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Direct Action Time: Stop the insurance companies!

Sometimes it’s not enough to rally for reform. Sometimes it’s not enough to protest your enemies. Sometimes, you have to take direct action.

And so, the street movement for health reform escalates on March 9th.

WANTED: Karen IgnagniOn March 9th at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Washington, DC, America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the insurance industry’s main lobbyist group, is holding a conference on health reform. The topics for the conference comprise a virtual playbook on how to kill or maim health reform. Some of the planned sessions include:

  • Health Care Reform: What Role Does the Media Play? (translation: How can insurance companies work the press to kill reform?)
  • Addressing Health Care Market Reform through an Insurance Exchange: Essential Policy Components (led in part by a fellow from the right-wing Heritage Foundation)
  • American Public Opinion on Health Reform: Implications for Mid-term Elections (translation: How can we dupe the public by lying about reform and beat politicians who are standing up for the popular parts of reform)

AHIP recommends health insurance company CEOs, executives, lawyers, and others attend.

We, the people can’t let this stand. The insurance companies have committed what ought to be multiple heinous crimes against the American people, and now they’re coming to town to finish the job on health reform. If the powers that be won’t stop these criminals, we must.

On March 9th, the people will confront the big CEOs at their conference and make sure the people responsible are held accountable. And we’ll make sure Congress hears us so loudly that they’ll have to listen to us and not the insurance companies and their army of corporate lobbyists. They’ll have to finish health reform and finish it right, so we can finally get the care that should be a right in this country.

You can join us, either in person in Washington or from home. We’ve got more information here.

The crimes these companies have committed will not stand unchallenged:

We are going to take them down.

No joke here – on March 9th, the American people will stand up a make the insurance companies stand down.

The only question is whether you’ll be there to join us, either in person or online. We’ve got ways you can help, you just need to sign up and join the posse.

So, are you with us?

(also posted at the NOW! blog)

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Direct Action Time: Stop the insurance companies!

Sometimes it’s not enough to rally for reform. Sometimes it’s not enough to protest your enemies. Sometimes, you have to take direct action.

And so, the street movement for health reform escalates on March 9th.

WANTED: Karen IgnagniOn March 9th at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Washington, DC, America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the insurance industry’s main lobbyist group, is holding a conference on health reform. The topics for the conference comprise a virtual playbook on how to kill or maim health reform. Some of the planned sessions include:

  • Health Care Reform: What Role Does the Media Play? (translation: How can insurance companies work the press to kill reform?)
  • Addressing Health Care Market Reform through an Insurance Exchange: Essential Policy Components (led in part by a fellow from the right-wing Heritage Foundation)
  • American Public Opinion on Health Reform: Implications for Mid-term Elections (translation: How can we dupe the public by lying about reform and beat politicians who are standing up for the popular parts of reform)

AHIP recommends health insurance company CEOs, executives, lawyers, and others attend.

We, the people can’t let this stand. The insurance companies have committed what ought to be multiple heinous crimes against the American people, and now they’re coming to town to finish the job on health reform. If the powers that be won’t stop these criminals, we must.

On March 9th, the people will confront the big CEOs at their conference and make sure the people responsible are held accountable. And we’ll make sure Congress hears us so loudly that they’ll have to listen to us and not the insurance companies and their army of corporate lobbyists. They’ll have to finish health reform and finish it right, so we can finally get the care that should be a right in this country.

You can join us, either in person in Washington or from home. We’ve got more information here.

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Writer, musician, activist. Currently consulting for Bill Halter for U.S. Senate and a fellow at the New Organizing Institute.

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