Archive for January, 2009

The Tables are Turned: Fox News and Rush Limbaugh are now “Un-American” and “Traitorous” for Not Supporting Our President!

Posted in Uncategorized on January 24, 2009 by theseep

Hit the “Fox News Fears Imbalance” link above, WordPress is not properly embedding Comedy Central Video – sorry.

Incredibly, but not so surprisingly, the right-winged pundits such O’Reilly and Limbaugh,and the rest of Fox News, have completely flipped their attitudes about supporting the American presidency. It was not so long ago that these very same people ranted and raved about how “Un-American” it was to criticize the war in Iraq or any of the other poorly informed/thought-out decisions of our last President. Now, when it’s not “their boy” in the White House, they’ve opted to take the Un-American route of unabashedly fear-mongering, undermining, and other douchebaggery while covering President Obama’s first few days in office, rather than being constructive and contributing reasonable and intelligent discourse to the sorely needed changes in our government.

National Call In Day for Single Payer Healthcare this Friday, January 15th – Call Your Representatives!

Posted in Uncategorized on January 15, 2009 by theseep

This Friday, January 15, is national call-in day to promote a single-payer healthcare system.  Here is the official page with information on HR676 and how to contact your congressperson.  Also, you can call (202) 225-3121 and ask to be connected to the office of your Representative or your Senators (you can also look up their direct numbers using your zip code here)

Being in the healthcare community, I find it hard to believe that so many people don’t support this concept.  One of the big arguments is whether healthcare is a right or a dominican1privilege and when you work in the medical field, it is obvious that it should be a right, just like having a firefighter to put out your burning house, or a police officer to rescue you from an assailant, everyone should have basic medical care.  We often hear the term “socialized” attached to single-payer healthcare as a fear tactic because of the negative stigma still associated with the term socialism.  Single-payer, however, is not government run healthcare, it is private healthcare with government paying the bills instead of insurance companies.  Essentially nothing will change with how you interact with your physician or clinic, but rather than insurance companies artificially driving up costs and making profits on people’s health, denying legitimate claims, and costing an extra 15% or more in administrative costs, medicare and medicaid will cover everyone!  Costs overall will decrease, and the out of pocket expense to the individual will be lower than the current system.  If we can combine this with a massive expansion in public health education and services, along with major tort reform to revamp medical liability, we might just be able to improve our status from spending more money per capita than any other country, yet ranking number 37 in the world in quality of health care.  Shameful.

Please call in on Friday and make your voice heard!