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Tell Obama: The public option is not optional!

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Your message to President Obama:

"When it comes to health care reform, the public option is not optional.

You campaigned on change and on a health care plan that included a public

option. But aside from single payer, a health care bill without a robust

public option is just more of the same. If you are sincere about

supporting the public plan, tell Congress and the voters that you will not

sign a bill without a robust public option similar to Medicare."

In the last 72 hours, over 90,000 people have joined our campaign telling

Barack Obama that the public option is not optional. Can you help us get

to 100,000?

President Obama needs to hear from us about the public option.


If we don't make a stand now for a public option, the Obama administration

may hedge on its plan for health care reform.

Last weekend, the Obama administration indicated that it might be open to

passing health care reform without any provision for a public insurance

option similar to Medicare that could compete with private insurance


President Obama said that a public option was just a "sliver" of his plan

and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius went so far

as to say that the public option was not an "essential" part of reform.

The comments by the president and Secretary Sebelius rhetorically pave the

way for the Obama administration to cave on a meaningful public option and

instead accept toothless regional health care co-ops that would be unable

to compete with insurance companies and keep them honest.

Help us remind President Obama that part of the reason he won the

presidency was his plan to enact major health care reform that included a

public option, a provision that 76% of Americans support.

Click here to automatically add your name to the above petition asking

President Obama to tell Congress and the voters that he will only sign a

bill with a robust public option similar to Medicare.


Thank you for working to secure real health care reform.

Matt Lockshin, Campaign Manager

CREDO Action from Working Assets




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