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Why we must March for Healthcare

So far March for Healthcare has taken off quickly.  Our website has gotten a lot of attention and our facebook group is now over 1100 members in just a couple of days.  The real fight is ahead.  You must give credit where credit is due.  The republicans have succeeded in the media battle.  They got their people to the townhalls and tea party events and had them shout down anyone trying to have a reasonable discussion.  Don't even get me started on the fact that many of these people yelling are currently on government run medicare.  I still believe that the majority of the citizens in the country want a choice between a public and private option.   While the right continues to demonize the government, they give the insurance industry a pass.  They fail to bring up the fact that the insurance industry currently has death panels.   It is called denying claims to keep up profits.  I believe we are reaching an inflextion point in the debate.  Will the will of the people be hijacked by a loud group that seeks no compromise or reform.  If this is a debate about who is more passionate than up until this point, we have lost.  Yes, we have one the battle of ideas but that is often too complex to put into 30 second sound bites.  That is why I agree with Robert Reich.  We must march for healthcare and march soon.  The fate of the uninsured, underinsured, and overcharged is at stake.  Mr. President, we only need 51 votes in the senate to pass your healthcare reform.  Join us on September 13th in every city and every state to demand that the congress pass healthcare reform with the public option.

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Originally posted to lafayetteliberal on Sun Aug 23, 2009 at 08:20 AM PDT.

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