Until last year, Wendell Potter was head of corporate communications for CIGNA — the country's fourth-largest health insurance company. Now he has seen the light and decided to tell the truth about what we are seeing as opposition to health care reform: "The industry and its backers are using fear tactics, as they did in 1994, to tar a transparent and accountable, publicly accountable health care option as, quote, 'government-run health care.' What we have today is Wall Street-run health care that has proven itself an untrustworthy partner to its customers, to the doctors and hospitals who deliver care and to the state and federal governments that attempt to regulate it." Hear him speak here:
Since the United States has the dubious distinction of being #37 in the World Health Organization's list of best and worst health care plans and practices on earth (France being #1), why not celebrate in song:
Fact: 80% of home foreclosures are directly related to debt accrued in relation to sickness and rising health care costs. So blaming it on low-income people who were taken in by predatory lenders cynically capitalizing on everyone's wish for the "American Dream" will no longer be the convenient scapegoat. This has got to change. Oh, we can't afford it? Where were all the penny pinchers when Bush was raiding the treasury?
[forwarded by Nancy Hall]