Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Call the White House and tell President Obama to make room at the table for Single Payer!

UPDATE, March 5: Thanks to your calls and emails, the White House invited Rep. John Conyers and Dr. Oliver Fein, president of Physicians for a National Health Plan. Keep in the loop--we'll need to speak out again and again to build a movement for health care policy that cures people, not ailing corporations.

This Thursday, March 5, the White House will host a summit on how to reform the health care system.

The 120 invited guests include lobbyists for various interest groups, including the private-for-profit insurance industry (AHIP), some members of Congress including Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus who has already ruled single payer "off the table," and various others concerned with health care.

No single payer advocates have been invited to attend.

Please urge President Obama to fulfill his promise for transparency and openness in government. Call The White House (202) 456-1414 or (202) 456-1111 before the start of the summit on Thursday. Tell the president to listen to experts on single payer health care--the system favored by both a majority of Americans and a majority of physicians.

Let's get a place at the table for Single Payer!

Please forward this email widely, and ask your friends and family to forward it as well! We need a groundswell of support for real change on health care!

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