Wednesday, February 24, 2010

We Need a Public Option And Real Health Care Reform Now!

After the loss of Ted Kennedy's seat in Massachusetts, the idea of passing a health care bill through budget reconciliation - a process that only requires 51 votes in the Senate - has been gaining momentum. Sen. Michael Bennet from Colorado is circulating a letter to Majority Leader Reid, calling for this strategy and asking other Senators to sign.

I'd like to urge all my Blog readers to contact their Senators and ask them to sign too. I support a public option, which is what President Obama originally campaigned on. And, one of the reasons I voted for him.

And we need health care reform NOW , not sometime in 2013 or 14.

If that can't be done, then we need Medicare Expansion Immediately.

Citizens 55 and older should be given the opportunity to Buy-in to Medicare. As originally proposed by Senator Lieberman, before the Insurance Companies bought him off and he changed his mind.

Join the campaign to urge the Senate to use reconciliation to pass a public option with 51 votes.

I just called my Senators, Bill Nelson (D) and George LeMieux (R), about signing on to the Bennet letter.

Click on the link below to join the campaign to save the public option by using reconciliation in the Senate.


Please feel free to comment below or email me direct at and your comment will be posted.


  1. Eddie, go fuck yourself..... you are all wrong........stop sending me this crap.

  2. Eddie, I just used the link you provided and went to the credo website. I sent my views in support of real health care reform, preferably Medicare for all, to Senator Bill Nelson's office.

    I don't know if it will do any good but I figured it was worth a try. Thanks for providing the link in your blog it was convenient and easy to use.

    I hope others will use it too.

  3. 55 and older get Medicare!

    ...and how should we pay for that?

    i'd like everyone to have free lollipops, but when you have spent all the money, where does it come from?

  4. I agree. Really, where is the money coming from?

    Our country is broke because of over spending, free hand outs, special interest, shipping jobs overseas, not drilling for our own oil and natural gas.

    We are headed for a Depression my friend, just like Greece.

    Wait and see.

  5. The Key Phrase Here Is "Buy-In". The proposal, would give seniors 55 - 64 the opportunity to "BUY" Medicare. Paying a monthly premium out of their own pockets.

    Since this age group, typically has pre-existing conditions, companies refuse to sell them insurance. This would give them the opportunity to "BUY" it from the government.

    This self funding proposal originally had serious bipartisan support - until the health care companies, fearing competition, started to campaign against it.

  6. Eddie,

    You shouldn't be surprised that these people here don't know what the Lieberman Plan was. They sound like Sarah Palin supporters.

    You know the type,

    Not the most well read crowd.