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Well we have a Health Care bill from the House...it isn't ideal, but it is certainly progress. Now we have to get our Senators to do THEIR jobs. I continue the healthcare reform focus in many of the local sections of the newsletter. Get involved and make sure that the final bill that comes out of Congress has a good Public Option and DOESN'T have the anti-abortion BS that Stupak (a Dem, no less!) put in.

Over at Daily Kos there was a wonderful photo diary showing President Obama's spontaneous walk through the section of Arlington National Cemetery where the Iraq and Afghanistan war dead are being buried. Seeing the photos of a clearly serious, thoughtful man I felt such relief that our country is free of that horrible smirk that ran our country for 8 years (really ran it into the ground).

We went from this:


(Bush and McCain partying while Americans died in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina)

to this:


(image from Daily Kos article)

And that image of President Obama immediately brought to mind an image from the early years of photography, one of the best presidential images ever:


(image from photobucket)

There is something about both pictures--a kind of sad dignity and serious determination--that strikes me as similar.

Here is this week's newsletter:

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Who needs healthcare reform? Texas leads the pack!

Sequoia Voting Systems Comes Clean

Healthcare Champions vs. Anti-Choice Democrats

Reminder: American Corn Association Comes out for Healthcare Reform

Renewing America: Democrats Work

Silicon Valley Area, CA Focus

Orange County, CA Focus

San Diego, CA Focus

CALIFORNIA FOCUS

Brooklyn, NY Focus

Queens, NY Focus

Bronx, NY Focus

NEW YORK STATE FOCUS

Texas Needs Healthcare Reform!

Austin/Travis County, TX Focus

Dallas County, TX Focus

Houston/Harris County, TX Focus

TEXAS FOCUS

Atlanta, GA Focus

Fayette County, GA Focus

Coweta County, GA Focus

GEORGIA FOCUS

Warren County, NJ Focus

Sussex County, NJ Focus

Passaic County, NJ Focus

NEW JERSEY FOCUS

Two More Progressive Wins in Washington State

WASHINGTON STATE FOCUS

PENNSYLVANIA FOCUS

Virginia Organizing Project Supports Healthcare Reform

VIRGINIA FOCUS

Latest from Alex Sink for Florida Governor

Florida Alliance for Retired Americans on Healthcare Reform

FLORIDA FOCUS

Michigan Congressman John Conyers: Public Option Is Necessary

MICHIGAN FOCUS

ILLINOIS FOCUS

ARIZONA FOCUS

MINNESOTA FOCUS

IOWA ACTION: Help protect air quality in northwest Iowa

IOWA FOCUS

Wisconsin for Healthcare Reform: Facts and Actions

WISCONSIN FOCUS

Colorado Senator Bennet On Healthcare Reform

COLORADO FOCUS

Nevada: Public Option Model that SAVES Money

NEVADA FOCUS

North Carolina Justice Center: Myths About Health Reform

NORTH CAROLINA FOCUS

Originally posted to mole333 on Sun Nov 15, 2009 at 11:41 AM PST.

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  •  It's not acceptable if it isn't (0+ / 0-)

    AFFORDABLE.. and it isn't. There os no limit on out of pocket costs once you exceed 4xFPL, and it taxes people so much more when they begin to need healthcare that it will make it unaffordable for them, or them for their employers.

    Its a sellout that was at least in part, probably written by healthcare and insurance lobbyists. The rest of the world has addressed their healthcare problems, but the US seems to be driven to suicidal behavior by the corporatists in Washington.

    The fact is, this administration, the Democrats and the Republicans are woefully out of touch with America's needs.

    Criminally out of touch with America's pressing and imperative needs.

    This bill is not acceptable, if we need to stop paying insurance companies a THIRD of evey health care dollar to get affordable healthcare so be it. THAT CAN'T HAPPEN WITH A BILL THATS DESIGNED TO FAIL.

    "Public Option" doesn't bend the cost curve. But it gladly breaks families. Its a system designed with a catch 22, pay the extra costs, subsidies vanish

    by Andiamo on Sun Nov 15, 2009 at 12:24:44 PM PST

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