George Holland For Congress - 2012
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A USAF-NATO Anti-War Veteran!

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The New World Order (Bilderberger?) of The Bushs,
The Clintons and Barack Obama
and Its Economic
Terrorism On The American People.
i.e., Eventual economic collapse with endless wars
based on lies, deceit and greed,
endless debt,
endless printing of "fiat" money, endless high
unemployment, increasing poverty and the abolition
of cherished "safety nets" such as Social Security
and Medicare. Is America's future a world
government and a possible police state?
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Issue One "NATO & THE NEW WORLD ORDER"

Had enough New World Order Wars based on lies, deceit and
greed?  Would you die for a lie?  Why should others?
(1) No War With Iran!           
Iran has no nuclear weapons:  Israel has 200-400 nuclear
warheads to threaten its arab neighbors.  Should we bomb
Israel, Instead?

(2) Causes of The Iraq War
(a) "Blood Money"  (excerpts):  "Weapons of mass destruction are a
smokescreen."  "The drive behind this war
is ideological in nature, a crusade to 'reform' the religion of Islam as it
exists in both government and society within the Middle East."

(b)  The Surge  (The following is excerpted)
"Neocon godfather Norman Podhoretz set out the plan for Middle East conquest
several years ago in Commentary magazine. It is a plan for Muslim genocide. In
place of physical extermination of Muslims, Podhoretz advocates their cultural
destruction by deracination. Islam is to be torn out by the roots and reduced to a
purely formal shell devoid of any real beliefs.
Podhoretz disguises the neoconservative attack against diversity with contrived
arguments, but its real purpose is to use the US military to subdue Arabs and to
create space for Israel to expand.
Not enough Americans are aware that this is what the "war on terror" is all about."
(c)The New U.S. British Oil Imperialism  

(3) The Turkministan -Afghanistan- Pakistan-Pipeline Wars

Issue Two: The Economy
1) Debt, debt and more debt! The next and last bubble, THE
DEBT BUBBLE!

2) Rep. Pence and President Obama;  After 11  years of "tax
cuts" for the wealthy;  Where are the jobs you promised?

Issue Three: The Looting of Social Security
Has Obama done what Rep. Pence couldn't do: That is, "destroy
Social Security" and put Grandma & Grandpa out on the street?



Issue Four  True Health Care Reform - Medicare For All!

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National Health Care Reform
Friends:  Obama , after promising America's workers, "Single
Payer" National Health Insurance has reneged on that promise.  
The current "health care" reform bill is an insult to America's
workers and the needy poor.  Obama and Congress are
lavishing 17 trillion dollars, (your tax dollars) on the large banks
and Wall Street financial firms.  For Obama and Congress to
deny basic health care to needy Americans, especially veterans,
is, in my opinion, "economic terrorism-genocide." Now, do you
understand why I call Obama, " a liar" and "The Reneger"?
gth        
Please read:  It's Simple: Medicare for All
By George S. McGovern Sunday, September 13, 2009
Reproduced for "fair use" from The Washington Post
an excerpt:  "Those of us over 65 have been enjoying this
program for years. I go to the doctor or hospital of my choice,
and my taxes pay all the bills. It's wonderful. But I would have
appreciated it even more if my wife and children and I had had
such health-care coverage when we were younger. I want every
American, from birth to death, to get the kind of health care I
now receive. Removing the payments now going to the
insurance corporations would considerably offset the tax
increase necessary to cover all Americans."


Health Care Jujitsu
Robert Reich
Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy, University of California at Berkeley; Author,
'Aftershock'

AP Health Care Poll: Only FOUR PERCENT Of
Americans Don't Want Any Reform
WASHINGTON Americans and their lawmakers are
dramatically out of sync on health care, with large majorities of
people looking for bipartisan cooperation that's nowhere in
sight.
A new Associated Press-GfK Poll finds a widespread hunger for
improvements to the health care system, which suggests
President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies have a
political opening to push their plan. Half of all Americans say
health care should be changed a lot or "a great deal," and only 4
percent say it shouldn't be changed at all.

