If I have a fire in my attic, I am assured that it will be put out by the Fulton Fire Department. No one will check first to see if I have a current "fire protection insurance card" before the flames are doused. As a resident and citizen of Fulton, I am protected.
Not so, if I need medical care.
With 45 million uninsured people and millions more holding insurance with high deductibles, economic ruin and bankruptcy is around the corner for too many of our neighbors. Health care reform is high on the new administration's agenda, and we need to be sure that a public "Medicare-like" option is included. We desperately need a plan that will effectively cover the uninsured and underinsured in this country while allowing folks to keep their current insurance if they are happy with it. Let us join the leading industrialized nations who are able, at a cheaper price, to ensure everyone has health care.
Please write our representive and senators Bond and McCaskill to move true health reform forward by including a public "Medicare for all who want it" health care option.