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We Did It!

Posted on March 30th, 2010 by Patrick Romano in 40 Days to Health Reform, California Needs Reform

WE DID IT! WE MADE HISTORY!

Last Thursday - on the 38th day of our 40 Days to the Finish Line campaign - the House and Senate passed the final health care bill which President Obama will sign into law today! And I’m sending this message to congratulate and thank all of you who helped make it happen!

And I don’t want you to forget how we did it. The work that HCAN-California did to contribute in righting what Dr. Martin Luther King once called “a shocking and inhumane” injustice in our health care system was achieved through the combined effort of our collective advocacy and activism over the past 21 months.

You made history every single day during this historic campaign for health care reform - by signing petitions, knocking on doors, talking to family and friends, telling your health care stories, calling and writing your Members of Congress and joining us across the state for town halls, Congressional visits, marches and rallies.

I want to thank all of you who gave your time, talent, and passion in winning legislation that is as important as Social Security, MediCare and Civil Rights. This is your victory and your win! And although our work is far from finished - now is the time for us to celebrate our efforts and the triumph you all achieved.

We have a lot of work to do in the weeks and months ahead - thanking our Members of Congress who stood strong in the face of determined opposition, defending the health care law (yes it’s now a law and not a bill) against attempts at repeal, and to ensure that all of its provisions are properly implemented here in California.

The insurance companies and their allies in Congress have vowed to fight health care reform by every means possible - but we’ll be there to stop them. I will be in touch again soon about what comes next but I want to be clear about one thing…all of this happened because of you!

With sincere gratitude -

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Health Reform Rallies in the Central Valley!

Posted on March 19th, 2010 by admin in Uncategorized

Thanks to everyone who showed up yesterday in support of health reform at the rallies in Fresno, Modesto and Stockton in this historic final stretch for bringing about real, comprehensive health reform!

We had a great turnout at all the events, and it appears we definitely sent a strong message to the Central Valley Representatives - thanking them for their previous support and asking them to be our Champions once again!

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Call your Rep TODAY!

Posted on March 11th, 2010 by HCAN California in 40 Days to Health Reform, Action, California Needs Reform

(from the HCAN-CA ACTION CENTER)

With a possible vote in the House expected to take place as early as next week - we need to make sure every Congressional representative from California knows that we’re counting on them to support health care reform!

Can you take just a few moments to call your Representative and urge him or her to stand strong for health reform?

No matter how much money the private insurance industry spends on lobbyists, anti-health reform propaganda or conferences - they can’t compete with the collective, unified voice of the people!

Click here to get connected to YOUR Representative TODAY!

Or, dial (toll) free 1-877-264-4226 to get connected NOW!

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Join the Citizens’ Posse

Posted on March 2nd, 2010 by HCAN California in 40 Days to Health Reform, California Needs Reform

(From the HCAN-CA Action Center)

The private health insurance industry lobbyist front group, “AHIP,” is heading to DC on March 9. As you probably already know, AHIP has been one of the leading anti-health reform forces in this country, and has been equipped with millions and millions of dollars to crush the hopes and aspirations of the American people to reform our country’s broken health care system.

That’s why HCAN and our partners are deputizing folks all across the country to join the Citizens’ Posse! Together, we’ll hold the private health insurance industry and their high-cost lobbyists accountable for their myriad crimes against Americans’ health.

Click here to learn more and sign up to join the Citizens’ Posse!


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