Public-Funded Health Care Has Been Good Enough for Landrieu
Karen Gadbois  of Squandered Heritage , besides being a celebrated citizen-blogger + whistle-blower about the New Orleans Affordable Housing scandal—voted New Orleanian of the Year  2008 by Gambit Weekly—is a courageous breast cancer survivor who works full-time yet has no health insurance for herself or her daughter. In this video, produced by Democracy for America , Karen briefly shares her personal, heartfelt story and asks viewers to help press Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu  to support a public option in health care reform. Landrieu has received $1.6 million in contributions from the insurance and health care industry, yet she has disingenuously dismissed the public option as a free-lunch giveaway.
“I believe in the private sector. . . . When people hear ‘public option’ they hear ‘free health care.’ Everybody wants free health care. Everybody wants health care they don’t have to pay for.” —Senator Mary Landrieu, MSNBC, October 14, 2009 
Whose Side Are You On, Senator Landrieu?
Tell Senator Landrieu you want her to support the cost-containment and expanded choice that a public option would provide. She can be reached at the following numbers:
New Orleans: 504-589-2427
Baton Rouge: 225-389-0395
New Orleans: 504-589-4023
Baton Rouge: 225-389-0660
Read the text of Democracy for America’s “Turn Up the Heat on Landrieu” fundraising letter here .
Read more about Karen Gadbois at ThinkNOLA  and DangerBlond’s posting  of the text of the Wall Street Journal article published on August 9, 2007. Click here  for a WSJ slide show of homes erroneously posted on the City of New Orleans’s demolition list—undamaged houses the city said were in “imminent danger of collapse.” An excellent explanation of the “erroneous demolition” scandal appears here  at the always interesting b.rox.com .