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Parasols and Patriots for Single Payer
Photos of Demonstration for Single Payer Health Care, a Counter Demonstration Against Right Wing "Tea Party" Action, at the corner of Stevens Creek/Winchester Boulevards in San Jose, California.
The Raging Grannies came in costume with colorful "Patients--Not Profits" parasols. The Tea Party people have tried to
co-opt the American flag, but activists from the Single Payer Health Care Coalition and supporting community groups also demonstrated with red/white/blue and displayed American Flags on this Independence Day weekend.
Grannies Jane and Marian out with parasols in the noonday sun. Looks like Granny Jane (left) could use more "protection". Her parasol is full of holes, just like For-Profit Health Care Coverage!
The Grannies and their allies came out to counter some TEA = Taxed Enough Already "tea party" participants. That's the same group that demonstrated with their "Don't Tread on Me" pro-gun/anti-immigrant theme last April 15. This time, killing health care reform was at the top of their agenda.
Health insurance companies have declared war on reform, in fact, they are doing everything in their power to strangle health care reform. Angry “tea party” protesters are now joining forces with the insurance companies to try to quash any change to the system...especially anything that would hurt insurance company profits!
Tea party folks want to change NOTHING about the health care crisis; even though the health care status quo is a disaster!
The Grannies asked them, why not join us since you are so concerned about saving money for Americans? Help us by supporting single payer – a nationalized health care system that will save us $400 billion a year.
Granny Gail's parasol shows that a single-payer plan will provide full coverage!
One of the "Students for Justice" who came looked over Granny Marian's shoulder to join in the Raging Granny songs for Single Payer
Single Payer health care provides quality universal health care and costs less!
Granny Gail of the Raging Grannies and Lynn Huidekoper, RN, Health Care for All-California