Thursday, August 13, 2009

Healthcare For All, The Battle Continues.....Blog updated Daily with News of Town Hall Meetings and Updates....


(Poster by Kevin Broulliette use for signs and shirts etc)
Below are helpful articales and video to help you get ready to go to a Town Hall Meeting, as well as the FDL site that has information and links and Meeting List.

JUST IN::: David Axelrod sent this out, NEW Whitehouse Reality Website, It has all kinds of Information and really sets the record straight on many issues, Share it Now...

(1) This is the Fact Sheet from Robert Wexler's Office that has information that clearly explains issues and seperates Fact from Fiction about Reform. Great to copy and take with you to share, very short and to the point. Do make copies and do share.....
(2) FDL has great site that has everything about the Meetings, schedule etc Do read about the Pledge and see what you can do to facilitate the Pledge.
( Jane has been doing an amazing job with her team keeping everything organized and flowing getting this together....)
(3) Daily Kos has post up on Lessons Learned ....really Helpful .... This is a great read, and the comments also really helpful about what to try and not try....
(4) Do listen to the President's Address from the weekend, really puts the Absurd Arguments to bed, but good to know What he is still pushing for,
(5) I do encourage you to watch David Sirota's Video below- from his debate on CNN with a GOP talking head...he was calm and eloquent- really good to learn from...it is posted below...
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Some People are having trouble posting about Healthcare on FB, so if you wish to comment here, please do, or email me , enigma4everATearthlinkDOTnet.

13 comments:

enigma4ever said...

Poll Numbers from this week - Media Matters:
The poll found that fully 90 percent of Americans think it is necessary to make "fundamental changes" or "completely rebuild" the health care system. President Obama enjoys a 29-point advantage over congressional Republicans on the question of who has better ideas to reform the system. The percentage of people who think the health care system needs to be fixed now as part of fixing the overall economy has increased in recent weeks, and the percentage who think the US cannot afford to fix health care now has decreased.

Seventy-six percent of Americans consider the rising cost of health care a threat to the nation's economy. Sixty-six percent support the "government offering everyone a government administered health insurance plan - something like the Medicare coverage that people 65 and older get - that would compete with private health insurance plans?" Sixty-five percent support tax increases on "Americans with high incomes" in order to pay for reform.

the walking man said...

http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

Georgia Eliot said...

sorry you're having so many troubles at fb - the neighborhood misses you! Last night's Daily Show was a great giggle re the healthcare noise....and who can't laugh at Levi and Kathy at the TeenChoice Awards?
you might enjoy this writer: http://sobeale.blogspot.com/2009/08/dont-talk-to-me-about-death-panels.html

enigma4ever said...

thanks walking man...
;-)


Georgia;;;
it's okay- I am bumbling and new to it, so I have not a clue what I did to cause such Warning signs..absurd..so there you go...loved the daily show- made me laugh soooo hard....
and I will check out the blog for sure..thanks again,..

kid said...

Hey long time no see.I guess you know about the two town halls that Rep.Fudge is having and the one that Sherrod Brown is having.Here's one you don't know about WHK 1420 is having a "fair and balanced" one Thursday the 13th at Parma Memorial Hall. This one is sponsored by Salem Radio Network.The same that has Gallagher,Medved, and Bennett

enigma4ever said...

Kid hey there, I think I am going to the fudge on tonight- but I wrote to Sherrod Brown's office and was told that there was not a town hall ?

Can you tell me about the Sherrod Brown one- that is the one I really want to go to...

( ahh, I think I will pass on the Parma one...thanks ;-)

catfood said...

So nice to talk to you at Rep. Fudge's forum this evening!

Everyone, you missed a great, short, incredibly direct, and well-delivered speech by our bloghost. She was nervous but it didn't show. Nicely done!

Fran said...

I think it's bullshit that we even refer to what we have now as "a system". What we have is such a total haphazard mish mosh of a mess.

Let's not even call it a system.... is really more of a disaster. As another blogger pointed out.... many of those with insurance really don't know if their insurance is any good at all unless or until there is a major medical issue or a catastrophic health event that tops out the policy coverage & then you are basically in medical bankruptcy mode.

Clearly the GOP talking point that is being spewed & recited here is *FREEDOM*....
Wow!!! Freedom to put your health & well being
in the hands of profiteers?
How are these people so easily brainwashed?????

Swing by my blog for a parody laugh, much needed from all this heavy stuff.

enigma4ever said...

Fran:::
thank you..I for sure will come visiting...and I love your insights and humor...

;-)

Catfood...
Hmm, I am not sure who you are..I can take a guess ( you need to email me) thank you for what you said..and if you are the person sitting in the L row- thank you soooo much for being encouraging and such good company......I was very nervous and yes, I shyly just wanted to leave when it was over- so I ran to thank the Fudge people and sneak out...

I was so proud of Marcia and her staff...and the crowd there....Thank you again for everything...
;-)

enigma4ever said...

Okay...to local Ctown people-
I was on 3 of 4 channels- 3,4,19 and not 5 ( phew) and I don't know about Fox....

( they showed my question but not her response...and yeah I look preggers in a scrub top- how embarrassing...but the Public Option question did get asked...)

libhom said...

Single payer is much better than the Obama plan, but that doesn't mean we should let the astroturfers off the hook.

enigma4ever said...

lib-
I would give anything to have single payer

enigma4ever said...

Friday Noon cpsan:::
Grassley town hall meeting from wed. in a church,
and he is talking about how he prays for Christ because he was sure Jesus would want him to- now this is strange- because the Question was :
"Are the Feds going to take over Our Waters all of our waters"

Then he rambles on how the Laws disrespect the Private property, and that he had a talk with Sotomayer and that she did not respect the rights of private property. ( ??? this sounds like a bunch of hoeey). He is just making shit up....( Obama is a fool to trust this man for 5 minutes).

Now he is saying that His Plan is dangerous- the Public Option is dangerous, now he is making up numbers saying 120 million will op out. The President's Plan is unworkable-he should have not promised it. Now he is talking about some law 1974
and talks about How Small Businesses are going to be in danger in 5 years , because they would not be protected by Self Insured Laws. If you like your insurance you won't be able to keep it.

Out of Pocket Caps and Lifetime Caps Question ?
"we are still talking", He does not know about the Kennedy Bill- he says it is not printed ??? What the hell is he doing- he makes it sound the Govt is hiding bills and data from people." 13-15 % is what I think it is" but what he did not know what

"BLue Cross and Blue Sheild Boards used to be nonprofit" Pediatrician got up and said that he worked for the Original Board inthe 60's, he is siting the CEO"s and Board members making millions, that is why we are spending twice as much as other countries.

"It is great heathcare for people that have insurance- but not for the people that don't have any thing- they have no care. He then went on to tell Horror stories from Texas babies being born without any prenatal care. Then he went on to ramble a smidge that drugs are too expensive.Now he is talking about Afganistan."

( the pediatrician did bring up great points..)

AND now MEdicaid is being bashed by Grassley..shit- he is unreal.

Bottem line- Grassely