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June 1, 2008

Health Care Crisis SOLVED

On today’s (Sunday) Downsize DC Conference Call (radio show), “America’s Health Care Crisis Solved.” It’s the name of a new book by J. Patrick Rooney and Dan Perrin. Mr. Perrin, President of the HSA Coalition, will be my guest.

“Solved” is a big claim — like truth, justice, and the check is in mail. But the plan outlined in this book is quite compelling. Rooney and Perrin apply practical, transitional “market magic” to solve pressing problems, like insuring all Americans and bringing hospital prices down and under control, all while reducing the cost to and involvement of both the federal government and insurance companies.

One might think that a book on health care might be a stale polemic or just plain complicated — a bunch of political double-talk. Well, this book is very practical and the authors “put the cookies on the lowest shelf.” So if you call in today, you can expect a REAL answer that you can understand and use from my guest, Dan Perrin. Here’s how you can participate . . .

Toll-free 1-800-259-9231, or type this address to email me, “CALL at DOWNSIZEDC dot ORG”

My TWO (2) hour show starts at 3:06 PM Eastern (2:06 PM Central, 1:06 PM Mountain, and 12:06 PM Pacific), and I really want to encourage you to tune in, because. . .

“You can’t beat something with nothing.”

There is tremendous pressure and, I believe, a likelihood that the next President and the next Congress will dramatically change how health care is financed. Frankly, the system should be changed. It’s too complex, too expensive, and too often a serious illness can destroy a family’s finances. But the changes being proposed by the current politicians will, inevitably, mean greater government involvement, and that will lead first to cost overruns, then to quality reductions, and finally to rationing.

We must offer a better alternative if we’re going to avoid that future. At, we’ve already begun this process with one campaign about our government’s debt and two campaigns directly about healthcare (and probably more to come):

* THE BIG ISSUE: $53 trillion in unfunded liabilities
* First Do No Harm
* Get a Tax Refund for your Health Care Expenses

So for those DC Downsizers that want to get quickly informed on this issue and get a practical handle on it, I would highly recommend you TUNE IN today and even consider purchasing this book. 

You can hear the show online at

Or you can tune in to one of these stations . . .

* WCER 900-AM Canton, Ohio
* WBCR 1470-AM Maryville, Tennessee
* KLID 1340-AM, Poplar Bluff, Missouri
* KGEZ 600-AM, Great Falls, Montana

Of course, we’ll also have a Gun Owners of America Update, since GOA is a sponsor of this show.

And if for some reason you can’t catch the live show, my network, Genesis Communications provides a podcast of the show, available a couple of hours after it goes off air, up through the next broadcast.

If you have technical issues with the podcast, please contact the webmaster at, directly.

Please note: The Downsize DC Conference Call is MY show and, Inc is merely a sponsor. The views expressed on the program are not necessarily those of the Downsize DC boards, staff, or supporters. This message is distributed as part of a promotional arrangement.

Happy Listening,

Jim Babka, Host
Downsize DC Conference Call

P.S. I don’t think I’ve ever done this in one of my Sunday messages before, but is still shy of its monthly budget goal by just $1,216, and they’re using the rest of this weekend to reach the goal. could use a $1,000 donor right now, but any amount will make a difference. I’m proud to work for Please support this energetic organization.

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