WV Citizen Action Group
Action Alert

June 21
 Alert Archive


 Please 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 industry honest?

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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 Health 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, Charleston.

 The program will feature a Video Message from Senator Jay Rockefeller

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 Psychiatry.

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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