Saturday, September 19, 2009

Tell Blanche Lincoln and Mike Ross to Act Like Democrats

Jane Hamsher and FireDog Lake (FDL) have been leading the battle for health care.
Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AK) and Rep. Mike Ross (D-AK) are blocking what Arkansas wants: competition for the bloated insurance industry.

Both Lincoln and Ross are up for election next year. Recent polling in the state shows that not only are they both vulnerable, but the public option is a popular issue with Arkansas voters.

It should be a no-brainer. Yet Lincoln and Ross are both doing the bidding of the insurance industry to block the public option.

Mike Ross recently said that the people in his district didn't want a public plan that would save them $2000 a year in medical costs.2 Daily Kos polled Arkansas and found that's not true -- a majority of all Arkansans, and 80% of Arkansas Democrats, want a public option.

We need to let Arkansas voters know the truth: Lincoln and Ross are blocking true health care reform by standing with the health insurance industry.

And if Lincoln and Ross still won't side with Arkansas Democrats, we'll have to find someone who will.

Stand with Arkansas Democrats: watch our new ad to air in Arkansas and donate now to put it on TV. Click here:

We're ready to hold members of Congress accountable for the public health insurance option, but we can only do it with your help.

Thanks for all you do.

Jane Hamsher
FDL Action PA

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