Sunday, August 16, 2009

Dear Mr. President

My email to the President:

After 35+ years as a health care provider, I want to let you know that I am strongly in favor of single-payer.

And now I hear you are about to cede the Public Option to the children who holler the loudest.

Shame on you, sir, shame.

This is, in the end, a National Security issue.

Be strong, do the right thing, you'll have no regrets.

Let us down, your re-election and the election of real Democrats becomes much less likely.

And we, as a nation, cannot afford to return to the policies of those who have robbed the middle-class blind, lied us into war, broken the law, diminished our world standing, trampled on the Constitution and turned us, one against the other, for their own selfish gain.

You were elected, by us, to do a job, as a man of principle.

Stand up for those principles, fight the good fight and we're with you.

Lead, sir, for god sake, lead.

Respectfully, M. Z. (

I asked for a reply. If received, it will be posted.

I'm pretty pissed right now.

And I can assure you, tomorrow will bring our clinic more battles with those greedy bastards at the insurance companies, their minimum wage claim deniers and the for-profit bureaucrats that pay them to give the subscriber and provider the least they can legally get away with.

I wonder how hard it is to learn Danish?

Catch you later.....


PFL0W said...

Great letter. Terrific post. Thanks.

Here's hoping for progress.

Mo Rage
The Blog

writechic said...

I second PFLOW.

It's really frustrating watching the so-called super majority Democratic congress, sickening how in bed everyone is with the health and insurance industries.

GOPnot4me said...

Sept. 18th and no answer yet.

Time to write the W.H. again.

Why they would want to hear from a fighter in the trenches of health-care is beyond me. I only know what I'm talkin' about.

The Baucus bill is a billion dollar give-away that enriches insurance companies at the cost of the ever-shrinking middle class. A disaster, pure and simple.

Even my conservative employer, ophthalmologist, is ready for single-payer. 2/3 of our payroll goes to fighting insurance for payment and we only get paid 70% of the time. We're being screwed!

And who suffers the most? The patient, of course.

We all deserve the same health-care given to members of Congress and their families. If we can't have it, neither can they!