Medicare works well for my octogenarian father. My insurance premium is large enough – $1200 per month – for a new BMW and a new Mercedes. And I can’t see the doctors I’d like to see.
My insurance is great as long as I don’t get sick.
Then I’d face bankruptcy. What good is it? And One out of Six Americans has no health insurance and therefore very limited access to health care. This is appalling. It’s the population of California, NJ and New York City. It’s roughly the population of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland – the entire mid-Atlantic and New England states. It’s 47 Million People!
Please call your Senator and your Representative in the House. Tell them to support a DFA Green Orca who runs on a campaign to deliver single payer health care and 100% clean energy in 10 years.
Will it be easy? No. But – When John Kennedy urged us to accept the goal “before the decade is out, of sending a man to the moon and returning him safely” he said it would be hard and expensive. Yet we did it.
When the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said “I have a dream today. I have a dream that one day my children will be judged not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character” he didn’t say it would be easy. He didn’t say it would happen overnight. And he spoke those words about 45 years ago, about 100 years after Lincoln freed both slaves and the slaveholders of the bondage and oppression of slavery. And while last November a sufficient plurality judged Obama and McCain by the content or their character and not the color of their skin, we’re not out of the woods yet. (How else do you explain people like CNN’s Lou Dobbs? If his questioning Obama’s birth is not racism I’ll eat a whaleburger.)
We didn’t know where Apollo would lead – other than to the moon and back. We didn’t know it would lead to the Internet and tons of cool high tech. Unlike the Apollo program we know these twin goals – single payer and 100% clean energy – will have tremendous economic and national security benefits.
We can’t afford the status quo. As Gore said, “we are borrowing Billions from China to buy oil from the Persian Gulf and burn it in ways that destroy the planet. Every bit of that has got to change.” Coal, by the way, is dirtier than oil. It may be abundent, but it’s abundently dirty
Let’s turn those Blue Dogs into Dog Meat. And the Dog Meat Republicanista …
Think about it – rotweiller and pit bull versus orca? No contest. Orca wins.