Okay People, President Obama Needs YOUR HELP!
Over the weekend, I wrote about the Obama administration indicating that they're caving to pressure to drop a public option in the health care reform package that is being beaten to death in Congress. A public option is important because it will allow individuals and businesses to buy into a system that is more concerned with health care than making a profit, and let people get comfortable with public health care. It won't be a requirement for anyone, just ONE OPTION.
A friend pointed out that the President is under a lot of pressure to cave, because the town hall crazies are loud and getting a lot of media attention, while all the regular people who supported Obama during the election are nowhere to be found. He's right. If we don't want health care reform to fail, we have to GET LOUD!!!
Here's the plan:
1. E-mail (or via form), phone, fax (scroll down) or write the White House and let them know you want a public option in health care reform.
2. Do the same with both your Senators (choose your state) and your Representative.
3. Share this post on Facebook, Twitter and your other social networky sites (using the Share This link below) or write your own post.
If you don't fully understand health care reform, DO NOT LET THIS STOP YOU! The town hall crazies think Obama wants Nazi death panels and say things like "keep the government away from my Medicare" and that hasn't stopped them from flapping their ignorant lips. Trust me, you WANT the choice to be able to buy into a government plan, even if you never use it. It will force private insurance to lower costs and raise service to compete.
So do it. NOW! Before it's too late.