Huffington Post CHARLES BABINGTON | 03/ 9/10 06:41 PM | AP


Healthcare-NOW! Dear Healthcare-NOW! Supporter:
"On Saturday, November 7, 2009, the House passed H.R. 3962, the Affordable
Health Care for America Act, to much celebration by the Democratic party.

Healthcare-NOW!'s view, however, is that the House bill is a gift to the
insurance industry at the further expense of the people of this nation."

Socialized Medicine Saved Me
When Pulitzer Prize winner Geraldine Brooks was diagnosed with cancer
overseas, she didn’t hightail it back home, to “the best health care in the
world”—she stayed in Australia, home to a humane, rational system.
By Geraldine Brooks

Lieberman, Bayh Wives in Bed with Health Biz Ties
to pharma, insurers make filibuster threats suspect
By Rob Quinn  Posted Oct. 30, 09 9:38 AM CDT

Pharma Deal With White House on Course to Net
Industry Billions
Sam Stein stein@huffingtonpost.com | HuffPost Reporting

2,266 Veterans Died In 2008 Because They Were
Uninsured
The Huffington Post   |  Elyse Siegel
First Posted: 11-10-09 06:38 PM   |   Updated: 11-10-09 06:49 PM

*Over 2,200 veterans died in 2008 due to lack of health
insurance* *Harvard researchers say 1.46 million working-age
vets lacked health coverage last year, increasing their death rate*
“Like other uninsured Americans, most uninsured vets are
working people – too poor to afford private coverage but not
poor enough to qualify for Medicaid or means-tested VA care,”
said Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, a
professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School who testified
before Congress about uninsured veterans in 2007 . and
carried out the analysis released today. “As a result, veterans go
without the care they need every day in the U.S., and thousands
die each year. It’s a disgrace.”
Dr. David Himmelstein, the co-author of the analysis and
associate professor of medicine at Harvard, commented, “On
this Veterans Day we should not only honor the nearly 500
soldiers who have died this year in
Iraq and Afghanistan, but also the more than 2,200 veterans
who were killed by our broken health insurance system. That’s
six preventable deaths a day.”

He continued: “These unnecessary deaths will continue under
the legislation now before the House and Senate. Those bills
would do virtually nothing for the uninsured until 2013, and
leave at least 17 million uninsured over the long run. We need a
solution that works for all veterans – and for all Americans –
single-payer national health insurance.”
Contact:
Mark Almberg, Physicians for a National Health Program, (312)
782-6006, cell: (312) 622-0996, mark@pnhp.org

Harvard Study Finds Nearly 45,000 Excess Deaths Annually
Linked to Lack of Health Coverage
Lack of health insurance now more lethal
The Harvard-based researchers found that uninsured, working-
age Americans have a 40 percent higher risk of death than their
privately insured counterparts, up from a 25 percent excess
death rate found in 1993.

Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, study co-author, professor of medicine
at Harvard and a primary care physician in Cambridge, Mass.,
noted: "Historically, every other developed nation has achieved
universal health care through some form of nonprofit national
health insurance. Our failure to do so means that all Americans
pay higher health care costs, and 45,000 pay with their lives."

Lack of Universal Health Care Is a Mass Killer
by Deb Richter    Published on Monday, October 5, 2009 by The Progressive
"In my 20 years of practice as a family physician, I have
encountered dozens of cases where the main contributing
factor to a person’s death was the lack of health insurance for
most of their lives.
The lack of universal health care is a mass killer in this country."

America's Doctors Care about us:  If Obama, Lugar, Bayh and
Pence do not!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/14/majority-of-doctors-back_n_286352.html




Obama: A tool of the ruling elites!
Obama's speech on health care reform.
Please note how "single payer" health care is mentioned only
once!  After promising his supporters "single payer" health
care, Obama  has now reneged!   Senator Baucus, from the
small state of Montana has reportedly received 3 million dollars
in campaign contributions from the insurance industry in recent
years!  So he's not supporting "single payer" or Medicare for all!

