Friday, July 31, 2009
( originally postd 7.30.09 am)
Attached to the Title is the List of Phone numbers of the Progressive Democratic Caucus, DO CALL THE WHOLE LIST, REMIND THEM OF THEIR PLEDGE AND REMIND THEM THAT LIVES ARE AT STAKE, 14,000 A DAY ARE LOSING HEALTHCARE. AND REMIND THEM TO FIGHT FOR THE PUBLIC OPTION.DO ASK THAT THE KUNCINICH AMENDMENT BE KEPT AS PART OF THE BILL.WE DON'T NEED INSURANCE REFORM, WE NEED HEALTHCARE FOR ALL. AND ALSO REMIND THEM THAT THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CO-OPS AND HAVING A PUBLIC OPTION.
( Jay Rockefeller was on with Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC today, and he is charge of the Health Committee, and it is clear that even he was confused about the co-op vs. public option).
Brave New Films sent out an email this am, 450,000 Doctors support the Public Option,
Stand with the 450,000 doctors and call Congress to reform health care now: (202) 224-3121.
*** If the phone person tries to block your call because you are not a "constituent", NICELY explain that you are a VOTER and that the Democratic Caucus is supposed to represent ALL Voters, and that ALL Voters Healthcare is at stake, so the Caucus must hear from ALL Dem Voters.....*****
Do also ask that the Kucinich Amendment be kept on....and do also ask them where they stand on the Wyden Plan ? and also ask why HR 3200 was pulled off last night ? Scroll down, I posted many helpful talking points yesterday....
Early Thursday Morning Huffington Post article explains where the "Compromising " stands on HR3200, Read this article, it has great insight into the talking points about WHAT is at risk.Please do call the Blue Dog offices too and let them know that THE people in the Country will not support the Compromises that effect Care. Remind them that YOU pay and Porvide their Superior Care. Remember to Remind them that they PLEDGED to get this right...and remind them that it needs a robust Public Option.
Snippet from Huffpo::::
As word of the agreement spread, liberals fired back. "We do not support this," said Rep. Lynn Woolsey, (D-Calif.), co-chair of the Progressive Caucus. "I think they have no idea how many people are against this. They can't possibly be taking us seriously if they're going to bring this forward." At a press conference, she said, "[W]e might have to come back and start over."Plans to convene the Energy and Commerce Committee for a vote slipped until Thursday as leaders sought to allay concerns of liberals.
"Waxman made a deal that is unacceptable," Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) told Politico, after meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Wednesday.
"We signed a pledge to reject any plan that doesn't include a robust public option, and this plan doesn't have a robust public option," he added.
"We just need to get everybody on board," said Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., who chairs the panel's subcommittee on health.
In the Senate, the pace of negotiations appears to have accelerated in recent days, with lawmakers all but settling on a tax on high-cost insurance plans to help pay for the bill, as well as a new mechanism designed to curtail the growth of Medicare over the next 10 years and beyond.More problematic from the point of view of most Democrats is a tentative agreement to omit a provision in which the government would sell insurance in competition with private industry. In its place, the group is expected to recommend nonprofit cooperatives that could operate at the state, regional or even national level.Nor is any bipartisan recommendation likely to include a requirement for large businesses to offer insurance to their workers. Instead, they would have a choice between offering coverage or paying a portion of any government subsidy that noninsured employees would receive.Like the House bill, the bipartisan proposal under discussion would expand eligibility for Medicaid to 133 percent of the federal poverty level.It provides for federal subsidies for individuals and families up to 300 percent of poverty, less than the 400 percent in the House measure."
AARP has Wapo update of late 29th eve, and it ain't so pretty, and is very worrisome....
and maybe we should call the Whitehouse.....remember this from a year ago, Obama campaigning...