Thursday, September 03, 2009
Elders rally for health care reform
Polls say older people don't want the current health care reform. Baloney -- certainly not all of us. Take a look at these folks who were some of the anchors of yesterday's broad coalition rally for reform in San Francisco.
They know: Without health care reform, slashing Medicare benefits will be Congress’s next step.
See also the new Truth Squad badge on the blog side bar.
You wouldn't want to get into a tussle with this guy.
They've got firm opinions about what forces are in the way of reform.
And they've even got clear ideas about how to get there.
This woman's signs ask that Congress protect Medicare AND allow states the chance to try health care reform experiments. That's not surprising in San Francisco. A municipal public health plan (limited to the city) has managed to cover nearly everyone and 94 percent of recipients like it! Meanwhile, the state legislature has voted for a statewide single payer system twice, only to have it vetoed by Governor Schwarzenegger.
Not all elders are part of the opposition to affordable, efficient health care for all. We know that even continuing Medicare depends on it.