For many long years, I’ve rummaged around the AHIP (America’s Health Insurance Plans) web site quite regularly. Do yourself and the American people a favor, and in the days and weeks ahead, check in from time-to-time with this despicable organization.
Eve (nyceve) Gittelson
|By: Eve (nyceve) Gittelson Thursday December 10, 2009 8:58 am|
Many of the people I met today are working full time and simply cannot afford the exorbitant monthly health insurance premium, so they go without. The choice is stark. Health insurance or rent, food and clothing for the kids.
[Ed. Note: Eve is in Kansas City today, helping out and talking to folks at the free health care clinic organized by the National Association of Free Clinics with funding raised in large part by MSNBC's Keith Olbermann. MSNBC will be streaming their own video from KC starting at noon EST; Eve has more video of her own after the jump. If you need help finding affordable medical assistance in your area, NAFC has this directory of free clinics.]
|By: Eve (nyceve) Gittelson Sunday November 29, 2009 7:00 pm|
As I wandered around and observed all the work, more than anything, I reflected on what it means to live in a country which treats healthcare as a privilege not a right. Here I was standing in the middle of a MASH tent in a major American city–this would undoubtedly be the last hope for many of the people we’d meet the next day.
|By: Eve (nyceve) Gittelson Sunday November 29, 2009 6:45 am|
Always remember, the United States is the only industrialized nation where healthcare remains a privilege not a right.
|By: Eve (nyceve) Gittelson Saturday November 28, 2009 2:30 pm|
“This is our middle class, our average Arkansan. Our neighbors, our friends, our families, our co-workers who we’re seeing here.”
|By: Eve (nyceve) Gittelson Saturday November 28, 2009 10:30 am|
Keith Hitchcock is a resident of Little Rock and an amputee, he needs a prosthesis but can’t get it because he doesn’t have insurance.
|By: Eve (nyceve) Gittelson Wednesday November 25, 2009 5:00 pm|
Ralph Freidin MD, is an internist. Dr. Freidin traveled from Massachusetts to Little Rock, Arkansas last week to volunteer his professional services at the Little Rock Free Health Clinic, which I also attended. He was assigned to The Line.
|By: Eve (nyceve) Gittelson Thursday October 15, 2009 4:48 pm|
In a conference call with political bloggers, Senator Arlen Specter (Still-Fresh D-PA) reported that in a recent gathering of the Senate Democratic caucus, he suggested his colleagues pledge to stick with the party on a cloture vote when the merged health care reform bill came to the floor. Much to Specter’s surprise, according to him, his idea was not embraced by his fellow Dems. And, perhaps even more surprising, Majority Leader Harry Reid approached Specter after the meeting (again, according to Specter), and thanked him for stressing a point that Reid, himself, admitted he was “reluctant to make.”
|By: Eve (nyceve) Gittelson Sunday August 23, 2009 1:30 pm|
Several months ago, I helped
persuade encourage Jerry Nadler to take the whip count pledge. So I’m particularly thrilled to see that’s he’s standing firm as iron these days. From the way he’s talking, he’s a changed man–delighted he took the pledge, and knowing full well the critical nature of the pledge project.
|By: Eve (nyceve) Gittelson Thursday August 20, 2009 8:15 am|
This is the reason we fight. Don’t give up, don’t get sidetracked, don’t be swayed, never forget. This is about people’s lives.