Archive for August 24th, 2009

August 24, 2009

Democrats and Unions Coordinate Meetings On Healthcare Again

by lewwaters

Once again, word has gone out to members of the WSLC Washington State Labor Council (AFL-CIO) and Democrats of scheduled meetings with State Senator Karen Keiser, chair of the Senate Health & Long-Term Care Committee, and Rep. Eileen Cody, chair of the House Health Care and Wellness Committee.

Senator Keiser’s web site says, “Space will be limited, so participants are encouraged to arrive early.”

The WSLC site tells readers, “Congressional town hall meetings and other forums on national health care reform continue this week across the state. Union members and other advocates for universal health coverage with the option of a public plan are urged to attend these events, speak their minds and demonstrate their support.”

Is there a reason word is given out only to Democrats and Union members?

Both sites list pending meeting sites and times scheduled.

August 24, 2009

A Healthcare Solution for Moveon.org

by lewwaters

Just received in email from Moveon.org’s Nita Chaudhary, a tearful plea for help in hosting a vigil for “those who are suffering in your city.”

Says Nita, “Everybody is talking about health care these days. But they’re not talking about what really matters: the people we all know who live in fear, pain or debt under our current health care system.”

Vigil’s aren’t what is needed, Ms. Chaudhary nor is a massive tax increase to take over our healthcare system.

Citizens deserve the same treatment as Veterans, I keep hearing, so forgo the vigil and just issue these citizens “who live in fear, pain or debt under our current health care system” their own copy of the End of Life counseling booklet Obama has reinstated for Veterans, Your Life, Your Choices, also known as The Death Book for Veterans.