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Thousands rallied this week to support the PUBLIC OPTION!

Wednesday night Raychel and I had the pleasure and honor of cohosting a MoveOn rally in support of the public option.  It was so refreshing to be around hundreds and hundreds of community members who, despite the heated tension on the topic, all managed with great enthusiasm to keep the gathering 100% POSITIVE! There was even a girl out there celebrating her 18th birthday!

We’ll see if our message rang clear to Senator Feinstein, whose office we gathered outside of, when Congress comes back in to session next week.

Check out this video from the event.  It features Raychel talking about why we were gathered, and the voice on the mic in the background is yours truly. 🙂

We encourage all of you to call your representatives this week before they get back in session and remind them that…

WE NEED THE PUBLIC OPTION TO PASS!

You can find your reprentatives contact info here by punching in your address.

Until next time, best of health 😉

Tara

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September 4, 2009 at 5:28 pm Leave a comment

Healthcare Reform

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Why should you care about healthcare? If you have money, its not even an issue because you can go to any doctor you want. If you have a job, its not a issue since your company provides you with healthcare. If you’re young and healthy, its not even an issue because you probably don’t even go to the doctor on a regular basis. HOWEVER! (And this is a mighty however) If you are any of the above mentioned, in all actuality you should be concerned about healthcare reform. After doing a lil research, I came to a few conclusions:

1. Obama’s plan makes Health insurance more affordable for small-business owners or individuals (so those of you who freelance, have your own production company, run your own studio etc. you guys won’t have to pay WAY more than everyone else)

2. A public option is essential Amnesty believes “A Medicare-like public plan for all remains crucial for realizing the human right to health care in the United States.” I couldn’t agree more. Considering Americans are getting fatter by the second, and baby boomers are getting closer and closer to retirement, we the young, healthy, working individuals are going to have to cough up a lot of cash to cover the rising cost of healthcare. We shouldn’t have to. Nope nope nope.

3. Pre-existing conditions should not determine eligibility for health insurance. It’s pretty shady if insurance companies are denying coverage to people who need insurance the most. I understand that from the business perspective, someone with cancer or heart problems is a “risky investment” but we’re not talking stocks and bonds… it’s someone’s life! Even if you are young, healthy, working, and don’t have any preexisting conditions, you might have an aunt, uncle or sister that has a condition. And losing someone you love because you can’t afford the medicine/treatments/chemo? Not fun.

Let’s help Obama implement his plan. Show your support, Tweet your senator, voice your opinion, create dialogue in your community, and spread the truth.

Here are some links that have been useful:

NY Times Blog

Huffington Post Article

Fora.tv interview with Howard Dean

Until next time… empower yourself with the truth!

xoxo

Raychel

August 25, 2009 at 2:37 am Leave a comment


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