Health Care Reform!  It's Now or Never!
Medicare For All!  HR 676 is best!
It's the Christian Thing To Do!
In the Lord's Prayer,  we say; "Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be
Done, On Earth as It is in Heaven."
Is it God's will that we allow Obama, Lugar,  Pence  and
Congress to bail out the bank and Wall Street gangsters and yet
deny basic health care benefits to all?  
In my opinion, In their greed for campaign contributions,
Obama, Biden, Reid, Pelosi,
Hoyer,  Carson, Elsworth,  Donnelley, and Visclosky have joined
with their "wall street" brethren, Lugar, Pence, Buyer, and
Burton in bailing out the wall street and bank gangsters with
our tax dollars and ignoring God's Will; betraying the needy and
working class peoples by denying them basic health care!  

If you are a small business owner or a small family; you may not be able to afford any health care
except "Medicare for all" !
Amid Bad Economy, Rising Health Care Premiums Slam
Consumers, Small Businesses
Reproduced for "fair use" from CommonDreams.org by Larry McNeely
The average cost of family health coverage climbed again last year, to
$13,375 for a family of four, according to new data released today [4] by
the Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research Educational Trust [5].
"Small businesses and the families and communities that depend on
them are getting killed by these cost increases. Congress can't wait any
longer to pass health reform,"
McNeely noted.

Dear Friends:  To understand why America is the only
industrialized nation without a national health care system;*
one
has to understand the "profit motive" which when excessive, is
better described as "predatory capitalism".  As part of
The
Bushs', Clintons' and Obama's New World Order, America has
an overwhelming national debt, endless wars and is now a
"banana republic". America is not a republic as we say in our
pledge of allegiance; rather America is a "plutocracy" controlled
by very rich and powerful corporate and political elites,
(oligarchs). These elites control both the Republican and
Democratic parties and are responsible for giving the voters a
choice (?) between "tweedle dee", (McCain) and "tweedle dum,"
(Obama).

For you to gain a better perspective on this; please read
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts article,
"Americans: Serfs Ruled by Oligarchs
Some excerpts: "Americans think that they have "freedom and
democracy" and that politicians are held accountable by
elections.  
The fact of the matter is that the US is ruled by
powerful interest groups who control politicians with
campaign contributions. Our real rulers are an oligarchy of
financial and military/security interests and AIPAC, which
influences US foreign policy for the benefit of Israel."

"Will Americans realize that they are not ruled by elected
representatives but by an oligarchy that owns the
Washington whorehouse"?
"Will Americans ever understand that they are impotent
serfs?"

‘America lives in a fascist state’ – Gerald Celente 19 April, 2009,
"The merger of corporate and government powers in modern
America is plain and simple fascism, believes Gerald Celente,
the founder of the Trends Research Institute and publisher of
Trends Journal."
Some excerpts:" it’s fascism, plain and simple. The merger of
corporate and government powers. State-controlled capitalism
is called fascism, and fascism has come to America in broad
daylight. But they’re feeding them it in little bits and pieces."
"If you want to look at a mafia, you can call it a republican and
democratic party. And if you want to look at the two families,
the heads of the mafia, all you have to do is to look at the
Bushes and the Clintons. They’ve been running the show now
for some 24 years."

* Friends:  All other industrialized nations use and support
universal or national health care plans because they are more
efficient; they provide better health care at lower costs than
privatized health care.
 It's the Christian thing to do!
Please remember this:  Senior citizens and all others!  Medicare
for all, (Single Payer
Health Care) will cost you, the taxpayer less!  So why would
anyone want to keep our current privatized health care system
with its highest costs of any nation?
God and georgehollandforcongress.com support
"Medicare for all"! "Single Payer Health National Health
Insurance-HR 676!"

If Universal Health Care is so terrible; then why do industrialized
countries like Canada and England, France, etc., use it?
Because their citizens have no intention of letting rotten
politicians, lobbyists and profit hungry health care corporations
control their health care as Americans do! gth
Please Read:
Canadians Overwhelmingly Support Public Health
Care!
New Poll Shows Canadians Overwhelmingly Support Public Health Care
Group says advocates of private system are out of touch with most
Canadians
some excerpts:
"A new poll conducted by the Toronto-based Nanos Research points to
overwhelming support —
86.2 percent — for strengthening public health
care rather than expanding for-profit services."

