On Sunday I run into another local doctor at church. I haven't seen him in a long time.

I am still wearing my Mad as Hell Doctors shirt, on the back Single Payer.

He says, "This would be a good time to start working on that again. Your group should go out again."

My first impulse is to yell, but I answer very mildly. "We have been. 2009, 2010, 2011 and everyone in the group is still working on single payer."

"Oh," he says.

"I've been on the committee for health care access locally, plus I write a blog." I say, "How are you involved? Are you a member of Physicians for a National Health Care Program or Health Care Now?"

"Uh, no." he says.

"You can join. It's on line. There is a state chapter and you can get involved."


"Sure. See you at the meetings."

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