Saturday, August 22, 2009

A Letter to My Republican Senators and Congressman.

I am writing to ask you to support health care reform by strong government action.

I know too many people who are not getting the health care they deserve because they can't afford it or their insurance is denying coverage. I don't want faceless bureaucrats in the for-profit health care industry deciding who lives and dies, who lives in pain, to give bigger executive bonuses.

The easiest option is to lower the Medicare age to 50 and provide government health care to all under 25 through state programs. This can be mostly financed by raising the Medicare tax and a very small financial investment transaction tax.

Reform of the insurance industry by knocking out pre-existing coverage exclusions and standardizing insurance reforms and coverage and other cost lowering measures could be a separate bill.

I doubt if you will pay attention to this but sometimes even politicians will eventually see sense.

1 comment:

Gary said...

Friendfeed which has this seems to be not linking to Facebook again.