Persuasion: Health Care

 

August 15th Meeting – Due to small number of participants which included two new members, our time was spent recapping what we had previously decided and reviewing our goals.  Specifically, we want to develop dialog tools and collect stories that can be used within the framework of talking to individuals who either don’t share our goals or are uninformed on the subject.  We also talked about how to spread our “message” to groups, etc.  Our homework was to have everyone watch at least the first two Resistance School presentations and write your personal story which relates to healthcare and how our present system has either failed or helped you.

July 18th Meeting – No Recap

June 20th Meeting Recap

  • End Game – What is our final goal –
    • We want develop a message about Health Care that makes sense to most people
    • Develop frames that can be used against WealthCare, so that we can open dialog on health care
    • Disseminate our health care message throughout the country
  • We focused our meeting around developing frames.
  • Our brain storming session began with discussing how health care changes would affect us as well as our neighbors.
    • Even people with employer health care plans will be affected due to the lifetime cap
    • A talking point for helping your neighbors – We know you care about your neighbors.  How are your neighbors?
      • This type of question could be used to break the ice and make it easier to bring up the downfalls of the AHCA
  • Health care frames
    • Rather than AHCA, we’ve come up with the following:
      • TrumpCare
      • WealthCare (actually from “Pod Save America”)
      • LieCare
      • LoserCare
      • SadCare
      • DeathCare
      • Mean Health Care Plan
      • I added a few more I thought of:
        • Sad TrumpCare
        • Bad TrumpCare
      • Make Health Care great again
      • Basic Health Care for everyone
      • We’re as strong as our weakest link
        • Teach our neighbors how to be healthy, so our insurance costs will not go up (ultimate goal to not let our health care costs go up)
      • Healthy neighbor, healthy wallet
      • Mend it don’t End it
  • Action Items – Homework!
  • Write the Editors of Dallas Morning News
    • SInce the Senate will vote on the newly “revised” WealthCare bill next week, our immediate action is to write to the Editor of Dallas Morning News talking about Health Care.
    • It is better if we address the letter to a current article
    • Use the frames we developed (listed above) – we want to start a trend and have people use our frames!
    • Make the letter pithy, add humor.  Editors like that.
    • Share the letter with the group so that we too can send a letter about the same article
      • Editors are more apt to publish if there are multiple letters
  • Contact your friends and family in WV, LA, ME, AZ, CO, AK, OH, NV
    • ask them to call their senators to put pressure on them to not vote for the “revised” WealthCare bill
    • Here are the numbers and names of the staffers they can call