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My epic rant on health reform
By Dave Winer on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 9:41 PM.
Listen up, this is a rant along the lines of Howard Beale's mantra in Network. Or Tom Cruise's manifesto in Jerry Maguire. Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant. permalink
Check it out. permalink
There's no reason that everyone you know who uses the Internet shouldn't know exactly what the Affordable Care Act does. Never mind whether you like it or don't. Everyone should know what's in it.  permalink
Everyone should know what's in it.  permalink
Everyone. Should. Know. What's. In. It. permalink
And why not. permalink
A few weeks ago The Oatmeal told the story of Nikola Tesla, a not-so-famous inventor of the 19th Century. How much you want to bet that awareness of who Tesla is shot up by a billion percent. permalink
Look.  permalink
We've given too much power to the news media. They aren't telling the story. But we can tell each other. In terms that mean something to human beings. About friends and family members who don't have health insurance because they have asthma or diabetes or high blood pressure. Or had cancer. Or whatever.  permalink
What an outrage that insurance companies can cancel your insurance when you get sick. How convenient for them. Hard to believe that's even possible, but it is.  permalink
So if you have a way with words and infographics and want to help your country, let's do this.  permalink
The White House doesn't do Internet stuff very well. That's no excuse. Let's take this into our own hands. permalink
BTW, the time to do these things is when your back is not against the wall, when it's not a desperate last gasp. Health care reform just dodged a bullet. So please let's make sure it's got super powers next time. Because there will be a next time. permalink
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