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Can we make this go viral? It's a White House petition for single payer health care (i.e. Medicare for all), and it's in desperate need of some tender loving care from progressives who truly care about social justice and equity.

Here's the text:

Single-payer healthcare systems ensure coverage for 100% of citizens. This reduces the total cost through administrative savings and cost containment, as well as through access to preventative medicine.

Hospitals would no longer have unpaid bills, collection departments, or highly involved billing systems, all of which would add dramatically to savings.

Small businesses and start-ups would be able to offer the exact same coverage as large corporations thus leveling the playing field for small businesses.

Large, frugal corporations like Walmart would no longer be a drain on the tax base, as they'd be covered just like everyone else.

Let's do it: everybody in, nobody out. Please sign the petition here.

6:52 AM PT: We've gone from 87 to 101 in just a few minutes. Imagine the message we would send to the White House if we hit a million. (And, yes, we can do that!)

7:12 AM PT: We're at 115 now. We need 150 for the petition to be searchable on the White House Web site and we need 25,000 to get an official response.

8:15 AM PT: We're at 162, friends! This means the petition is now searchable. Good work! Please keep sharing.

Originally posted to james321 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 06:21 AM PST.

Also republished by Single Payer: The Fight for Medicare for All, Healthcare Reform - We've Only Just Begun, Single Payer California, Dailykos Kossacks For Action, and Kossack Initiated White House Petitions.

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