Canadian Health Care, Even With Queues, Bests U.S.
Reproduced from Bloomberg.com for “fair use.”  By Pat Wechler
With my apologies to Pat Wechsler for the bold, italicized print for
emphasis. gth
some excerpts:  "While delays do occur for non-emergency procedures,
data indicate that Canada’s system of universal health coverage
provides care as good as in the U.S., at a cost 47 percent less for each
person."
"The public in Canada is far more satisfied with the system than they are
in the U.S. and health care is at least as good, with much more
contained costs.”
"Deaths considered preventable through health care are less frequent in
Canada than in the U.S., according to a January 2008 report in the
journal Health Affairs. In the study by British researchers, Canada placed
sixth among 19 countries surveyed, with 77 deaths for every 100,000
people. That compared with the last-place finish of the U.S., with 110
deaths."

Don't Americans Deserve a Health Care System as Good as the
One In France?
by Robert Creamer Political organizer, strategist and author
September 23, 2009 10:55 AM Huffington Post
some excerpts:  " I think of myself as an internationalist, but my
latent sense of nationalist competitiveness is indeed aroused by
the fact that, per capita, France spends less than half of what we
do on health care and yet the World Health Organization ranks
their health care outcomes as number one in the world, and we
are only 37th.

We spend $7,290 per person and end up in 37th place. They
spend only $3,601 and they are number one. That's just not
right.

On the average, Frenchmen live almost three years longer than
the average American. That's infuriating.

What's more, every legal resident of France is covered by health
insurance, and in the U.S. 46 million people are uninsured.
When someone in France goes to the hospital, everything
except a small co-payment is covered - it's that simple. "


Health Care Reform Needs an Action Hero
Published on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 by TruthDig.com
by Amy Goodman
Excerpts:
"At a protest in 2000 against efforts to roll back the Medicare
system in the province of Alberta,
Kiefer Sutherland defended Canada’s
public, single-payer system:"
“Private health care does not work. America is trying to change their
system. It’s too expensive to get comprehensive medical care in the U.S.
Why on earth are we going to follow their system here? I consider it a
humanitarian issue. This is an issue about what is right and wrong, what
is decent and what is not.”
Maybe Jack Bauer can save the day.


The US Health Insurance Assault on Canadian Medicare Canada’
s Response By Elizabeth Woodworth
Global Research, August 28, 2009
some excerpts
- "If the US is ever to have a decent health care system
(its infant mortality rate, a primary indicator of health status for countries
worldwide, is higher than those of Cuba, Greece, Portugal, Macau,
Slovenia, South Korea and Taiwan[3]), now is the time for its citizenry to
sit up and take notice of successes elsewhere.

For example, 16 % of GDP the US pays on health care, with one-seventh
of its people completely uninsured, is staggeringly high compared to 30
OECD countries, mostly in Europe, whose average health insurance
cost is 8.9% of GDP[4]. No wonder the US health industry is employing
attack ads against other systems: it stands to lose 7% of GDP.

If Americans believe the grossly misleading advertisements about
Canada, they deserve no better than what they are presently getting:
16% of GDP spent on a system with hospitals half-full, and over 45
million people completely uninsured.

The unfortunate tragedy is, that instead of viewing other models and
expecting its government to provide a universal social safety net against
illness, the US people allows its corporations to run an unfettered, profit-
driven “devil take the hindmost” catastrophe."

Friends, America's economy has "tanked" There are no major
manufacturing jobs.  The auto industry, once America's pride
and largest employer is in its final death throes.  
Unemployment, new job losses and home foreclosures continue
to rise.  
FDR is famous for his quote, "Hunger is not debatable."
Neither   is "Single Payer" health care reform; it has to be done!
Pence, Lugar, Burton,  Obama,the Republicans and the
Democrats in their opposition to meaningful health care reform,
are blatantly lying  in their arguments against "the public
option" and  Medicare For All ("Single Payer
Health Care, HR 676.")

As  you read the following articles, please remember that Bush,
Obama and Congress have given over thirteen trillion dollars of
your tax monies in "bailing out" the financial institutions.  Isn't
this what Mr. Celente would call "State Controlled Capitalism or
Fascism?"

If Obama and Congress can bail out the banks, why can't they
do God's Will and pass Medicare For All-Single Payer
Health Care Insurance; HR 676?

