We’ve just learned that the two single-payer amendments to the House healthcare bill that were promised a vote this fall, one introduced by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (information available at http://www.healthcare-now.org/single-payer-state-option-threatened-in-house/) allowing states to implement single-payer systems on the state level, the other by Rep. Anthony Weiner (information available at http://www.healthcare-now.org/single-payer-gets-a-vote-in-house/) to have a vote on national single-payer legislation, are in jeopardy.
Your voice is needed to get these amendments back on the table. Please help by making calls into the democratic leadership that is calling the shots and make sure they know that we expect the vote on single-payer this fall.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi: DC (202) 225-4965
Rep. George Miller: DC (202) 225-2095
Rep. Henry Waxman: DC (202) 225-3976
The message is simple: Keep the Kucinich Amendment to allow states to adopt single-payer programs, and to allow Rep. Anthony Weiner introduce his single-payer amendment.