Monday, June 08, 2009

Action Alert: Help Get Single-Payer Hearings in Congress | Healthcare-NOW!

June 8, 2009 by Healthcare-NOW!

The House will release healthcare legislation very soon, and the draft bill could even come out next week. From there the bill will go to Energy and Commerce, Education and Labor, and the Ways and Means committees for debate.

We need you to call, fax, or visit four Congresssperson’s offices ASAP to make sure that single-payer healthcare is included in these discussions.

FIRST - Ask Your Rep. to Attend the Healthcare Financing Briefing

The Leadership Conference for Guaranteed Health Care is holding a briefing titled, "How Do We Pay For It? Options for Financing Expanded Health Care."

Call your representative and ask him/her to attend. If you know your representative, call 866-338-1015 for the Capital Switchboard. If not, visit to find out.

Here’s the information:
1:00 PM, June 10, 2009
2237 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC

SECOND - Ask Two Chairmen to Hold Single-Payer Hearings
Please call the chairmen of these committees and tell them that:
“Because the majority of Americans, doctors, and nurses support a single-payer healthcare system, I hope to see a robust debate on single-payer healthcare–with single-payer advocates as witnesses. Please follow Rep. George Miller’s lead and hold hearings on single-payer healthcare in your committee.”

Call or fax the Committee Chairmen here:
Energy and Commerce Chairman Rep. Henry Waxman
Phone: 202-225-3976 - Fax: 202-225-4099

Ways and Means Chairman Rep. Charles Rangel
Phone: 202-225-4365 - Fax: 202-225-0816

- Email: here

THIRD - Contact Sen. Kennedy

Sen. Ted Kennedy (MA) is holding a hearing on healthcare reform this Thursday, June 11th, at 3pm in Senate HELP Committee. Please call or fax him asking him to include single-payer advocates in this important hearing.

Sen. Ted Kennedy
Phone: 202-224-4543 - Fax: 202-224-2417 - Email: here

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