Editor:Thanks, Marie! Here are some ways to contact your congresspeople.
On insurance I want a plan just like the U.S. Congress has. Currently, 47 million Americans are without health insurance, resulting in 45,000 deaths/year. Medical debt has caused 700,000 bankruptcies.
The United States has the worst record of civilized nations in caring for the health of its citizens and we pay more than any other nation.
One exception to the rule is the elite of our U.S. Congress. They voted in their own coverage, have a good choice of plans, cover spouses and family, qualify as soon as they take the oath through retirement and 50 percent of the premiums are picked up by us the taxpayer! Yet, health care for U.S. citizens is called "socialized medicine." Their plan, the VA, Medicare and Social Security, are government run plans and I don't know anyone willing to give up those benefits. Double standard here? The health reform bill gives uninsured people the same private insurance choices Congress gets, but apparently, what's good for the goose isn't good enough for the American people.
It enrages me as it should every American! Change does not happen unless we initiate it. Complacency doesn't cut it. Call all of our Tennessee representatives at 1-800-828-0498 this week and demand the same coverage choices they have. The vote is soon.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Your Health Care Coverage is Fine for Us, Senator
One of my peeps wrote this great letter in the Elizabethton Star: