Two important things:
1) The public health insurance option is under heavy fire right now.
2) President Obama just announced a virtual health care forum for tomorrow.
We always knew we'd have to fight to win real reform with a public health insurance option—and now's the time to really step it up.
Tomorrow, we've got to remind the president that the public option isn't optional—it's the heart of real reform. Can you sign up right now for the event and submit a question about the public option?
There's tremendous support for the public health insurance option—from Americans nationwide, from a bloc of members in the House, and from progressive leaders in the Senate.1
But the public option is the number one target of the Right and big insurance, and they and their industry-funded mobs are putting serious resources into killing real reform.We know President Obama wants a public health insurance option—as he's said many times, it's the best way to lower costs, expand coverage, and keep the insurance companies honest.
But in order to make sure it happens, he's got to know the American people have his back—that we're fired up and ready to go to the mat for this critical piece of reform. We have to show him that if he keeps fighting for it, we'll be right there with him.
Can you sign up today to join President Obama's virtual health care forum on Thursday?
Thanks for all that you do.
–Nita, Kat, Stephen, Steven and the rest of the team
1. "Joint health care reform debate remains peaceful in Dallas," Dallas Morning News, August 18, 2009.
"Hundreds urge Polis to keep fighting for 'public option,'" KDVR, August 17, 2009.
"60 Members of Congress Say 'No Public Plan, No Conference,'" Firedoglake, August 17, 2009.
"Public Option Called Essential," The Washington Post, August 18, 2009.
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