Carrying signs reading "Whatever happened to an apple a day?" and "Let them eat Advil," the Billionaires for Wealthfare went to offer their support at HNE's offices at One Monarch Place, Springfield. That support was not appreciated, however.
The billionaires describe themselves as " a grassroots network of health insurance CEOs, HMO lobbyists, talk-show hosts, and others profiting off of our broken health care system. We'll do whatever it takes to ensure another decade where your pain is our gain. After all, when it comes to health insurance, if we ain't broke, why fix it?"
Somehow the word got out about the billionaires' rally and counter-demonstrators also turned up, urging passerbys to call Congressman Richard Neal and urge him to honor his April 24, 2006 promise to vote for Single Payer should it ever come to the floor of the House. Well, the it has, and the time is now!
Go to http://www.house.gov/neal/
Seriously, can we please get health care reform finished in this country so we can get on to other issues?