WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 — The California Nurses Association (CNA)/National Nurses Organizing Committee (NNOC) launched a national campaign today in favor of what the group has dubbed “CheneyCare” — guaranteed, publicly-funded health care for all Americans.
The campaign was inspired by the success of the group’s Iowa ads declaring that Vice President Dick Cheney “would be dead” if he did not have publicly-funded health care. A new version of the Iowa ad asking Americans to sign a petition for “CheneyCare” will run today in eight New Hampshire papers before going national in the New York Times, Washington Post, and USA Today, as well as leading political blogs, on Monday.
“All Americans have the right to the quality of care that our Vice-President, President, and Congress already have,” said Rose Ann DeMoro, Executive Director of CNA/NNOC and a vice-president of the AFL-CIO. “All the leading Democratic proposals fall well short of “CheneyCare,” keeping insurance companies at the apex of power and allowing them to deny care that can save lives. The Republican proposals are even worse.” Keep reading…
That doesn’t seem like so much to ask, does it? If Dick Cheney, and every member of Congress, deserve premium healthcare, certainly the rest of us do.