Now that we've all had a good laugh at them, it's time to note that those oldsters railing to Congress to “keep government away from my Medicare” may be misguided, but they actually have a legitimate point. The phony 'reform' being foisted on us by the healthcos will need $1 trillion to pay new subsidies to insurance companies. The 'reform' plan says it will secure half of that by making huge "savings" in Medicare, which can only be done by making drastic cuts in benefits - so the demand to "keep government away from my Medicare" is not so crazy after all. And those weird wingnut ads showing that 'reform' will kill old people are actually correct, if not in the way they claim. Big Medicare benefit cuts imposed by 'reform' will likely in fact cause numbers of retirees to die for lack of care.
Forget the public option. It's one of the biggest bait-and-switch scams in the history of the world. Go to www.pnhp.org, search for "bait and switch", and read both articles by Kip Sullivan. The whole 'healthcare reform' scheme is corrupt from start to finish - it's life support for the healthcos being passed off as 'reform', so the "public option" has already been eviscerated so as not to threaten them.
DEMAND single payer Medicare For All, HR 676. Rep. Anthony Weiner a week ago extracted a committment from Waxman and Pelosi allowing him to put it on the floor of the full House for debate and vote. See the 2-minute video of this historic exchange here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0fA2DfwFn4 Amazing that there has been almost no coverage of this on anywhere. Send free faxes to your Washington representatives tosupport HR 676 from http://www.1payer.net