Health Care for America Now-California, our lead state partner, Health Access California, and others are intensifying our efforts to make sure we express the need and urgency of health reform for those Californians that have yet to commit–Representatives Jim Costa and Dennis Cardoza, both from the Central Valley.
As we speak, the private health insurance industry and its cadres of highly-paid lobbyists are doing everything in their power to influence Members of Congress AGAINST voting for real, meaningful health reform. That’s because they know that health reform that includes the choice of a strong public health insurance option will force them to play by the rules and compete - just like everyone else.
But in this war of words, the private health insurance industry has resorted to a well-funded campaign of misinformation and deceit. That’s why we need to keep the pressure on, especially Central Valley Reps. Jim Costa and Dennis Cardoza.
And to make sure this message is heard, we’re looking to purchase full-page advertisements in targeted daily newspapers in Rep. Costa and Cardoza’s districts.
Given the critical nature and limited timeline of this effort — we need to quickly raise $10,000 over the next couple of days so we can purchase full-page ads in the Bakersfield Californian, Fresno Bee, Stockton Record, and other Central California publications.