Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Open Congress – Please Read the Actual Health Care Bill

Ok, I know that the newspapers and the media told you that this has become a non-issue that there will be no public or single pay option. That is a lie. It is still a big deal.

But we have to participate. You and I as citizens have some responsibilities. One of them is to be informed an the other is to speak.

What I am asking is not easy. Read the actual bill. You can do so at Open Congress.org

Open Congress.org copy of the Health Care Act of 2009 Bill

I’m not asking you to support or condemn the bill. I’m asking you to make an effort to read it and find out for yourself. There are a lot of pages. Yes, it will take some effort.

BlogHer is working with the Sunlight Foundation. Nancy Watzman will be posting information that can help you to understand what is going on.

You, American citizen, are still responsible for learning for yourself, not what shock jocks, political pundits and people who don't need health insurance because they are wealthy will tell you.

Make the effort.

If you don't want to go to Open Congress.org then hippy-hop over to The Library of Congress - Thomas.gov and search for HR 3200


  1. Will do. You're so right to push this. Thank you.

  2. And just to hip folks, it is a little easier to understand if you go to http://www.thomas.gov and read the web version. The name of the bill is H.R. 3200 and they still might have the link on the front page. But if not you can enter the bill number.

    You can clearly see the topics and the specifics of what is being proposed.