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The Power of Moms

We have written previously about mothers who channel their frustrations with the broken health care system into action. And Kay Zwan in Wilmington, North Carolina, is another great example of someone who has spent years fighting insurance companies and red tape to get her son the care he needs.

Kay helps organize a group called Yes We Can Wilmington that is translating the energy of the last presidential election into a sustained movement for change. She is an inspiration — but don’t take my word for it — listen for yourself.

7 Comments


  1. Beth Jacobs

    March 23, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    I appreciate the voice you are giving mothers and NC’s grassroots activists in this post Adam!

  2. AdamL

    March 24, 2009 at 10:04 am

    I’m coming to video you next Beth.

  3. IBXer

    March 24, 2009 at 10:40 am

    I agree, I want the same people who run the DMV to run our health care system as well. Socialist bureaucrats uber alas!

  4. Kimberly

    March 24, 2009 at 10:56 am

    Thanks for sharing this information and for supporting great women and advocates like this. The more we share our stories and our voices in the call for health care reform and a quality affordable national health care plan, we will have a better chance of seeing it happen.

  5. Adam Searing

    March 24, 2009 at 11:33 am

    I’d love to see the politician who can look Kay in the eye and tell her that reform is “too expensive,” “politically unworkable,” or “I really want it, but all those other people don’t.”

  6. Lynice Williams

    April 4, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    It is voices like Kay that together and united will make health care reform a reality in 2009. Everyone in North Carolina and across the nation has to beleive that this issue is their issue weather you have health insurance or not. After working over 20 years for health reform and winning some incremental safety nets the nets now have holes in them. The continued rising cost of health care, climbing uninsured and health disparities will remain the same if everyone does not rise their voices for health care reform now in 2009. Our nation can not wait any longer the time is now, join the fight and let your voice be heard at; healthcareforamericanow.org/nc .
    Lynice Williams NC Fair Share

  7. […] Wilmington mother and health advocate Kay Zwan met with McIntyre and told him that health reform is critical to his […]

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