Monday, September 7, 2009

Cry Out for Health Care Reform!

Rocky: I'm happy to report that my mom is feeling better. In fact, she felt good enough last week to go with my human artists Suzanne and Jenni to a rally for health care reform. Even with insurance, my mom is racking up medical bills and still facing surgery, and Suzanne has no health insurance at all.

When my mom's daughter Tiffany had serious spinal surgery in Italy, you know what it cost, including surgery, hospitalization, tons of expensive tests like CAT scans, doctor fees, etc.? Nothing! Here in the U.S. it would have cost a squillion dollars. And it was state-of-the-art care with no waiting, so don't believe all the lies you hear about European health care. They aren't true.

My human artist Jenni is also a musician, and I want to share with you a video of her performing her song "Cry Out." Jenni wrote the music and lyrics and created the video. It's going to be played at another health care rally next weekend.

Enjoy "Cry Out"and Jenni would love your feedback! We hope it inspires you to cry out for health care for all Americans. As Senator Kennedy said, it's a right, not a privilege.

Cry Out lyrics:

The world is wounded, its nations bleeding
And their ghosts remind us of all the blood we've shed
Their memory haunts us, like lurking shadows
Tell me, where'd the peace go and tell me do you care?
Do you care enough to ...

Cry out! Cry out!
Cry, cry, cry, cry
Cry out! Cry out!

May heaven help us and wake us from sleeping
Then cause every heart to share a common dream
Once common purpose and one single vision
Oh, in the name of God, let freedom reign.
If you really care, then ...

Cry out! Cry out!
Cry, cry, cry, cry
Cry out! Cry out!

Lay down your guns, give love a chance
Raise up your voice before the last grain falls through the hourglass!

Cry out! Cry out!
Cry, cry, cry, cry
Cry out! Cry out!

How can we deny all the truth that seeks us
When we're nailed to a cross that every soul must bare?
How many signs do we have to witness?
How many graves left to dig before we dare to ...

Cry out! Cry out!
Cry, cry, cry, cry
Cry out! Cry out!


Angel, Kirby and Max said...

Rocky, tell Jenni that is a beautiful song. She performs it beautifully. We agree that something needs to be done about health care! We are glad your Mom is doing better!

Gemini and Ichiro said...

We have been working our toes to the bone. I am terrified every time I hear that the White House won't demand a public option. Have you been to They are for single payer (they prefer to a public option) and I think they have some really good points. We loved John Kitzhauber when he was governor of Oregon--he's in their video on what they do. We hope that someone starts listening to them! (Maybe then we could at least get the public option!)

mog said...

Glad your mom is doing better, bout time too. The song is beautiful. What about Carnival of the Cats? You were scheduled for this weekend. I have been without my computer and unable to access anything as I lack the passwords so have been unable to commmunicate with anyone. Sorry.

Victor Tabbycat said...

Yup, efun wif insurants, we has a lot to gain from healfcare reform. Our grampa just had him's pacemaker replaced an he was actually in a bad way afore da surgery but couldn't be admitted until affer the surgery cuz of insurants rules!
Don't get MOm started bout the cost of da boy's meds or da hassle gettin them from da mail-order our insurants purrfurs.
Hope efurryone is feelin better, whatefur ails dem!

Us4 Cats said...


by the way, we love all you photos in sidebar. very sweet.


The Whiskeratti said...

We agree - healthcare in this country is unbelievably pitiful.

Quill and Greyson said...

Hope your human artist is feeling okay!

We are hoping that there are some pawsitive changes to things in healthcare.

Ikaika said...

Glad to hear your Mom is feeling a bit better. We are purring for her. And we agree that health care is a right ... even the public option won't suffice. Our beans deserve single payer -- i.e. universal -- health care.

Brate said...

It doesn’t seem to me as healthcare cant be made to feel luxurious. My experience with the elite health care services defines a very different story. Right now, I am engaged in concierge wellness program which is designed for healthcare at concierge level. They are providing me medication with care at the highest level of comfort. Their wellness program allows me to have a direct access to my personal physician via phone and email, but also in the emergency situation which I had because of having a heart attack, physician came home and also were present in the emergency room to expedite my care. They provided me a patient care concierge who managed all my transportation and accommodation. All this meant a lot to me when it comes to health. So, a concierge level hospitalization is a boon to me, and many other who are desiring to experience.

Poppy Q said...

We have a free healthcare system in New Zealand. It is not without it's faults, and we do have some waiting lists, but I think we do well even with only 4 million people.

So if you had a car accident, chopped off your fingers or needed urgent cancer treatment, that is all done for free at the local hospital.

Private health insurance will speed things up, but they still have waiting lists to see doctors and get scans done too, and many things still need to be referred back to the publice system.

We hope that everyone in the US gets involved with talking and voting for health reforms.

Best wishes.

Julie and Poppy Q

EverCats said...

What a wonderful song! Your kitties have trained you well : )

Around Your Wrist said...

what a gorgeous song...beautifully done!

healthcare reform is necessary!

chris said...

Our health care problems are so tragic and we definitely need some type of reform. Thanks for posting about this important topic

Boy n Beethoven said...

I is gwad your Mom is better and I do think good healthcare is very importants. Although I loves my vet, I do not want to go there and have mine Mummy pay lots and lots too, so I is sure it should work the same way for beans.


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Unknown said...

I loved the lyrics to your song. They are very very good and meaningful.

I am a member of the bizymoms Terre-haute community and would love for you to share it with them.

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catsynth said...

We'll join you in a shout out for healthcare reform :)

We saw some of the anti-reform folks protesting back this summer, that was an "interesting" experience to say the least.

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