Health Care or Insurance Care? It's Time to Respond!

Dear Friends,

The health care decision-making process in Washington is horribly tainted by the campaign
contributions of insurance and pharmaceutical interests. Under the pay-to-play system health
care becomes insurance care, the public option shrinks to irrelevance, the choice we are left:
What kind of private, for-profit insurance do you want? This is not acceptable. We must
respond now, and not settle for a plan which subsidizes insurance companies and
pharmaceutical companies and sets the stage for the privatization of Medicare. We want
Health Care for all the people, Medicare for All, which is exactly what the bill John Conyers
and I wrote, HR 676, accomplishes. And the only way we will achieve it is to organize and
take action in our communities to effect real change at a state and national level. Let us initiate
immediately an action plan to intervene and provide health care for all:
1, On-line petition. Please contact your lists, your family and friends. Please sign the petition
for a single payer system. I will deliver the petitions directly to your Congressperson.
2. Petition to download, print and circulate among friends and neighbors - including an
instruction sheet.
3. A National Health Care for All Conference Call from Washington, DC, at 10 pm EDT,
Thursday, September 10th at 1-800-230-1096. Join us, so that we can discuss our new
beginning and ways in which we can all help. Pre-registration is necessary in order to reserve
sufficient phone lines. Please RSVP here. When you call in and the operator asks, "what
conference call?" tell the operator, "Health Care for All."

Health Care Meet-Ups. Coming Thursday September 10 2009.
I need your help to initiate this action. If you believe, as I do, that we can and must begin
a new long-term state-by-state grassroots effort to create a single-payer, not-for-profit health
care system, please contribute now at