Here's the answer!
Single Payer and the Duplicitous Rahm Emanuel
by Russell Mokhiber
some excerpts
"under single payer, we'd pay what we are paying now -
or less - and it would cover everyone.
Zero people left uninsured.
Zero people dead from lack of health insurance.
No more medical bankruptcies.
But at the same time, single payer would eliminate the more than 1,000
health insurance corporations.
That's how you save $400 billion a year to cover everyone - replace the
1,300 payers with one single payer.

"So the corporate Democrats and Obama are now engaged in a
protection racket - protecting the bloated, wasteful health
insurance industry from sure extinction if single payer becomes
law."
"We also asked Emanuel why Obama flip-flopped on single payer."
"After all, as a young state Senator in Illinois, Obama said he was for single payer."

"All that would be needed to make single payer a reality, Obama
said in 2003, would be for the Democrats to "take back the White
House, the Senate and the House."
"Fast forward six years."

"The Democrats have taken back the White House, the Senate
and the House."

"Now Obama is opposed to single payer."

"As Dr. Angell puts it - single payer is not just the best option,
it's the only option that will get the job done."

"It's the only health reform that meets Obama's objectives -
cover everyone, control costs."

Friends: Now do you understand why Obama is a tool of the ruling elites? gth

Once again:In the Lord's Prayer,  we say; "Thy Kingdom Come,
Thy Will Be Done, On Earth as It is in Heaven."
Is it God's will that we allow Obama and Congress to bail out
the bank and Wall Street gangsters and yet deny basic health
care benefits to all?  In my opinion, Obama, Biden, Reid,
Pelosi,  Carson, Elsworth, Donnelley, and Visclosky have joined
with their "wall street" brethren, Lugar, Pence,  and Burton in
ignoring God's Will; betraying the needy and working class
peoples by denying them basic health care!  

Why Single-Payer is the ONLY Sensible Health Care
Reform(Explained in Plain English)  By Carmen Yarrusso
August 18, 2009 "Information Clearing House" --
Some excerpts: "Health care services are in a special category of
“services”. Unlike almost all other services in our “free market”
economy, most health care services (just like police and fire services)
are necessary for all residents—often a matter of life and death."

"To understand how utterly absurd our private health care system is,
imagine life in America if we treated police and fire services the way we
now treat most health care services."

"In a civilized society, most health care services are no more optional
than police and fire services. It’s patently absurd to put a middleman
(whose profit incentives are plainly against the interests of the American
people) between us and our health care providers"
"
"But providing health care services using a middleman is an
unambiguous con game. A health care middleman clearly has profit
incentives to charge excessive prices precisely because these services
are necessary (pay or die). But even worse, a health care middleman has
great profit incentives to deny us necessary services because every
health care service denied is pure profit (this is simply smart business)."

" It’s beyond foolish to expect insurance companies to act against their
profit incentives. A single-payer system is the only reform that can end
this devastating rip-off of the American people."

Medicare Part E: Everybody
by Thom Hartmann
Published on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 by CommonDreams.org


DON'T MISS THE MAD AS HELL DOCTORS KICK- OFF!!!
PIONEER SQUARE
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 2009
10:00 AM
ON SEPTEMBER 8TH, A CARAVAN WILL CROSS AMERICA TO
DELIVER A CLEAR AND SIMPLE MESSAGE TO OUR ELECTED
OFFICIALS IN WASHINGTON:
HEALTH CARE FOR PEOPLE - NOT PROFIT!
There is a time for compromise - this isn't one of them.
We are a small group of Oregon-Based doctors who care.  We believe
there is only one way to control costs, one way to remove profiteering
from the system, one way to reclaim the care of our patients, and one
way to be sure everyone is covered: we must replace our current pay-or-
die system and with a comprehensive, publicly financed, privately
delivered, Single Payer system that puts people first.  Our moment to
take a stand for Single Payer is NOW. We may not have another
opportunity like this in our lifetime. Please support this unprecedented
road trip to real health care reform.

