Wednesday, March 01, 2006

200 votes and counting!

Over 200 people have cast a vote to name our Health Care Bill! It's still neck and neck, but "Fair Share for Health Care Act" has pulled seven votes ahead of "Health Care Security Act" with "Employer Health Care Responsibility Act" fading but still in striking distance of the two leaders. "Corporate Accountability for Medicaid Spending Act" is way back with only eight votes.

Make your case in the comments section for the bill name that you picked then tell your friends to vote at http://workingfamiliesparty.org/fairshare

Vote today!

4 comments:

Justin Foley said...

Don't be crazy. Haven't you learned anything from Karl Rove? The "Clear Skies" act is a license to pollute. The "No Child Left Behind Act", the "PATRIOT Act" ... take a page from their playbook and see if it works. Think "war is peace" kind of attitude.

I submit the following:
"The Plutrocrat Enrichment Bill"
"The Fend For Your Own Poor Self Act"
"The Disease is a Sign of Natural Selection Bill"

Half the Assembly will line up to sign those without even reading another word.

= Justin

John D. Gorman said...

WFP is a great organization and I trust its judgment. On this one, however,I disagree. By insisting on enlarging health coverage by using the tradional employer based approach merely adds to the fragmentation of health care coverage and will do little to address the millions now uncovered. I sense universal health care in the form of a single payer program, not unlike medicare, is an idea whose time has come and can with a unified effort of all proponents of universal coverage be realized. Vermont is moving toward a single payer system that will include all medicaid, medicare, state and local employees, all employed persons and all those currently not covered to be part of the state-wide program. Why not use your considerable skills and ingenuity to move NY in that direction. John Gorman

Dennis said...

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JW Mason said...

John,

For the long run, we all agree: strengthening the employer-based coverage is not, by itself, enough to solve the health crisis. We need some kind of broader public system (Medicare for kids is one appealing next steps).

That said, we want to pass something this year, in a state with a Republican Senate and Republican Governor, and in an environment where a major expansion in public health spending is not realistic. Fair Share is a way to halt the erosion of employer-based coverage until the time is rght for a more comprehensive approach.