September 30, 2009
But that won’t deter activists like these.
Kudos to those arrested today. And the Baucus 8–13 before them.
You are proof that we are stronger than a majority of those who represent us.
You took them to school.
Washington is not strong enough to compete with doctors like these.
Dr. Quentin Young, National Coordinator of Physicians for a National Health Program, Studs Terkel’s doctor and lifelong fighter for social justice had some wonderfully scratchy words to wear out Sen Max Baucus’ hide in his introduction to the Mad as Hell Doctors on Saturday at the UIC College of Pharmacy.
Doctor Young just celebrated his 86th birthday btw.
And Dr. Paul Hochfeld, an emergency physician and head Mad as Hell Doctor is on his way to Washington D.C. with a message for President Obama:
Please admit it, you are not strong enough to fight these interests.
At least not without us.
September 29, 2009
Chicago got them for a whole weekend!
First stop-SK Tools picket line and then a jam packed reception at Joey’s Brickhouse with the Progressive Democrats of America.
These Mad as Hell Docs are barreling down on D.C. with the momentum of thousands of supporters who have heard the doctor’s message loud and clear: Single payer now!
State by state, hundreds of people have gathered to share their stories with the doctors and joined the movement in spirit and sedans.
Here are some highlights from Joey’s…More to come on this Congress Crashing Eve!
Roll on Docs!
All the best!
September 27, 2009
Heard the story?
SK Tool workers in Chicago lost their health insurance with absolutely no word of warning.
On Friday Sept 25th, the Mad as Hell Docs barreled into Chicago making their first stop…On the picket line of SK Tools.
Here’s Doc Paul Hochfeld and some shots we got from the front lines.
More to come.
September 17, 2009
Just tie white ribbon somewhere!
Show your support for single payer.
Rep. Anthony Weiner gets it.
Tear down the idea of “cost control” and replace it with “sustainability”.
Improved and expanded Medicare for all.
Our friend Nick always said that when activists hold fast to their principles, they find that what was politically infeasible a week, or a month or a year ago suddenly becomes feasible.
Moments of great social change never start with compromise.
We’ve seen in the recent weeks what happens when you start backpedaling.
If it takes a group of Oregon Doctors in a Winnebago speaking, lobbying and tying white ribbons everywhere, then more (of our) power to them.
Dr. Margaret Flowers joined up with the doctors recently and added her voice to the growing choir.
Doctors are Mad As Hell at the insurance industry consistently preventing them from doing their job.
Their job is life and death.
They want to take care of us, and they do not like it when industry bureaucrats step in and tell them “No you can’t.”
It’s about care, not currency.
Dr. Flowers, we bow to your sincerity and will follow your lead to tie Congress down to real reform.
September 14, 2009
What a revelation, by Senator George McGovern. Apparently, his simple wisdom has prompted a nationwide “slapping of the head”, by gum.
“It’s simple. Medicare for all.”
That’s the message the Mad as Hell Doctors are bringing to Chicago on Sept. 26th, and to Congress on September 30, and to President Obama, if you keep calling and emailing.
Our home town hero Dr. Quentin Young will be joining the Mad Docs, along with single payer supporters from across the state, Saturday Sept 26th at the UIC College of Pharmacy, 833 S Wood St. Chicago to meet the doctors LIVE!
Go to MadDocsChicago.com to let ’em know you’ll be there too.
And we’re all gonna holler, “It’s simple. Medicare for all!”
September 10, 2009
At 11 a.m. on Sept. 26th, at the UIC College of Pharmacy Auditorium, the Mad as Hell Doctors will be making their stop in Chicago on their way to Washington D.C., advocating for a single payer solution.
Dr. Quentin Young will be part of the welcoming party.
Here are his well wishes.
We will see you there!