TDI -- Reporter's Blog

Jun. 29, 2009 at 4:30pm

Health Care Reform Hits Downtown

As of around 4:00 p.m. today, two small groups of demonstrators are gathered at separate corners of 11th and Pacific downtown as part of a rally in support of national single-payer health care.

According to a press release I received last week, one group is outside the Washington Building to show support for Congressman Norm Dicks who has signed on in support of HR 676 (he has an office in the building); another group is outside the Rust Building across the street to urge Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray to show the same support (they have offices in the Rust Building).

More info is here.

I shot these photos 20 minutes ago . . .

 

From the Index office upstairs, I can hear chants and the occasional honks of passing cars. If you are into the issue and happen to be nearby, they have plenty of extra signs for you to hold.

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by L.S.Erhardt on 6/29/2009 @ 7:00pm
I'd support this government healthcare if, and only if the following is part of the plan:

It is not compulsory.

If I choose to have my own provider or have no coverage at all, then I should not have to pay for a system I'm not using.

...but like all things schemed up by the other Washington, this plan will likely be compulsory and will push the nation right over the event horizon and into the bankruptcy black hole we're already teetering on the edge of.

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