Monday, April 6, 2009

Alert, April 6: Tell Rep. Charles Rangel "We won't go uncovered!"

Call in today!

Congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY) is chair of the House Ways and Means Committee with jurisdiction over health care reform, including the authority to hold hearings on policy and proposed legislation. He's publicly proclaimed support for single-payer health care, but hasn't joined the 74 representatives who've co-sponsored HR 676.

Please call Rep. Rangel's district office today. Ask him to hold hearings on HR 676, stop accepting exorbitant campaign contributions from the insurance industry, and sign on to HR 676. The office number is 212-663-3900, or toll free at 1-866-338-1015.

Today, while the final White House Regional Forum on Health Reform is held in Los Angeles, protesters will be demonstrating outside Rep. Rangel's New York office. They are organized by the Private Health Insurance Must Go! Coalition, a New York City-based coalition fighting for HR676 and single payer health care. They'll have on hospital gowns, with the message that "private insurance is a lot like a hospital gown...chances are you aren't covered!" And this is a situation that more and more of us face, as our jobs disappear, and with them, our insurance.

Support the coalition's action--and the work of all single payer advocates--by calling Rep. Rangel today!

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