Friends:  Please remember; Gary, In and Ft. Wayne, In are
scheduled stops on Sept. 18th and Bloomington on Sept. 19th
on the
www.MADASHELLDOCTORSTOUR.com  


BLOG.MADASHELLDOCTORS.COM: Dr. Samuel
Metz - What is SIngle Payer? Dr. Samuel Metz -
What is Single Payer?
What is a Single Payer System?

Let’s be clear. Health insurance companies don’t pay for
medical care. You do. You pay through taxes, through your
insurance premiums, and through your out-of-pocket expenses.
As your physician, I also get paid from multiple sources:
Medicare, Medicaid, for-profit private insurance companies,
direct pay from patients, and a few other oddball places. If this
sounds complex, you understand the situation.

In a Single Payer System, your taxes go toward a government
regulated, not-for-profit agency administered by medical
personnel. You pay nothing else – not out-of-pocket, not to for-
profit insurance companies (unless you really like giving your
money away). When you see a physician, or go to the hospital,
or buy medications, the physician, hospital, or pharmacy is paid
by this agency. This agency is the Single Payer.
It sounds simple. It is.

Dr. Samuel Metz
Anesthesiologist, Mad As Hell Doctor

Posted by Mad As Hell Doctors at 8/3/2009 8:35 AM Categories: uncategorized

WHAT IS "SINGLE PAYER" Health Care?
Single-payer national health insurance is a system in which a
single public or quasi-public agency organizes health financing,
but delivery of care remains largely private.

Read the documents on the Physicians for National Health Care
for researched and in depth information.
www.pnhp.org/facts/single_payer_resources.php
Click above link for Single Payer resources.

Hoosiers for a Commonsense Health Plan

WHY DOES AMERICA NEED  MEDICARE FOR
ALL?, ("SINGLE PAYER HEALTH CARE H.R. 676")?
Because it's the Christian thing to do!
47 million of your fellow Americans are suffering due
to the lack of health insurance. 45,000 Americans died last year
because of the lack of health insurance.    
Is this God's Will?  gth 09-02-09

Indiana Daily Student - IDSnews.com Mayor
supports single-payer health care option
By Sarah Bloom | IDS | August 26, 2009
some excerpts:
 Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan and eight
members of the City council reiterated their long-standing
support for a single-payer health care system, essentially a
Medicare-for-all model.

In 1994 and 2006, the council passed formal resolutions in
support of a single-payer model. But the idea has received little
attention in the national health care reform debate.

"Deliberate misinformation from special interests have muddied
the waters for a lot of people, said Andy Ruff, city council
president and at-large representative. There's billions of dollars
of corporate profits at stake in this issue. That can still be
cleared up, and people can still realize and recognize the truth
of the matter."

Since the council's first policy statement, the number of
Americans without health insurance grew from 38 million to 46
million. There are more than 15,000 Monroe County residents
currently without health insurance.
A single-payer system would eliminate the private insurance
industry altogether, making a single government-run entity the
sole provider. Health care would be publicly financed and
privately delivered.

Friends:  Please remember; Gary, &  Ft. Wayne are scheduled stops on Sept. 18th
and Bloomington on Sept. 19th on the
www.MADASHELLDOCTORSTOUR.com

Giving Single-Payer a Second Look
Rep. Anthony Weiner  Congressman from New York
Reproduced for "fair use" from The Huffington Post, Sept., 7,
2009
"Medicare also provides us with a case study in the hypocrisy
of our Republican friends who have built their party on a 44-
year record of undermining this popular program. And now
their Chairman sees no irony in ripping "government run"
healthcare while publishing an op-ed opposing changes to
Medicare.

If Medicare has been such a success, why not extend it? Why
not have single-payer plans for 55 year olds? Why not have one
for young citizens who just left their parents or college
coverage?"


Why Is Universal Health Care ‘Un-American’?
by Rev. Jim Rigby
an excerpt: "Supporting universal health care does not make
you socialist or even a liberal, it makes you a human being. And
it makes you an ambassador for the American dream which, in
the mind of Thomas Paine, was a dream for every human being,
not just Americans."
Published on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 by CommonDreams.org

Focus on Justice Makes Health Solution Obvious
by Paul DeMarco, M.D.
an excerpt: "At its core, our health care debate is also about
justice. Unlike most developed nations, we continue to treat
health care as a commodity. We ration it (no nation has the
resources to meet all its citizens’ health care needs), but we
ration capriciously, by income and employment.

