Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Campaign Alert: Health Care for America Now!

By: Harry Waisbren

I am happy to announce that Mad Progress will be participating in the newly launched Health Care for American Now! campaign. This is a national grassroots effort aiming to organize millions of Americans to win a guarantee of quality, affordable health care for all.

We're offering a bold new solution that gives you real choice and a guarantee of quality coverage you can afford: keep your current private insurance plan, pick a new private insurance plan, or join a public health insurance plan.

We're also calling for regulation on health insurance companies. We need to set and enforce rules that quash health insurance companies' greed once and for all.There is a huge divide between our plan and the insurance companies' plan for healthcare reform. We want to make sure you have the quality coverage you need at the price you can afford. They want to leave you alone to fend for yourself in the unregulated, bureaucratic health insurance market.

Our plan is affordable for people and business. Their plan is profitable for them. With no regulation, health insurance companies can and will charge whatever they want, set high deductibles, and continue to drop coverage when you get sick.

They have put together a very impressive coalition including over one hundred organizations. This includes the Center for American Progress, the parent organization of Campus Progress. If it was not encouraging enough for me to see my favorite think tank's involvement, Mike Lux put it over the top by reporting that this campaign will have a very netroots centered strategy:

HCAN's strategy will put the netroots at the center of its strategy, turning to us for feedback, fresh ideas and involvement. The netroots will be integral in promoting ideas and also opening up comment threads for discussions related to the health care debate.

Mad Progress will be helping out this campaign as much as we can, and we hope all of you can pitch in as well! Click this link to to alert the campaign that you are on the side of affordable health care, and check out their new advertisement below:

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