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Why We Need Health Care Reform

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2009/8/16 5:40:00 (1205 reads)

This letter lifted verbatim from the New York Times


Our nation is now engaged in a great debate about the future of health care in America. And over the past few weeks, much of the media attention has been focused on the loudest voices. What we haven’t heard are the voices of the millions upon millions of Americans who quietly struggle every day with a system that often works better for the health-insurance companies than it does for them.

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Open Letter to Congressman Mike Pence (R-IN)

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Posted by txdemjen on 2009/7/25 17:20:22 (1826 reads)

Mike,

Your efforts to have more women's deaths on your hands failed. Much to your dismay, I lived because of Planned Parenthood and the healthcare they provided when I was a poor Ball State student whose family had lost everything.

Doesn't it just piss you off that thanks to Planned Parenthood and federal loans and grants, I am physically, financially, and intellectually prepared to fight you and your ilk?

Damn us uppity women and once-poor folk thinkin' we deserve rights, freedom, and opportunity too.

Sleep well.

-Jennifer Giles

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AARP Urges Burgess to Act Decisively on On Health Care

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2009/6/7 5:03:47 (4207 reads)

(Ed. Note: The following post is by neighbor and longtime Lewisville resident Kathy Aljoe, who is a volunteer for the American Association of Retired People.)

As the national conversation on health care reform reaches a tipping point, AARP volunteers in Lewisville are asking to have a conversation with Congressman Michael Burgess and his staff about the need for Congress to pass legislation to reform our health care system this year.

The national debate on health care reform has reached the moment of truth. Unemployment continues to rise, and skyrocketing medical costs are squeezing individuals, families, businesses, government and the nation as a whole. The nation’s broken health care system has finally reached the top of the nation’s agenda, and it’s time to tackle the problem.

In a recent TeleTown-hall meeting, Representative Burgess said that he prefers a consumer directed health plan, where employees contribute a small amount from each paycheck to be used when medical expenses arise. Consumers currently have this option; it’s called a medical savings account. The real problem is that many Americans can’t afford to set aside additional money for health care when they are already grappling with sky high premiums and deductibles.

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