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Monday, May 25, 2009

Fw: The time has come: Medicare for all, and now!

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From: Health Justice
Date: Sun, 24 May 2009 20:06:38 -0600 (MDT)
To: <rich@drschoor.com>; <fax@health-justice.org>
Subject: (Fax Receipt) I WANT EXPANDED AND IMPROVED MEDICARE NOW

TO: The White House Office of Health Reform, Senator Edward Kennedy, Senator Max Baucus, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Harry Reid.

I WANT EXPANDED AND IMPROVED MEDICARE NOW

Dear President Obama and Legislators:

You want a "uniquely American solution" to the health care crisis. So do I. Fortunately, we already have a uniquely American solution. It works. It saves money. It's called Medicare. It's the most popular social program in history.

I want expanded and improved Medicare now. For me. For everybody. Just like in Rep. Conyers' bill, HR 676.

Health insurance is not the same as health care. Insurance is for accidents. Health care is not an accident. I want health CARE, not health insurance.

Insurance company flacks and high-paid lobbyists twist the truth about Medicare. It's not "socialized medicine." Medicare is publicly financed, privately delivered health CARE. I have heard the nonsense about "government bureaucrats practicing medicine." The insurance companies paid Harry and Louise to twist the truth in 1994 and spout half-baked "facts" to defeat the Clinton plan. That tactic won't fool me again.

Medicare works for Americans over 65. It will work even better for healthier younger people. Quit looking for a solution that gives the insurance companies more money. Use what works. Give Americans under 65 the same right that seniors have - the right to guaranteed affordable health care with free choice.

Medicare for me. Medicare For All. Everybody In, Nobody Out. Now.

Please do the right thing for our kids, our nation, our economy, and vote for expanded Medicare for all.

Sincerely,

Richard Schoor , rich@drschoor.com, zip code 11787