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March 4, 2009

OBAMA BACKS DOWN ON BARRING SINGLE PAYER BACKERS AT HEALTH SUMMIT

The White House has reversed itself and extended invitations for two single payer supporters to attend Thursday's Healthcare Summit.

Congressman John Conyers, author of HR 676 single payer legislation in the House, and Dr. Oliver Fine, who currently heads Physicians for a National Health Program, received invitations on Wednesday.

The White House was inundated with phone calls, faxes and emails urging that the invitations be extended.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phone calls won't make those rich people pity the working poor who can't afford health insurance. A revolution will force them to listen to us. If we don't rise up they will squeeze us dry until all of us are crap wage slaves for some mega-corporation. Wake up you idiots and rise up against your masters who enslave you! Have we Americans really been so numbed by propaganda that you are unable to think for yourselves anymore? I hope not. One day, I hope somehow you wake up. From redneck, to thug, to yuppie pseudo-leftist liberal scum, perhaps gradually, you will suddenly realize that everything you have been taught is a lie and change your idiot ways. Everything you believe in currently is stupid. I won't hold my breath though. Thank you humanity, you got the planet you deserve but why am I stuck on it with you?

March 4, 2009 11:32 PM  
Blogger toppspnn said...

lol... why dont you say what you really mean to say? But the writer has a point. Pres Obama has a huge fight on his hands with Univ Health care. It must be single payer if he wants it done right. The bottom line is that a "for profit" system like ours is inherently immoral because you cannot leave someones life or death in the hands of a Board of Directors of a Health Ins Company. It must be a right to have health care and if somebody doesnt want Universal Health care and insists on some dumb PPO or HMO plan arrangement then let him or her roll the dice with their health and have it their way.

March 5, 2009 9:41 AM  
Anonymous robbie said...

ooooo! TWO! count 'em! TWO! How many hundreds and thousands of insurance industry lobbyists will be there?

March 6, 2009 5:17 AM  

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