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December 7, 2009

My Turn: Don't be fooled by 'lipstick' health care


The anti-reformers will cheer at the death of reform, but their euphoria may be short-lived. Mainstream fence-sitters who watched this debacle will realize what's been taken away from them and by whom. They may come out in force in the next elections and seat a substantial pro-reform majority, a Congress that quits making sausage and brings home the bacon.

Our worried sick-care industry is spending record amounts on lobbying and scare campaigns while routinely denying legitimate claims.

This is no time to lose your nerve and settle for a phony solution, America. The founding fathers declared your inalienable right to life, so defend that right. The founders had the self-confidence to embrace change and were bold enough to upset the status quo.

If we cut out the morals-Gestapo and profit-mongers and their cancerous grip on Congress, we can all have comprehensive and affordable health care. Call, write or e-mail your people in Washington and tell them you want complete health-care reform, not just more hogwash. Your life may depend on it.

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