Saturday, July 31, 2010

Need Reviewers

Yesterday I established a list of additional answers that I need to add to address questions and concerns about Improved Medicare for All.

Refer to the Answers web page to see what is there already prior to my adding even more. I recently added key words at the top of the web page. Check it out.

If you want to review and give feedback to this important web page, please let me know. Select Contact Bob at the website .

- Bob

Monday, March 30, 2009

Great Time to Start Campaign

What a great time to start the Million Letters for Health Care Campaign.

If you feel a need for some exercise, then take some walks and do some talking about health care along the way and at your destination(s).

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Vote by Jan 15, 5 pm

I recommend you going to the following web page and voting as it indicates there. Then, afterwards, act on the suggestions related to telling others about single-payer and about this voting opportunity.
A Million Votes for Single-Payer
(where million means as many as possible as fast as possible, since the deadline is January 15 at 5 p.m.)

This is an opportunity to spread the word about non-profit single-payer national health insurance and H.R. 676 and to get people to
learn or learn more.

Regards, Bob Haiducek
Bob the Health and Health Care Advocate

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Excercise Democracy? When?

Merry Christmas!

... Merry Christmas??? ... The young father of a neighbor died a few days ago of cancer. I wonder if he is one of the statistics of the couple of HUNDRED real people who DIE EACH DAY UNNECESSARILY in the United States simply because we have such poor health care performance compared to other industrialized countries.

In the past 13-14 months, even though over half of Americans support non-profit single-payer national health insurance, Americans have made zero progress in getting it.

There is something seriously wrong. We STILL need have the need to exercise our democracy.

A "Prepare for Change" strategy involves single-payer activists
1) educating citizens,
2) getting some of the educated to be participants by getting reminders to communicate to their U.S. Representatives,
3) getting some of the educated to tell 3 other persons,
4) giving a short training session to those citizens who wish to themselves become activists so that they are prepared to tell more than 3 other citizens.

--- NOTE that this strategy mainly requires time and effort; there are NO requests for activists or citizens to send money to a state or national organization, and there is NO need to spend money on brochures, posters, and so on. Anyone can do this no-budget, low-expense grassroots strategy. [Those activists who go to multiple cities will need to cover their own personal expenses, such as for transportation and phone calls.]

The "Prepare for Change" strategy is required, because people are naturally concerned about change. Even people who know that they care have been too readily influenced by those organizations and individuals who have spent and are still spending literally hundreds of millions of dollars to oppose what EVERY other industrialized nation in the world has had for many years ... with BETTER health of citizens and with citizens having PEACE of MIND!

The influence of money and propaganda has caused people (who know in their heart that we need non-profit financing of health care) to have their opinions swayed when it comes to key moments ... like voting on ballot issues (Oregon, California, and probably others).

We are at a MOST CRITICAL time. If we do not act NOW then 2010 will see the FURTHER dismantling of Medicare. The U.S. Congress in 2003 established the plan that in 2010 Medicare will go MORE to privatization! This is the WRONG direction!

It is time to exercise Our Representative Democracy.
We must have thousands of participants in EVERY U.S. Congressional District.

The choice is simple. Either we follow a "Prepare for Change" strategy or we continue to have zero progress.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Exercise Democracy

Happy July 4th!

It is time to exercise Our Representative Democracy

We, the citizens, need to provide a massive set of communications to the members of the U.S. Congress: thousands of participants writing notes to each U.S. Representative.

The activity is a top priority action within the national Health Care for All movement.

The choice is simple. Either we do this activity or we fail. To not do this activity is suicide to our efforts.

We must educate each other!

We must motivate each other to communicate!
  • Have you written your note this month (for March, June, September, December)?
  • Have you called this month (for the remaining 8 months of the year)?

Monday, April 21, 2008

205-277 people EVERY day

My previous post was "60 People EVERY Day." Now I often also think of the 205 to 277 people who die every day in the United States under age 75.

These are UNNECESSARY DEATHS. Why are they not necessary?
The United States is the bottom of 19 countries in its ability to minimize the number of deaths due to preventable diseases.
  • As per a study partly funded by the Commonwealth Fund, which announced the results in January 2008:
    • The U.S. ranked 15th out of 19 using 1997-1998 data.
    • The U.S. ranked 19th out of 19 using 2002-2003 data.
      • Rankings from 1st to 19th: France, Japan, Australia, Spain, Italy, Canada, Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden, Greece, Austria, Germany, Finland, New Zealand, Denmark, Britain, Ireland, Portugal, United States
The researchers (E. Nolte and M. McKee) estimated how many lives would be saved in the United States if the U.S. performed better ...

205 people EVERY day
would NOT be dying
if we were only
average in performance
among 19 countries
in minimizing preventable deaths

For more explanation go to and select "Real People" ... or go directly to that web page.

Friday, February 29, 2008

60 people EVERY day

Ever since I saw the January 10 PNHP Quote-of-the-Day, I have often thought of the 60 people, on average, who die every day in the United States under age 65 due to the fact that those people did not and do not have health insurance.

Whether or not you were already aware of the update of the number of deaths from 18,000 per year (50 per day) in 2000 to 22,000 per year (60 per day), please read or re-read Doctor Don McCanne's comments.

60 people EVERY day

Please remember that this number is ONLY those who die due to uninsurance. As Dr. McCanne highlights, it does not count the number who died due to underinsurance.