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YouTube video of the Billionaires for Wealthcare singing “Public Option Annie” at yesterday’s AHIP conference in Washington, DC
|| 10/24/2009 || 8:19 pm || + Render A Comment || ||

This video was filmed at AHIP‘s 14th annual State Issues Conference at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC. I think the activist singers did an excellent job conveying the message of the importance of a public option in any health insurance reform.



AHIP is the powerful insurance lobby that spends 5 million dollars a week trying to kill health care reform. Billionaires for Wealthcare is a grassroots network looking to stop them – with song.

  • AHIP and other insurance and HMO interests spend nearly $5 million per week undermining real health care reform, including a public option.
  • AHIP has resorted to out-right lying and scare tactics to block health care reform. They sent letters that lie to seniors about what health care reform means for Medicare, and they issued a report on the costs of health care reform legislation that is so misleading even the reports embarrassed authors distanced themselves from the way AHIP used their work.
  • Every year, 45,000 people die because they cant get access to the health care they need. Yet AHIP continues to stand in the way of health care reform that would provide coverage to millions of Americans because the industry is more concerned with protecting profits than saving lives.

Lyrics to “Public Option Annie” sung in the tune of “Tomorrow” from the Broadway musical Annie.
[SINGER #1]
No, thank you!
FOR KILLING THE PUBLIC OPTION
AND BLOCKING ANY HOPES OF ITS ADOPTION
THANK YOU, SIR!

[SINGER #2]
Sure,
BUT WHAT ABOUT COMPETITION?
IT’S AN OLD AMERICAN TRADITION
OR SO I’VE HEARD?

[SINGER #1]
Meh.

[SINGER #3]
WHEN OLYMPIA SNOWE
SAID NO,
IT CROAKED
Right?

[SINGER #2]
NO, THE OPTION’S NOT DEAD

[SINGER #3]
OR RED!

[SINGER #1
EXPLAIN!
Who let these hippies in here?

[SINGERS #2 AND #3, and CHORUS MEMBERS]
IF WE GET A PUBLIC OPTION
WE CAN SNIFF OUT WASTE
JUST LIKE A DACHSUND
COSTS COME DOWN!

[SINGER #1]
Hey, those “costs” are my profits!

[SINGERS #2 AND #3, and CHORUS MEMBERS]
THE OPTION
THE OPTION
THE PUBLIC WANTS OPTIONS
WITHOUT IT,
IT’S A GIVEAWAY

[SINGER #1]
Exactly. To us. Am I in the right room?
THE OPTION
THE OPTION
THE PUBLIC WANTS AN OPTION

[SINGERS #2 AND #3, and CHORUS MEMBERS]
OR REFORM IS A CORP’RATE GIVE-A-WAY!



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