The single payer slogan bandied easily about,
seems to be the simple answer when in need of care.
And of course it’s fairer when all treated just the same,
as equal waits of equal time in equal lines are shared.
No special track to the doc regardless of ones wealth.
No fast pass to a surgeon when the line for care is long.
No special clubs or memberships if health care is at stake,
a single payer system means we all are to belong.
Each lobbyist on K Street and each government official,
talk show hosts, and congressman, and west coast starlets too …
Soros, Koch, and Bush and Steyer, Trump and all the others,
equal waits in equal lines, for everyone plus you.
Equality of health care means, no one buys his way.
It means your money cannot buy a bigger unfair share.
For if you could it means you’re taking doctors from us all.
It’s not equality of access when, money buys your care.
When you hear a wheeler-dealer selling single payer,
be sure to ask if everyone … EVERYONE’S included.
Those of power, those of wealth, and everyone who had
a hand in building single payer, should not be excluded.
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