Ironically, the cure is right at our fingertips: Simply expand
Medicare to all Americans. Canadians, who cover all their
citizens with a system similar to our Medicare, point to it as a
source of national pride. In the ’60s, they recognized that justice
was the first principle to be addressed in health care; once they
decided that no citizen should go without reasonable access to
medical care, they were well-positioned to face the difficult but
not insurmountable questions about what should be covered
and how to pay for it.
While it is clear that the Canadian system
has its problems, there is little doubt that taken as a whole it is
better for the average citizen. The Canadians achieve similar
overall health outcomes as the United States while spending
just over half what we spend."
Published on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 by The State
(South Carolina)

The Drive for Single Payer
by Ralph Nader
Published on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 by CommonDreams.
org
some excerpts:
 " The White House has shown that it lacks
smarts. The formless, waffling Obama health insurance
proposal is being shattered by the Republican cluster of
Limbaugh-driven lies and the Blue Dog renegades in the
Democratic Party, who are busy cashing mounds of campaign
checks from the so-called health business. By ignoring and
excluding the majority-supported single payer approach, the
White House stifles any kind of insurance reform worthy of the
name."
"As with war, truth is the first casualty when it comes to the
health care debate. The Democratically-controlled Congress, on
its return after Labor Day, needs a wide-ranging personal,
evidence-based series of public House and Senate hearings to
again publicize the compelling story of avoidable suffering,
fraud, waste, egregious profiteering and top executive self-
enrichment - all subsidized by taxpayers."

Bill Moyers says Obama Must Fight, Not Finesse
Award-Winning Journalist Disses Dems as 'Spineless'
Published on Monday, August 31, 2009 by Politico.com by
Patrick Gavin
some excerpts:
"The problem is the Democratic Party," said
Moyers. "This is a party that has told its progressives — who
are the most outspoken champions of health care reform — to
sit down and shut up. That's what Rahm Emanuel, in effect, the
chief of staff of the White House, told progressives when they
stood up as a unit in Congress and said, no public insurance
option, no health care [1] reforms."

Moyers said that, over the years, the Democratic Party "has
become like the Republican party — deeply influenced by
corporate money."

Health Care Déjà Vu
Can reform that does not build on the universal right to health
care be successful?  
Published on Monday, August 31, 2009 by YES! Magazine
by Brooke Jarvis
an excerpt:
"we're the only industrialized nation without universal access to
health care."

Friends: All the other industrialized countries have found Universal Health
Care to be more efficient; better health care with lower costs than privatized
health care.
It's the Christian thing to do!  Help me be God's messenger!  Help
me to get out the word! gth 09-02-09

Medical bills underlie 60 percent of U.S. bankrupts:
study
By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor, Reuters
excerpts:
More than 75 percent of these bankrupt families had health
insurance but still were overwhelmed by their medical debts, the team at
Harvard Law School, Harvard Medical School and Ohio University reported in
the American Journal of Medicine.

"Unless you're Warren Buffett, your family is just one serious illness away
from bankruptcy," Harvard's Dr. David Himmelstein, an advocate for a single-
payer health insurance program for the United States, said in a statement.
"For middle-class Americans, health insurance offers little protection," he
added.
"Only single-payer national health insurance can make universal,
comprehensive coverage affordable by saving the hundreds of billions we
now waste on insurance overhead and bureaucracy."

"Most medical debtors were well-educated, owned homes and had middle-
class occupations."

The researchers, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, said the
share of bankruptcies that could be blamed on medical problems rose by 50
percent from 2001 to 2007.

Friends:  Can you see that  "Medicare" for all would save tens of
thousands of American families from the costs of bankruptcy,
families being broken up, etc. Will your family be next? gth

Crisis: Nearly Five Million Adults Have Lost
Insurance Since Sept. '08 Sam Stein
stein@huffingtonpost.com
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Friends:  Please check out these web sites for more information
www.MADASHELLDOCTORSTOUR.com
www.hchp.info
singlepayeraction.org www.healthcare-NOW.org

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