AHIP is the powerful insurance lobby that spends 5 million dollars a week trying to kill health care reform. Billionaires for Wealthcare is a grassroots network looking to stop them - with song.
• AHIP and other insurance and HMO interests spend nearly $5 million per week undermining real health care reform, including a public option.
• AHIP has resorted to out-right lying and scare tactics to block health care reform. They sent letters that lie to seniors about what health care reform means for Medicare, and they issued a report on the costs of health care reform legislation that is so misleading even the reports embarrassed authors distanced themselves from the way AHIP used their work.
• Every year, 45,000 people die because they cant get access to the health care they need. Yet AHIP continues to stand in the way of health care reform that would provide coverage to millions of Americans because the industry is more concerned with protecting profits than saving lives.
Lyrics to "Public Option Annie"
(to the tune of "Tomorrow" from Annie)
SINGER #1No, thank you!FOR KILLING THE PUBLIC OPTIONAND BLOCKING ANY HOPES OF ITS ADOPTIONTHANK YOU, SIR!SINGER #2Sure,BUT WHAT ABOUT COMPETITION?IT'S AN OLD AMERICAN TRADITIONOR SO I'VE HEARD?SINGER #1Meh.SINGER #3WHEN OLYMPIA SNOWESAID NO,IT CROAKEDRight?SINGER #2NO, THE OPTION'S NOT DEADSINGER #3OR RED!SINGER #1EXPLAIN!Who let these hippies in here?SINGERS #2 AND #3, and CHORUS MEMBERSIF WE GET A PUB-LIC OPTIONWE CAN SNIFF OUT WASTEJUST LIKE A DACHSUNDCOSTS COME DOWN!SINGER #1Hey, those "costs" are my profits!SINGERS #2 AND #3, and CHORUS MEMBERSTHE OPTIONTHE OPTIONTHE PUBLIC WANTS OPTIONSWITHOUT IT,IT'S A GIVEAWAYSINGER #1Exactly. To us. Am I in the right room?THE OPTIONTHE OPTIONTHE PUBLIC WANTS AN OPTIONSINGERS #2 AND #3, and CHORUS MEMBERSOR REFORM IS A CORP'RATE GIVE-A-WAY!SINGER #1Well, I've heard enough - my helicopter is parked in a handicap space.
.BILLIONAIRES FOR WEALTHCARE
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