OLOC once again urges you to contact your representatives in
Washington, urging them to support HR 676 and S 703 and also to advocate for
Medicare to include dental care and hearing aids.
The single payer national health insurance bill was introduced in the House of Representatives by
John Conyers, a congressman from Detroit who has long supported
activist causes including reparations to African Americans for the
horrors of slavery.
Knowing that our health needs will be met will do more for most Old
Lesbians than almost anything else. And it can be paid for by taking
the profit out of the middle (insurance companies), a national health
service negotiating for lower drug prices, continued but smaller
payments by employers for employees health coverage, and some
contribution from those of us who are not low income.
For very good information, go to the web site of Physicians for a
National Health Program – www.pnhp.org
You can also contact www.whitehouse.gov to send a message to Obama.
To find the addresses of your congressional representatives, go to http://www.house.gov and http://www.senate.gov
Ask your congress person and senator to support the bills now before them.