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March 5, 2013

No, I guess I hadn't heard it all

(Continued)

Do you want to see this country turn around? Sure you do!

We have to elect people that put the welfare of folks ahead of their selfish motives. The only way to do this is to publicly finance elections and take the control of our government from the special interest groups that finance their campaigns in order to influence how they vote on issues.

Do you want to see the cost of healthcare come down and slow the loss of jobs to other countries? Sure you do!

Take out 20 to 25 percent of the cost of administration by going to a single payer system. Stop paying for tests and procedures and start paying for outcomes. Take the hassle and pressure from the doctors and let them practice what they are trained to do. Remove their vexations.

Take a look at this website —www.pnhp.org/facts/single-payer-faq#what-is-single-payer

I challenge you to read this question and answer put together by PNHP physicians for a national health program. Ask yourself, "will we find the courage to elect people that put the folks they represent at the top of the list and the special interest groups at the bottom?" We just need to remove the Benjamins by publicly funding elections. Please take a look at www.citizenfundedelections.org before you discount this approach.

To you folks that interact on the Internet and have acquaintances, friends, relatives that do not use computers, print it out and take it to them. You will be doing a great service for them by sharing the information.

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