October 28, 2009
Russell at Single Payer Action posted today offering a signed first edition copy of “Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!” for anyone willing to donate $100 or more to help support Single Payer Action in its quest to pass HR 676 and to oppose President Obama’s health care plan:
Obamacare is nothing but bailout to the insurance industry.
It will force Americans without insurance to purchase health insurance – whether they can afford it or not – from corporations designed to rip them off.
The so-called public option is half-baked – whether opt out, opt in, triggered, linked to Medicare rates or not – it will be an abject failure.
It won’t control costs.
It won’t cover everyone.
It won’t stop the wave of medical bankruptcies.
It leaves the insurance corporations in the drivers seat.
And will probably strengthen them by taking the sickest and most expensive patients off their hands.
Activists from Vermont and Massachusetts tell us that they now regret not working to defeat similar half-baked measures for reform in their states.
Passages of those reforms did more harm than good and set back the movement for single payer in their states for years.
Let’s not make the same mistake at the national level.