OBAMA’S MOVEMENT FOR CHANGE IN THE US IS AT RISK OF COLLAPSING — in large part because of lies about the Canadian healthcare system! Please sign the online petition by Avaaz, a progressive internet mobilizer, to help our sisters and brothers in the US win universal healthcare.

It’s incredible, but Obama’s health plan, and with it his entire Presidency, could be derailed if big corporations and the radical right manage to convince Americans that our health system is a nightmare similar to “Soviet Russia”.

We need a huge popular outcry to show the truth — how proud and grateful we are in Canada to have a public healthcare system that works. Sign on to the message to America and forward this email — if enough of us sign, we’ll cause a stir in US media and help change the debate.

US healthcare is run by large corporations – it’s the most expensive in the world, but ranks 37th in quality, and 40 million Americans can’t afford any care at all. It’s an awful system for people, but corporations make enormous profits, so they’re fighting to keep it. If they win and Obama fails, the Democrats could lose the Congress in elections next year. If this happens, progress on every global issue is endangered, from climate change to the war in Iraq.

We have no time to lose. Industry lobbyists are ramping up their smear campaigns right now to make sure the Obama plan is dead on arrival when Congress meets in September. Americans are hearing a constant barrage of propaganda that Canadian healthcare is a nightmare. Let’s say it ain’t so. Please consider adding your name to counter the vicious campaign against public healthcare by clicking on the link http://www.avaaz.org/en/reform_health_care

Canadian healthcare isn’t perfect — but it works far better than the US system. Let’s stand up to the lies, and help save Obama’s movement for change with the truth about Canada’s healthcare system.