Friday, October 23, 2009

'Names of the Dead' site is live

Posted By on Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 9:34 AM

Freshman Congressman Alan Grayson, of Florida, is sick of the game-playing in Congress, and boy is it refreshing.

He's sick of hearing about how the insurance industry -- rolling in more cash than many countries -- will suffer if our lawmakers do the moral thing and revamp how health insurance is sold and doled out in our country. He's sick of the Republicans wasting time and cowing down to their insurance industry financial supporters.

He's sick of sick people getting sicker because they can't afford to go to the doctor. More, he's tired of people dropping dead because they can't afford adequate health care. In case you haven't heard, more than 44,000 people die EVERY YEAR because of the decisions made by insurance company death panels.

Grayson believes, in the very least, we should honor the dead by naming them. So, he's started a new Web site: There you can enter the name of your friends and relatives who died because they didn't have enough insurance, or because they didn't have any at all.

He's also got a petition you can sign letting Congressman Harry Reid know to get crackin' on health care reform.

What are you waiting for? Click the links. Speak up.

Florida Congressman Alan Grayson keeps provoking congressional Republicans and their media allies with fact-based challenges to the lies being used to block health care reform.

No matter how desperately Republicans in Congress and their amen corner in the media may try to censor the dissident Democrats, Grayson is reminding America about the trail of dead left by insurance-company greed and political neglect.

The Florida Democrat who drew national attention last month when he declared on the House floor that the Republican plan for uninsured Americans was "don't get sick, and if you do get sick, die quickly," was back on the House floor this week to announce the creation of a website to honor the victims of the current system.

Grayson, who has taken the lead in highlighting a Harvard study that shows 44,000 Americans die annually because they have no health insurance, told the House and the nation: "I think it dishonors all those Americans who have lost their lives because they had no health coverage, by ignoring them, by not paying attention to them, and by doing nothing to change the situation that led them to lose their live."

With that in mind, he announced the launch of a Names of the Dead website.

Watch Grayson in action:

"The Republican's health care plan was a blank piece of paper."

An interview with Maddow, after a reminder of some of the mean-spirited stuff Republicans have said about health care reform:

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