Friday, June 5, 2009

Health Care Legislation

The following letter was handwritten three times and is being sent to President Obama, Senator Max Baucus, and Senator Edward Kennedy (the two chairmen of Senate committees writing health care legislation):

"Rather than mandate health coverage for those who can afford it, and thus STILL leave uncovered those without resources to pay for health care, America needs AFFORDABLE health coverage for ALL citizens. Good health and a government that demonstrates its concern will allow and encourage the impoverished to contribute as productive citizens.

The individual mandate favored in Congress by Democrats would offer Federal subsidies or tax credits to help defray the cost of insurance for people with low to moderate incomes. Better, though, is the "Blue Dog Coalition" idea that private insurers should be required to charge affordable rates so everyone can pay for coverage." StumbleUpon