Dear Congress

#hcr
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Dear Progressive Congressperson,
We are all under pressure to pass the Senate healthcare reform bill. Unfortunately, it is corrupt legislation. Please kick those industry lobbyists (and our lobbyists too) out the door now and act in the public interest.

REASONS I DISLIKE THE SENATE’S PASSED VERSION OF THE HEALTHCARE REFORM BILL:

(1) it has no cost control commission with teeth, (2) does not cover all Americans adequately, (3) does not provide for a government-run not-for-profit health plan that can negotiate down healthcare costs in which anybody may join (4) requires everyone to buy insurance, but does not require not-for-profit insurance be an option, even though I want NO OPT OUTS, (5) takes too long to get started (6) relies on deficit spending when everybody needs to pay based on the ability to afford; that is, through taxation.

There are things that I like:

I do like that it (1) tries to eliminate pre-existing conditions (2) tries to stop patient dumping (3) helps those who can’t afford their insurance pay for it (4) requires that nobody can opt out — I am FOR NO OPT OUT ONLY IF there is a not-for-profit PUBLIC OPTION with the power to negotiate healthcare costs down that is open to all Americans to switch to.

THE PUBLIC OPTION
It must be available! Don’t REQUIRE Americans pay for the profits of a monopolized, cornered market — that is fascism.

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