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Category: Issues
Posted on January 28, 2010 by Gary
Via Health Care NOW!:
Dear President Obama,

I was overjoyed to hear you say in your State of the Union address last night:

“But if anyone from either party has a better approach that will bring down premiums, bring down the deficit, cover the uninsured, strengthen Medicare for seniors, and stop insurance company abuses, let me know.”

My colleagues, fellow health advocates and I have been trying to meet with you for over a year now because we have an approach which will meet all of your goals and more.

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I am asking you to meet with me because the solution is simple. Remove all of the industries who profit off of the American health care catastrophe from the table. Replace them with those who are knowledgeable in designing health systems and who are without ties to the for-profit medical industries. And then allow them to design an improved Medicare for All national health system. We can implement it within a year of designing such a system.
Category: Personal
Posted on January 27, 2010 by Gary
After many, many years, it was about time I re-did my site. Feel free to browse around, and let me know what you think.
Category: Personal
Posted on January 12, 2010 by Gary
Born and grew up in Milwaukee, I studied physics at Case Western Reserve University and subsequently at University of Florida. I've worked doing research into quantum gravity and field theory at Virginia Tech and University of Alabama before taking up computer programming.

I'm now living in Villa Park, Illinois with my lovely and talented wife, Nayana Patel Kleppe, and my even lovely-and-talented-er son, Ted. Besides working as a web programmer for a downtown Chicago company which should probably remain nameless here, I serve as chair of the York Township Democratic Organization, and have been/am involved in far too many political campaigns to mention here.

Category: Stuff
Posted on January 11, 2010 by Gary
The rules boil down to: This is my home on the Internet. You are a guest here. You're expected to behave with the kind of reasonable manners that you would observe while visiting somebody else's house.

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