Health care reform is actually possible. The Republicans cannot filibuster. For the first time in my memory, the single-payer option is viable. Unfortunately, Obama and Pelosi seem wedded to the idea of keeping private insurers -- otherwise known as USELESS LEECHES
-- in the system.
Read this Corrente piece
. A single payer activist has received the following feedback from Capitol Hill:
Baucus a few days ago: "Everything BUT single payer is on the table. Single payer is off the table."
Pelosi: "In our caucus, over and over again, we hear single payer, single payer, single payer. Well, it's not going to be a single payer."
Pelosi's aide: "Where are the phone calls, e-mails and faxes in support of single-payer? Speaker Pelosi has been in favor of single-payer for a long time. Now make us do it."
Will calls and faxes do the trick? I'm captious, but I also believe in doing everything we can. Go here and learn how to do what needs to be done.
Inundate Pelosi's office. Demand single payer. ALL DAY MONDAY, call her office and say "I want single payer!" Then call your own representative (if you do not live in Nancy's district).
Don't let Nancy Pelosi get away with pretending that the people have not spoken. Make it clear -- to her and to history -- that if she does not put single payer on the table, she acts against the will of the people.