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Special Project of the Million Letters for Health Care Campaign
to flood U.S. Reps with a million calls in the fall of 2009

One Short Call by One Million Americans


… to prepare for the expected U.S. House vote on single-payer national health insurance.

Since thousands of people are calling, please make your call efficient (short) and effective (clearly on topic) by using the step-by-step script below to help keep the phone lines open. If the line is busy, it is very important to please be patient and call again.

Call once, as soon as you can, and get many more to call.

Make the following efficient (short) and effective (clearly on topic) call to your U.S. Representative to help get support for an historic vote that is planned for occur this fall on single-payer national health insurance, so that American and Americans can realize its benefits.


The instructions are also available provided as a pdf file.

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  1. Know the name of your U.S. Representative AND your Congressional District Number:
    Get it from www.house.gov or ask for their name and the district number when you call.
    Write down the name and district number, as you will need it at the last step, below.
  2. Call your U.S. Representative at the U.S. Capital.

    9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST is best.
    Toll-Free: 800-828-0498, 877-851-6437, 866-338-1015, or 888-460-0813
    Toll Call: 202-224-3121 or 202-225-3121
    To the operator: state the name of the person you are calling.
  3. To the staff person who answers the phone, state your intention:
    “I would like to give input on an issue.” That alerts them to your purpose.
  4. Give your input … whether you are connected to voice-mail or are still speaking to the staff person directly. The … represent very short pauses to help ensure that the staff person hears and understands your input. Weiner is pronounced “weener.”

    “Please vote yes on the upcoming vote on single-payer … national health insurance … initiated by the Weiner amendment.”
  5. Pause after you have given your input to allow time for the staff member to acknowledge your input and note for their records that another person called regarding single-payer. If the staff person states that they already support single-payer, say this: “Okay, thank-you. but I am calling to help ensure that you know my position on single-payer.”
  6. If they ask for where you live, give them your city and state (and whatever else they need).
    If they don’t ask where you live, very quickly tell them your city and state before you hang up. That helps to distinguish your call from other calls that are occurring about health care.
    7.Please report that you called:
    >A. Sign up here: http://www.medicareforall.org/pages/Sign_Up_to_Be_Counted so that you can help the graph sky-rocket here: http://www.medicareforall.org and so that we know what U.S. Representatives were called. This is important, because the one million is best reached with 2,299 callers in each U.S. Congressional District.
    >B. Log that you called here: http://www.medicareforall.org/pages/I_Called_Congress

Want Health Care? This is the best way, like other free-market countries already have!

  • No more premiums, only a few percent more in the Medicare tax; net result is higher household income due to lower U.S. health care costs..
  • Never again have a major medical bill or the fear of getting one.
  • Always have access to all medically-necessary care.
  • Other free-market countries already have good access, some since 1900.
  • This will be better than any health insurance company can or will offer you.

One Short Call by One Million Americans
See the graph at the homepage

  1. Make One Call
  2. Get Many More Callers. Ask people who are interested to call … especially people who need health insurance or who have been hurt by the current way of paying for health care in the U.S..
    Carefully go through the script you used, here or with the printed (pdf) copy to show people how EASY this is to help get a big benefit!
    If and when possible, have them dial immediately and do this easy call immediately, while you are with them.



Voice-Mail

If possible, avoid using voicemail to help ensure that your input is heard and recorded by a staff person. When you need to leave your message on voice-mail: simply state your input, as seen in the box above, and give your name, city and state.

Historic Vote

The U.S. Congress (the U.S. House) plans to have a vote on single-payer national health insurance.
This will occur by debating and voting on an amendment prepared by Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York.
http://energycommerce.house.gov/Press_111/20090731/hr3200_weiner_1.pdf).
This is equivalent to H.R. 676, which will implement single-payer.


See the benefits … compared to what we have now.

We will cause the single-payer vote of 2009 to be a positive event in U.S. history.

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