all U.S. citizens and legal residents!) Do it now, let the Republican obstructionists read it aloud on the House floor!
[134657:121609] G.C., Dayton, OH
A single payer plan makes sense. We all need this option NOW!
[110846:121609] L.W., Seattle, WA
It doesn't look like we, the people, are going to get out from under the thumb of the health care insurance industry, or even make any progress toward that goal.
It is time for a single payer system, Medicare for All.
If we can pay billions and sacrifice lives to war then we can muster the resourses and manage the transition to give our citizens health care without the anchor of the health insurance companies.
Our country needs to make changes to get back to the crede of for the people by the people. Congress seems to be in a mode of for the corporations by the people. We fight wars for coporate interests, we bail them of stupid business practices, we let them decide the future of our planet based on their profit margins and we let them decide our heath care. Big business has way too much control on how our tax dollars are spent and the future our descendents will face.
I want health care for all with out the health care insurance industry involved. It is not the end of the world if these institutions close up shop, other industries have come and gone, it is time for us to get rid of health care insurance industry because it is not working and put in something that does work, Medicare...... for All.
[102848:121609] M.H., Pittsburgh, PA
The only way to have true health care reform is to consider health care as a human right and provide it to everybody. For profit insurance cannot provide good coverage because when you get sick it ruins their goal of making profit. We have to change the way we deliver health care coverage. Medicare works. Let's build on that.
[083735:121609] R.E., Clearwater, FL
There are many reasons why a single payer system just makes sense. Of those reason, trying to get a free handout is not amoung them. My top reasons are these: 1. I cherish the freedom to earn a living equal to the risk and effort I put into it, but I have lived long enough to know that people are not honest. They will not pull a punch just because a man is down. Having a single payer system makes it possible for every man and women to compete based on their effort, skill and willingness to take a risk. What we have currently is one step above the dark ages. 2. Take away most everything from a man, and he will work harder to get it back. Take everything away from him and he will give up or try to kill you. A government is supposed to regulate society so that the time between revolution is extended. Taking care of the sick and old is a very easy way to do this. It is the sick, old and their families that will start the net revolution. 3. American culture used to stand for something other that being greedy, capitalist, and imperialist. We are becoming what the world has been accusing us of. Or is it just that they saw this in us far sooner that we did? Telling the corporations in america that they are American corporations, and that they are not garanteed a monopoly is the right thing to do. Tell them that our politicians aren't for sale. Tell them that the Government is here to protect competition, and the consumer, not their profits. These are my reasons for supporting a single payer. Now it's time for you to decide what kind of people you are. Are you corporate sellouts or are you american citizens willing to do things the right way?
[160338:121509] v.h., El Portal, CA
Health care for all....It is that simple.
( rather than health care for the lucky ones and profits for the insurance companies and big pharma.)
Leiberman should be ashamed.
[125000:121509] c.k., Roanoke, VA
It's time for our tax dollars to be used for the good of the people. Vote yes on HR676. Yes for Medicare for all.
[123441:121509] B.S., Brooklyn, NY
In their hearts, I believe the large majority Americans know that single payer is the only viable, secure and equitable plan. We are not so blind that we do not see the systems our European friends have and cherish, and how well it serves them, whatever minor flaws the US media choose to emphasize.
So too we know that the insurance companies are in bed with our purported representatives, and that the current medical care reform proposals will further enrich them at our expense. There are strong arguments, and not only from the far right that we may end up with a worse system than we have now, if that is possible.
I strongly urge support for single payer which would bring us a long way toward responsible and socially conscious
government which would truly set the a decent example for other countries in the world.
[104138:121509] M.M., Los Gatos, CA
Everyday it seems, our fearless leaders in Washington succeed in stripping real substance from the so-called Health Care Reform. What's likely to be left that will truly benefit the average American?
So far, the actions of our elected representatives could well have been scripted by the Health Insurance Industry and Big Pharma... perhaps it was?
Even the brief idea to include 55-65 year olds under Medicare (verses Medicare for EVERYONE), looked more like an attempt to move more undesirables from the insurance industry's pool of insureds and thereby increase their profit potential. Presumably, no one could justify the cost of that idea, given the added burden on Medicare to cover that group, without the benefit of being able to spread the expense over the younger segment of the population that "Medicare for All" would have allowed.
Throughout this process, we have had our hopes raised, only to be reminded that nothing in Washington has changed. It all looks like a shell game, orchestrated to appear as if our representatives are actually doing something to help American citizens, rather than themselves.
I'm for voting them ALL out of office in the upcoming elections. Let's impose the term limits that they will never vote for on their own. Whomever runs against an incumbent gets my vote. At first, it really won't matter who replaces them, they will be fresh and perhaps less indebted to lobbyist/contributors than most of our lifetime politicians. Eventually, with new blood in the mix, we can hope to see a gradual change for the better. Isn't this the way our founding fathers envisioned it? It may be our only way to eventually get back to true representational government. What we have now is a joke! And the joke is on us!
[102445:121509] R.R., Seattle, WA
It is unconscionable that in the U.S., probably the most wealthy and powerful nation on this planet, we still do not have universal health care insurance coverage as we approach 2010. Our Congress is wasting our time and money (they can't even dein to pass the "public option"), trying to give yet more windfall profits to an insurance industry which has made billions of $ in profits in just this past decade, on the backs of working people who can barely afford basic necessities of life for themselves and their families. The ONLY way to stop this is with single-payer health care coverage, namely MEDICARE FOR ALL!
[101636:121509] V.H., Laveen, AZ
Get this reform done right, Medicare for all, is the only way to get the message to the health industry. All members of Congress listen to us!