Campaign: Rulemaking

Single-Payer Health Care should be "on the table"

In the spirit of transparency and accountability, the national health care debate must include an open and honest analysis of Single-Payer Health Care. We need a thorough analysis of Single-Payer and how it would affect the quality and costs of our health care system, compared to other proposals being discussed. In 2003, Barack Obama stated: "I happen to be a proponent of a Single-Payer universal health care plan. We ...more »

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Make the President and Congress live like we do

If we are to have socialized medicine forced down our throats, then it should also be good enough for Congress and the President to use. Congress and the President have the best health care plans money can buy. I'm sure they're very happy with their plans, but I think they should be made to live just like the common citizens they represent. If socialized medicine is good enough for us, then that's what they should have, ...more »

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Campaign: Rulemaking

Single Payer - Health Care

This is what the vast majority that voted for President Obama wants; a single payer health care system that is sustainable for the foreseeable future.

 

Why can't we have our REPRESENTATIVES carry out our wishes, and not the wishes of "Big-Business?"

 

Remember, big-business caused the problem; they no interest in solving that which has made them RICH!

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Discontinue Medical Benefits for Congress and the Senate until Single Payer Health CARE is passed.

Many representatives work hand in hand to KEEP single payer health care from even being represented at meetings. And they also take huge amounts of money in contributions from HMO, Big Pharma and other medical groups. WHY should WE be giving benefits to representatives who work to keep the public from getting help?

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Campaign: Making Data More Accessible

Better Access to Health Care Statistics

Atul Gawande has article in this week's New Yorker on the reasons why health care costs in one town in Texas were the highest in the nation: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/06/01/090601fa_fact_gawande Apart from his larger point on the problem with the profit motive overtaking the imperative to provide the best care in the health care industry, I was very intrigued that all of the people he interviewed in Allen ...more »

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Federal employees need to have the same policy they are proposing for the people!

If our government thinks they need to JAM healthcare down our throats, they need to have the same policy. Why do our elected officials get the BEST money can buy? In fact, we should demand that their benefits get cut NOW.

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Campaign: Between Federal Agencies

Consolidate purchasing and administration for prescription benefits for federal health care expenditures

The Federal government already pays for between 40 and 50 percent of the health care in the United States. How? When you include active military, VA, medicare, medicaid, federal employees, children, and disability care, the number ranges between 40 and 50 percent. Yet, the payment structure, administration, and prescription lists are vastly different across programs and agencies. It is a well acknowledged fact that prescription ...more »

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Health Care

Most people do NOT understand that the 'cost' of health care is not that they are 'using' lots but that the providers are charging at 'what the market can tolerate'. People are made to feel guilty rather than realize that the 'cost' is what health care expects to receive. This has to change and be EXPLAINED! For example, I had an ultrasound on my knee done in the US ... $1,500! I had the same ultrasound done in New ...more »

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Campaign: Do-It-Yourself Government

Lack of Administrative Unity on Open Government--Vigilance is Necessary

From Air Force One press briefing, June 11. THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________________________ For Immediate Release June 11, 2009 PRESS GAGGLE BY DEPUTY PRESS SECRETARY BILL BURTON Aboard Air Force One En route Green Bay, Wisconsin 11:10 A.M. CDT MR. BURTON: When we land the President will be greeted on arrival by Governor Doyle, Congressman ...more »

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Campaign: Public-Private Partnerships

Set up a FEDERAL HEALTH PROCESSING system similar to the Federal Reserve.

Make insurance companies conform to a standard (not just similar) claim processing form. Allow any licensed insurance company to process any claim from any other insurer or government agency, then settle on a nightly basis the same way we currently do with banking through the Federal Reserve system. Allow the company that processes the claim a per claim processing fee that is part of the settlement. Put in similar ...more »

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Media Manupulation of the Truth - Health Care

Health care changes have widespread public support, according to a CBS-New York Times poll released Saturday. Almost two-thirds say the government should guarantee health insurance for all Americans while half that many think it's not the government's responsibility.

 

Do you know anyone who supports this? I don't.

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