"The voters have spoken. They want healthcare now. They expect Congress to move quickly to fix the healthcare system in the United States. And they want something like a single-payer system, a plan where everybody gets the healthcare they need and where all of us pay into it on a sliding scale based on our income. Single payer is the way to pay for healthcare without providing insurance companies with hundreds of billions of our money providing them with hundreds of billions of dollars in profits. We just need healthcare. We don’t need health insurance companies. Health insurance companies don’t provide any healthcare.
"In addition to profiting shamelessly from our illnesses, the health insurance industry is an irresponsible corporate citizen in other respects. A substantial part of their portfolio is invested in the tobacco industry and much of their original wealth was generated on writing health insurance policies on African people who were enslaved in the United States. In response, a national boycott of Aetna has been called because of its acknowledged role in chattel slavery. For more information on this national boycott, google the Restitution Study Group. Healthcare-Now is exposing the myths regarding the actual role of the health insurance industry presently and historically within the United States. We are simply revealing the facts and telling the truth.
"Accordingly, during the coming two years, Healthcare-NOW will help to organize 1,000 TRUTH HEARINGS in Congressional Districts nationwide to give the voters a chance to tell their stories and to give Congress an opportunity to hear their constituents and respond to their desperation for healthcare. This will give everybody an opportunity to see whether our votes really count -- before the 2008 elections.