Sunday, August 23, 2009
Yesterday members of CCAG (Connecticut Citizen Action Group) spread out around the Hartford area gathering signatures in favor of "three bedrock requirements for real health care reform." The canvassers who spent a couple hours at the West Hartford farmer's market had a better than 50% success rate getting signatures from people they approached. A few people waved them off, but some others read the principles and complained they didn't go far enough, that nothing short of a single-payer system stands any chance of fixing the health care mess. Recent polls have shown that three-quarters of Americans are in favor of health care reform, and this unscientific sampling lined up nicely with that ratio.