Wednesday, January 21, 2009

HR 676 needs co-sponsors!

The Rx for our healthcare system? Single payer, not individual mandates.

If you were one of the thousands of people who participated in the January 15 congressional call-in day on single-payer, thank you! But the pressure can't stop now! HR 676 still needs co-sponsors, and legislators and aides still need to hear from you. Ask your Representative to get on board with this important piece of legislation, and urge your senators to sponsor companion legislation in the Senate, to counter the current proposals there.

Don't forget to remind legislators to attend a briefing on HR 676 to be held January 28, from 3-5 p.m. in the Rayburn Building's Room 2237. The briefing will focus on single payer's role in economic recovery, reducing health care costs by more than $1.1 trillion over the next decade. For background, see this analysis by Physicians for a National Healthcare Policy here, or read this article by John Nichols, originally written for The Nation and posted on our Headlines Blog.

Check out our healthcare action alerts here.

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