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Heigh ho, heigh ho, it's off to Washington we go

First, on the fitness front, I took a five-mile walk yesterday, extending the route I ran Monday. Today I'll be driving all morning and walking around a big museum all afternoon. Tomorrow's walk will be short (1.1 miles from the Washington Monument to Capitol Hill) and slow.

This will be a quick trip and, I hope, a successful one.

Success would be defined by the number of participants in this march for health-care reform. We know that single-payer isn't going to happen this year, but if our numbers are significant enough, perhaps the Powers That Be will be more open to the idea.

We can't line their campaign chests with millions of dollars, as the health sector (pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, hospitals and HMOs) can.

But we vote.


Marla said…
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

Go get 'em!
sherry said…
Did you see the Washington Post article on p.2 that mentioned the rally and talked about what the Senate Finance Committee has come up with. What a joke! Are we even living on the same planet? Their solutions: require employers to provide health insurance, tax healthcare benefits, cuts to Medicare & Medicaid, cut subsidies (what subsidies?) for the uninsured. No mention of public option, never mind single payer. Gonna have to March March March bigtime to get anyone to hear us.

It was very nice to meet you yesterday :)

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