"Dear MoveOn member,
The latest Senate health care bill has no public option. No expansion of Medicare. And it does too little to guarantee that uninsured Americans will actually be able afford the coverage they'll be required to purchase.1
Former insurance executive Wendell Potter put it best: the bill is "a big bailout to the [healthinsurance] industry."2
But it's not too late to fix the bill. And as Joe Lieberman has shown, just one senator willing to stand in the way can force legislation to be changed dramatically.
Senator Bernie Sanders, a strong proponent of the public option, has already made clear that he's opposed to the legislation in its current form—and he could decide to block it until it's fixed.3
But there's enormous pressure from all sides to pass a bill quickly, no matter how weak it is. Let's show Bernie and other progressives that we're counting on them to block this version of the bill—and we'll get their backs if they do.
Can you sign our petition opposing the current Senate health care bill? Clicking here will add your name:"
Därmed är det svårt att inte konstatera att det brutit ut ett inbördeskrig inom det Demokratiska partiet - med Vita Huset och Obama-administrationen tydligt på en sida, och de progressiva vänster-vänster Demokraterna på den andra.
Se även tidigare inlägg:
Rachel Maddow om "Kill Bill"-anhängarna 20091218
Bill O Reilly om Howard Deans uppror mot Obamacare 20091218