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Mad As Hell Doctors

Here’s a group of doctors that have had enough. They’re mad as hell as they’re on their way to Washington.

Their Byline: "Health Care For People Not Profit."

Their plan: Caravan across America to deliver a clear and simple message to our elected officials in Washington. They’re leaving Portland, Oregon on September 8 and arriving in Washington on September 30. You can join them along the way.

Their Message:

This is not a campaign. In campaigns, there are spectators. This is a movement. There’s no nice way to say it. The financial cost of health care is killing our citizens, hobbling our economy, crushing small business, and threatening the solvency of our government. In the meantime, the Health Care Industry is spending almost two million dollars a day lobbying Congress and manipulating public opinion to accept “reform” legislation that leaves a vicious, for-profit system intact. The "public option" is a trap. We need real reform that finds immediate savings, controls costs, and accomplishes the moral imperative of true Universal Access. A Single Payer plan is the only real path to a Health Care System that is socially, ethically and fiscally responsible. And yet, our elected officials refuse to even discuss the possibility of a Single Payer plan!

Who Are They:

We are a small group of Oregon-Based doctors who care. We believe there is only one way to control costs, one way to remove profiteering from the system, one way to reclaim the care of our patients, and one way to be sure everyone is covered: we must replace our current pay-or-die system and with a comprehensive, publicly financed, privately delivered, Single Payer system that puts people first. Our moment to take a stand for Single Payer is NOW. We may not have another opportunity like this in our lifetime. Please support this unprecedented road trip to real health care reform.

Check out their web site Mad As Hell Doctors. Read about these angry doctors and watch the video they put together. It’s simple, informative, clear, and spells out just what’s wrong and why single-payer is the only way to go.

I really think their movement needs exposure. It would be great if someone would live blog their caravan!

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