Pre-existing condition? No problem. Guaranteed healthcare? Of course. Heartless insurance bureaucrats meddling in medical decisions? No way. A single standard of quality care? Nothing less will do.
But why just Cheney? Why not everyone?
Want to sign up for it?
…cross-posted at the National Nurses Organizing Committee/California Nurses Association’s Breakroom Blog, as we organize for GUARANTEED healthcare on the single-payer model.
Activist nurses around the country are going to take the case for CheneyCare directly to the Presidential candidates this year-but we need your help. Go sign up. We’ll send nurses in scrubs to carry the petition on your behalf to every member of Congress and Presidential candidate from both parties. Patients need to keep pressure on politicians to really fix the healthcare system and ensure guaranteed healthcare for all Americans.
Nurses are running ads about CheneyCare today in major newspapers across the country. As the Presidential race swings into high gear, it’s time for the pateints’ revolt to match it, and display the kind of intensity and organization that will force the politicians to listen to us-and not the insurance donors. It’s time for the patients’ revolt, and Dick Cheney, and the care he receives but we don’t, is the perfect symbol to make it happen. Take a look at the full ad, today in the New York Times, Wall St. Journal, and USA Today.
In case you missed it, The Wall St. Journal noted:
Vice President Dick Cheney would “probably be dead by now” if not for his federally funded health care, according to an eye-catching ad calling for universal health care that will run…in newspapers. The ad is union-funded by the California Nurses Association and its national arm, the National Nurses Organizing Committee, which represents 75,000 nurses.
You know you’ve succeeded when this happens:
The vice president’s office said the ad isn’t worth more than a no comment. “Something this outrageous does not warrant a response,” said Megan Mitchell, a spokeswoman for Cheney.
We are building a grand coalition.
And the insurance industry? Well, who really likes them except for the politicians whose pockets they line?