Friday, July 17, 2009

Kucinich amendment to health reform bill would allow states to pursue single payer plans--call to support!

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) has proposed an amendment to the House health care reform bill that would remove potential legal impediments for states to pass single-payer bills by waiving federal exemptions that apply to employer-sponsored health plans. The committee is expected to vote on the amendment later tonight or early tomorrow.

A similar amendment on the Senate side proposed by Sen. Bernie Sanders, was not approved.

You can find a list of Committee members here. A quick call in support of the amendment is in order--it will likely be voted on today.

The following legislators especially need to hear from you!
Rep. Dale Kildee of Michigan: (202) 225-3611
Rep. Susan Davis of California: (202) 225-2040
Rep. David Wu of Oregon: (202) 225-0855
Rep. Carolyn McCarthy of New York: (202) 225-5516
Rep. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii: (202) 225-4906

You can also click here to send a free e-fax through It's easy, fast, and will go to your own members of Congress if you like.

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