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Help fix our broken health-care system

Having served the health care system for 25 years as a registered nurse, I commend Michael Moore for having the courage to expose our broken health care system and the root causes of its dysfunction. The inhumanities and inequities are glaring. We can do better. Go see his movie “SiCKO” and please join us in breaking out of the collective numbness and complacency that fuel the problem.

Get involved at whatever level you can. Join our local chapter of Healthcare For All by e-mailing Further inform yourself by logging on to or (California Nurses Associations’ Web site.) CNA is solidly behind this movie and the bills being put before our elected officials now. And, who better to understand what is truly going on than our nurses on the front line? Sign the petition online in support of SB 840.

Contact your representatives in congress in support of HR 676, which will expand and improve Medicare for all. Arm yourselves with the facts so that when the insurance and pharmaceutical companies start dumping millions of dollars into the media, you won’t be swayed.

First, go see the movie. You will laugh, cry and hopefully feel inspired to be the change you wish to see.

Lynn Ely, RN

Nevada City

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