Monday, February 16, 2009

A petition for you to sign

supporting HR 676 here.

39 people in FL-01 have signed so far.

9 comments:

geneo said...

hey Hipparchia

Thought I'd leave this for you. Something I'm developing. I'm not ready to push it into the blogosphere yet. Just a heads-up for you (and anyone who's cool enough to stop by).

My white supremacy theory is starting to come together.

http://www.leftinalabama.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=3414

I don't want this on any bigger blogs just yet. Lots of work to do on it still.

hipparchia said...

thanks for the heads-up. i'll stop by.

Bryan said...

You can add one to your FL-01 count.

hipparchia said...

woo hoo! thanks.

Anonymous said...

Health insurance companies make huge profits and their CEOs make millions, while the rest of us face skyrocketing healthcare costs, impossible bureaucracy, and life-threatening insurance denials.

HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY PROFITS IN 2007:
1. UnitedHealth Group -- $ 4.654 BILLION. UnitedHealth Group owns Oxford, PacifiCare, IBA, AmeriChoice, Evercare, Ovations, MAMSI and Ingenix, a healthcare data company
2. WellPoint -- $ 3.345 BILLION. Wellpoint owns BLUES across the US, including Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin, Empire HealthChoice Assurance, Healthy Alliance, and many others
3. Aetna Inc. -- $ 1.831 BILLION
4. CIGNA Corp -- $ 1.115 BILLION
5. Humana Inc. -- $ 834 million
6. Coventry Health Care -- $626 million. Coventry owns Altius, Carelink, Group Health Plan, HealthAmerica, OmniCare, WellPath, others
7. Health Net -- $ 194 million

The huge insurance company profits—BILLIONS YEARLY—could provide quality healthcare for millions of people.

Get the insurance companies OUT of healthcare. The only solution is a NON-PROFIT SINGLE-PAYER HEALTHCARE SYSTEM – and the single payer should not be insurance companies.

The solution? The United States National Health Insurance Act, H.R. 676. You can read about it here: http://www.healthcare-now.org/hr-676/

care4all said...

WHO’S LOOKING AT THE COMPENSATION OF THE HEALTHCARE INSURANCE EXECUTIVES?

The health insurance companies have played a major role in our current healthcare crisis. They make huge profits and their CEOs make millions, while the rest of us are denied care.

ANNUAL COMPENSATION OF HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY EXECUTIVES (2006 and 2007 figures):

• Ronald A. Williams, Chair/ CEO, Aetna Inc., $23,045,834
• H. Edward Hanway, Chair/ CEO, Cigna Corp, $30.16 million
• David B. Snow, Jr, Chair/ CEO, Medco Health, $21.76 million
• Michael B. MCallister, CEO, Humana Inc, $20.06 million
• Stephen J. Hemsley, CEO, UnitedHealth Group, $13,164,529
• Angela F. Braly, President/ CEO, Wellpoint, $9,094,771
• Dale B. Wolf, CEO, Coventry Health Care, $20.86 million
• Jay M. Gellert, President/ CEO, Health Net, $16.65 million
• William C. Van Faasen, Chairman, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, $3 million plus $16.4 million in retirement benefits
• Charlie Baker, President/ CEO, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, $1.5 million
• James Roosevelt, Jr., CEO, Tufts Associated Health Plans, $1.3 million
• Cleve L. Killingsworth, President/CEO Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, $3.6 million
• Raymond McCaskey, CEO, Health Care Service Corp (Blue Cross Blue Shield), $10.3 million
• Daniel P. McCartney, CEO, Healthcare Services Group, Inc, $ 1,061,513
• Daniel Loepp, CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $1,657,555
• Todd S. Farha, CEO, WellCare Health Plans, $5,270,825
• Michael F. Neidorff, CEO, Centene Corp, $8,750,751
• Daniel Loepp, CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $1,657,555
• Todd S. Farha, CEO, WellCare Health Plans, $5,270,825
• Michael F. Neidorff, CEO, Centene Corp, $8,750,751

This executive compensation could be used to provide quality healthcare for millions of Americans! We need to get the insurance companies and their lobbyists OUT of healthcare. NON-PROFIT, SINGLE-PAYER IS THE ONLY OPTION.

If you want to learn more, go to:
http://www.insurancecompanyrules.org/learn_more/the_roster/

CARE4US said...

Congressman John Conyers has introduced HR 676, THE UNITED STATES NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE ACT, to ensure that every American, regardless of income, employment status, or race, has access to quality, affordable health care services. Only a single-payer approach will end the current disgraceful practice of insurance companies refusing to pay for medical treatment, denying claims, and engaging in rampant price gouging that discourages patients from going to the doctor, and has resulted in 50 million Americans without healthcare.

HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP:


1. E-mail, call or write to your Senators and Representatives and ask them to support HR 676 – SINGLE-PAYER healthcare reform. You'll find easy contact information here: http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml

2. Senator Kennedy is a leader in healthcare reform. E-Mail Senator Kennedy and insist that he put SINGLE-PAYER healthcare reform on the table, and ask him to support NON-PROFIT, SINGLE-PAYER healthcare reform. You can email him here: http://kennedy.senate.gov/senator/contact.cfm and Fax him here:
FAX Senator Kennedy’s Washington office: 202-224-2417
FAX Senator Kennedy’s Massachusetts office: 617-565-3183

3. Leave a message for President Obama and ask him to support NON-PROFIT, SINGLE-PAYER healthcare reform and to get the insurance companies OUT of healthcare. You can leave your comments for Obama here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

catnapping said...

Yesterday, I followed your link, and I added my name (my real name) and address to the petition. I still have that widget for HR 676 on my sidebar.

hipparchia said...

hey, cat! thanks.

i'm working on more stuff for eople to do now....