take this e-mail action for health care!
For years, candidates for Congress
and elected members of Congress told you they needed to be elected
and re-elected so they could lower health insurance costs and
provide health care for all. Along the way, you kept working for and
voting for those candidates and members of Congress until, at long
last, after the 2008 elections they formed wide majorities.
Now, as that new majority drafts legislation designed to lower
health care costs and provide coverage for all, wide swaths are on
board for real health reform. But
you deserve a commitment.
Will your Senators support a
meaningful public health insurance option? One that meets
President Obama's goals of lowering cost and keeping the insurance
It is up to us to find out.
Email your Senators the following four short, specific questions on
where they stand on a public option. The link below takes you to a
page that allows you to do just that:
We need clear, written responses from every Senator on where they
stand on the public option. As a citizen and as an activist, you are
entitled to answers. If they don't respond, keep asking. If they
respond, but continue to be vague,
keep asking them.
You elected this Congress. They
answer to you. They might be able to dodge the media, but
as a constituent, they have to give you answers. Email your Senators
the following four short, specific questions on where they stand on
a public option. Don't stop until
you receive a clear, written response from them:
Let's get to the bottom of this.
We need to know
Congress is standing with us on the public health insurance option.
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Care Event in Charleston ~ June 29, 2009
Please attend a
Health Care Reform conversation, Monday, June 29, 2009, 7:00 –
8:30 pm at Temple Israel, 2312 Kanawha Boulevard, East,
The program will feature a Video Message from Senator Jay
The purpose is to provide up-to-date information on pending
federal legislation. It will discuss issues of cost efficiency
of universal and affordable health care access, and address
myths vs facts, and pros and cons of current proposals.
The discussants will be Dr. Dan Foster, of the West Virginia
State Senate, and a physician advisor at Charleston Area Medical
Center; and Renate Pore, President of West Virginians for
Affordable Health Care, and a health policy analyst with the
West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy. The moderator will be
Rachel Dash, MSW, a Therapist, and Assistant Professor at the
WVU Medical School Department of Behavioral Medicine and
The event is sponsored by the Temple Israel Social Action
Committee, West Virginians for Affordable Health Care, and the
West Virginia Healthy Kids and Families Coalition. Refreshments
will be provided.
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