hmc_lavadogs (hmc_lavadogs) wrote,

MEDICARE/SINGLE-PAYER TYPE HEALTH CARE FOR ALL NOW!

mcconnell $3.3M, hatch $2.9M, baucus $2.8M, grassley $2.7M, lieberman $2.6M, burr $2.4M, ensign $2.4M,cornyn $2.2M, kyl $2.1M,
conrad $2.1M, cantor $1.8M boehner $1.7M, coburn $1.2M were paid by the Medical Industrial Complex to kill Health Care Reform.

Harvard University researchers interviewed 1,771 Americans in bankruptcy courts across the country, half said that illness or medical bills drove them to bankruptcy. 2 million Americans (those who file and their dependents) face the double disaster of illness and bankruptcy. The big surprise was that three-quarters of the medically bankrupt had health insurance.

How did illness bankrupt middle-class Americans with health insurance? For some, high co-payments, deductibles, exclusions from coverage and other loopholes left them holding the bag for thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs when serious illness struck. But even families with Cadillac coverage were often bankrupted by medical problems.

12 Million Americans were denied Health Care Coverage by the Medical Industrial Complex because they had a Pre-Existing Medical Condition. 12K Americans lose Insurance Coverage everyday. (Source: WaPo Article 05' by Harvard Prof. E. Warren)


It is morally repugnant to profit off the misery or ill health of Americans. It's criminal that medical bills to the private for-profit MEDICAL INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX make up 62% of all bankruptcies filed in the U.S. each year. Americans spend 2.5 Trillion Dollars a year on Health care. The overhead at the private for-profit MEDICAL INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX is upwards of 35% of the health care dollar spent each year in the U.S. That is approximately $900 Billion plus a year the MEDICAL INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX uses for BRIBING CONGRESS and their lavish lifestyles, huge salaries plus perks and bonuses. All the while milking the hard-working men/women of this great nation of their hard earned money.

On the other hand MEDICARE has an overhead of 2%, Canada's system is 1.5%, Europe's 2.5% on average. The money that could be saved by eliminating the private for-profit MEDICAL INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX is estimated at over $900 Billion a year. Enough money to help pay for putting all Americans on MEDICARE/SINGLE-PAYER TYPE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM or a STRONG PUBLIC OPTION.

Per capita health care spending (2008):

United States:_______$7439
Canada:______________$3173
France:______________$3048
United Kingdom:______$2560
Japan:_______________$2293
Spain:_______________$2099
Singapore:___________$1118


The U.S. has a lower life expectancy(24th), lower infant mortality rate(29th), lower health care systems(37th), lower medical outcomes(77th), than all modern, civilized, industrialized nations.

This chart was produced from information obtained at OpenSecrets.org: Link It shows how much money was paid to Congress by the MEDICAL INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX during their political careers. It's criminal that the U.S. doesn't have Single-Payer Health Care, these are the criminals.

                         HMO's & MEDICAL INDUSTRY CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS
                               (CAMPAIGN CMTE. AND LEADERSHIP PAC'S)

SENATE:
Baucus_______D-MT____$2,870,872________Feinstein__D-CA____$2,150,779
McCain_______R-AZ____$9,073,024________Snowe______R-ME____$__549,659
McConnell____R-KY____$3,345,572________Corker_____R-TN____$__938,289
Boehner______R-OH____$1,643,922________Cantor_____R-VA____$1,855,808
Graham_______R-SC____$1,165,514________Coburn_____R-OK____$1,227,748
Hatch________R-UT____$2,946,150________Bayh_______D-IN____$1,332,738
Kyl__________R-AZ____$2,253,387________Voinovich__R-OH____$1,451,961
Lieberman____R-CT____$2,686,804________Bond_______R-MO____$1,205,034
Grassley_____R-IA____$2,757,287________Burr_______R-NC____$2,392,513
Conrad_______D-ND____$2,154,200________Isakson____R-GA____$1,024,045
Reid_________D-NV____$1,584,761________DeMint_____R-SC____$1,355,881
Durbin_______D-IL____$1,496,851________Wyden______D-OR____$1,164,311
Collins______R-ME____$1,281,596________Vitter_____R-LA____$1,028,295
Ensign_______R-NV____$2,426,139________Cochran____R-MS____$__572,162
Nelson_______D-NE____$2,083,765________Bennett____R-UT____$__388,146
Landrieu_____D-LA____$1,164,242________Barrasso___R-WY____$__711,961
Chambliss____R-GA____$1,633,300________Lugar______R-IN____$1,406,762
Lincoln______D-AR____$1,953,541________Roberts____R-KS____$1.194,379
Cornyn_______R-TX____$2,203,096________Bunning____R-KY____$1,638,599      
Enzi_________R-WY____$__879,418________Gregg______R-NH____$1,133,808
Alexander____R-TN____$1,083,735________Murkowski__R-AK____$__390,867
Specter______D-PA____$4,520,629________Sessions___R-AL____$1,247,950
Crapo________R-ID____$__821.610________Shelby_____R-AL____$__963,047
Durbin_______D-IL____$1,496,851________Martinez___R-FL____$__751,590
Inhofe_______R-OK____$__814,316________Hagan______D-NC____$__141,908
Pryor________D-AR____$__470,090________Thune______R-SD____$1,175,418

REPRESENTATIVES:
Pomeroy______D-ND____$2,930,482________Tanner_____D-TN____$1,208,392
Gordon_______D-TN____$1,404,712________Hill_______D-IN____$__459,618
Ross_________D-AR____$__848,260________Boucher____D-VA____$__653,094
Kind_________D-WI____$__776,388________Stupak_____D-MI____$__682,515
Altmire______D-PA____$__393,879________Matheson___D-UT____$__625,435
Inslee_______D-WA____$__523,532________Barrow_____D-GA____$__303,175
Melancon_____D-LA____$__250,634________Space______D-OH____$__ 89,900
Braley_______D-IA____$___61,368________Titus______D-NV____$___44,100
Polis________D-CO____$___32,599________Pence______R-IN____$__498,844


Now, when I call each member I can quote to them how much money they were PAID/BRIBED by the MEDICAL INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX to throw their constituents under the bus and deny them SINGLE-PAYER HEALTH CARE or at least a STRONG PUBLIC OPTION.

Here are the toll-free numbers for the Capitol Hill Switchboard:

(House and Senate)
1-866-338-1015_______________1-866-220-0044
1-800-473-6711_______________1-866-311-3405

Also give the President a call or write an e-mail:

White House Comments Line:__________1-202-456-1111 M-F 9:00-5:00 est. (NOT A TOLL-FREE #)

President Obama's e-mail: http://www.whitehouse.gov/...

Nothing rattles the Congress and White House more than informed CITIZEN/VOTERS ringing the phones off the hook for real health care reform. Call the House, Senate and the White House and demand,

                                  MEDICARE/SINGLE-PAYER TYPE HEALTH CARE FOR ALL NOW!
                                                    or at least a

                                                STRONG PUBLIC OPTION

                                                      SEMPER FI!
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